Thursday Doors – August 30, 2018

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Worn and Weathered – Coastal Doors, Rural Nova Scotia

Windswept salty air can be rough on coastal buildings.

Add the freezing cold temperatures of winter in Canada and you have a recipe for doors with lots of character.

Or perhaps just a lot of rust and chipping paint…

I guess it all depends on how you choose to look at it.

For us door lovers, we don’t see chipped paint, we see texture 😉

and worn, weathered beauty…

Or maybe an opportunity to brighten things up with fun attention-getting colours.

or just a clean fresh coat of paint

However you choose to perceive these doors with character, the small coastal towns and villages in Nova Scotia always have me stopping to admire and capture their rugged beauty.

As always, I thank you for looking 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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73 Responses to Thursday Doors – August 30, 2018

  1. Amy says:

    Oh wow! I just love the textured beauty of weathered doors and buildings. These are great Norm! 🙂

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  2. Oh yes yes, character, texture, weathered beauty. That’s us, old people. 😉 I love these photos! And that splash of orange nails it.

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  3. Such great finds, Norm! Love the old and weathered doors and hardware and the new or refurbished painted ones emphasizes your images. I hope I can visit Nova Scotia someday!

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  4. Aimer Boyz says:

    I’m lazy about upkeep so I’m going to go with doors with “character” 🙂 That lighthouse door is amazing, but that perfect shed is an adorable doll house. Love it 🙂

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Sorry to be so late, Norm. I read your post very early on Thursday, but on my phone. I knew I had to circle back to see these long-serving doors on a larger monitor. Your right,about how we see these doors – textured – I like that. Weather is a persistent enemy. It takes it’s toll, but these guys have stood against it. It’s good to see some being refreshed.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you Dan. Yes weather just never seems to let up does it. Wind, rain, cold, snow, beating sun – all of it takes a toll. It’s not easy to keep up.
      Try to enjoy your long weekend my friend 🙂

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      • Dan Antion says:

        It’s looking like a nice weekend (weather-wise). I imagine it’s hard to keep up, the farther north and closer to the ocean, because I’m guessing they have fewer days to do the maintenance.


  6. Love the light house, just bxause the function of it. Have to say, I am torn between smooth and “texture.” If it were my own house or barn, I think it would start bothering me. in a photo it’s easy to distance oneself and go for the texture, lol. Have heard from friends that Nova Scotia is “an experience!”

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  7. lindasschaub says:

    The weatherbeaten and rusty looks here give such a rustic look to some of these buildings. You did great capturing them.

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  8. prior.. says:

    something so beautiful with the patina, rust, and unique shots.
    also, your opening words:

    Windswept salty air

    ahhh – set the stage.

    And I love the originality in photos of weathered doors and structures – 🙂

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  9. I love the worn and weathered ones. Thanks!

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  10. Helen Bushe says:

    How I love old weathered doors. And these are beauties . I’ve posted some myself this week so I was extra pleased to see these! Thank you for running this weekly challenge. its fun.

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  11. I love that line you said, ” We door lovers don’t see chipped paint. We see texture.” It’s true!

    Great selection with so many neat doors.

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  12. I love weathered doors… so much character and history. Oh, and rust… I love rust too!

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  13. Yep, I just see texture, too. Great captures as usual, Norm.

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  14. Nice selection of photos. I love those worn and weathered coastal doors. The textures and faded colors are spectacular.

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  15. JT Twissel says:

    The rust color really adds a lot of character, doesn’t it?

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  16. Lynn says:

    I love every single one of these Norm. The texture & the wear tell such a wonderful story!

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  17. marianallen says:

    I don’t like to HAVE doors with “character,” but I love to LOOK at them. Thanks for sharing these!

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  18. Lovely photos. I lived right next to the sea for years and found that it is not only wood which weathers. Masonry walls are affected by the salt breeze. Metals rust very fast. Books, and even CDs used to be hard to preserve. Moving a 100 meters inland changes the amount of weathering.

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  19. You’ve captured exactly what I love about seaside buildings — that peeling paint and rust encrusted hardware. Good job!

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  20. Candy says:

    love these doors with character – nothing boring about them. bet they have stories to tell.

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  21. Dymoon says:

    playing my song this morning, you romantic you.. cheers have a good day

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  22. Rowena says:

    Great series of doors again, Norm. After reading through this, though I might give my own face a few coats of paint to overcome a bit of that weathering process. I have a real love of light houses so that was my favourite. I started going through my photos from last year’s trip to Tasmania after taking part last week, and had a lot of fun and could well be on the road to becoming a Crazy Door Lady myself.
    Best wishes,

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  23. Joanne Sisco says:

    You manage to capture the beauty even in the worn, weathered, and peeling texture of neglected doors.

    The second last photo is my favourite with the small window replaced by a little door. The extension cord running inside makes me think it’s on life-support.

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  24. I think we’d all look a bit weathered after being out in those seasonal changes for years. Let’s go with character, just as we want to think about our faces as we age. 🙂


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  25. slfinnell says:

    I love the composition with the orange door pic and the splash of color on the flowers below it! But that next to last pic might come in useful. Thinking of telling my kiddos I’ve seen a giant candy cane and that you must have visited Santa’s place;) I need all the help I can get with these five 3 year olds this week lol Full moon is about to do me in. lol

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  26. Bear R Humphreys says:

    I am liking the doors theme so I did my first Thursday Doors post today. Not quite sure how it’s meant to work from here on in but I have left a link on the InLinkz button.

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    • Bear R Humphreys says:

      Ignore that, the door to the understanding part of my brain needed its hinges oiled.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Norm 2.0 says:

        No worries and more importantly: Welcome to Thursday Doors!
        By the way, I think my comment on your blog post was caught by the spam filters. You may need to go to the comments section of your Admin dashboard and free me from spam prison.
        Cheers and thanks again for playing along this week!

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        • Bear R Humphreys says:

          Thank you Norm.
          I’m on manual comment approval so comments won’t necessarily appear straight away… but what do you know, you did land in spamland. You are free and thanks for popping by.

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  27. Sherry Felix says:

    Wonderful weathering.

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  28. My kind of doors, no question.

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  29. weejars says:

    Rugged, rusty and ravishing 😍

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  30. Pistachios says:

    Love this post! These doors (and your commentary) had me smiling more than any grand church or fancy palace could 😄 Loads of character and many stories behind them, no doubt!

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  31. Texture, history, and character – wonderful selection of doors. Many of the older homes here have that peeling paint problem. I watch the owners scrape and paint and a year or two later, they are back at it. Maybe just embracing the texture is the answer. 🙂

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  32. scooj says:

    I share your view that these doors are full of character. I love each and every one of these doors – they all tell a story.

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