Thursday Doors – March 7, 2019

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). 

RIP Gaston la Grenouille –  Important Note Regarding the Link-up Tool:

Our adorable froggie-friend Gaston la Grenouille is officially roadkill.

Yes friends I have decided to part ways with our Inlinkz link-up tool because as some of you noticed last week, their free version now uses clickbait/spam type ads mixed in with the legitimate links.

Ultra-annoying and so not cool, but not enough to make me spring for their paid version.

So as much as it pains me to not have all the links in one nice neat place, while I continue my search for an alternative I will simply ask you to share your links in the comments section at the end of my posts.

In the meantime here are some shots I dug out of the archives from early last spring during a visit to the iconic Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

I’ll let you click on that link above which will take you to the Wiki entry where you can read about the history of this grand jewel in the CP Hotels crown, or you can read this informative plaque instead 😉

I’ll apologize in advance for phoning it in this week. It has been a hectic week and I haven’t had time to put together anything else.  To make matters worse, when I decided to go with this as my post I was certain I had way more shots to work with. Well it turns out that I don’t so yeah we could call this post: Two Doors and an Entrance With a Fancy Clock 🙂

Love the ornate center handles.

 

I have no idea why they still have an ashtray beside this elevator door. It has been at least 15 years since smoking has been permitted indoors in public spaces.

And if you ever visit Toronto and you’re in the downtown area take a half hour to visit, walk around and explore the handsomely decorated lobby of this historic old building.

I’ll back with more sexy Italian doors next week.

Thanks for stopping in 🙂

Want to join in on the fun and share your own Thursday Doors post with other door lovers? Then please add the link to your Thursday Doors post in the comments section below.

Don’t forget that if you share your blog posts on social media, use the #ThursdayDoors hashtag to help others find you, and please do take a few minutes to visit some of the Thursday Door posts shared by others.

 

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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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110 Responses to Thursday Doors – March 7, 2019

  1. Sorry to read about the blue froggy…I had to abandon the link-ups too, for Sunday Stills…I was paying but the links were becoming an extra step that many were not bothering with. I have a doors post for March 21!

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  2. joey says:

    Oh that staircase shot! Oh the clock and the circles and the shiiine! Love that, Norm!
    Too bad about Gaston. I didn’t experience any unpleasant ad business, I must have been lucky. I hope you find us all a linker soon 🙂

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  3. I missed see this fabulous hotel when I visited Toronto. My loss. It looks magnificent . Here’s the link to my San Miguel de Allende door for this week. https://margosviews.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/birds-eye-view/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and so sorry for the late reply. Things have been quite hectic lately.
      By the way, I went over and commented on your post but it looks like it may have been caught up in the WP spam filter. You may need to go to the “comments” section of your WP dashboard and release me from spam prison. Cheers!

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  4. amoralegria says:

    Hi Norm – my doors this week are at the end of a long post on Egypt, specifically at Howard Carter’s House.: http://amoralegria.com/2019/03/08/journey-to-egypt-part-9-valley-of-the-kings-howard-carters-house/

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  5. Thank you so much for letting that frog jump away. That double-helix stairway is grand (if only someone started a spiral stairway challenge!).

    Here’s my door https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/desert-luxury/

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  6. Amy says:

    Sorry to hear about the frog!! Love those doors and both the clock and staircase are absolutely stunning!

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  7. pretty doors and clock. Maybe they left the ashtray as a decoration.

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  8. Junieper2 says:

    Some comments to you made me smile – I knew some would sympathize with your decision. I wished some blogspot people would decide the same, but unfortunately links in their comments seem to give the hosts problems. When I linked here, it was waaaayyy passed my bedtime, so I didn’t see (or didn’t remember!) the clock – nice touch – I have a preference for big clocks! Thanks for hosting and don’t worry too much about how people link – if they like your challenge, they will do whatever is available!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. To be honest I’m more concerned with finding whatever is most practical and least time-consuming for me. I love running this event but it does take up a fair amount of time for a hobby 😉

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  9. I’m sorry about the poor froggy. I don’t blame you for opting out of annoying ads and clickbait but you’ve created this (albeit friendly) monster called Thursday Doors and it must be fed 😎 Good luck finding a replacement!

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  10. dweezer19 says:

    I won’t paste my link here but anyone is welcome to visit me anytime. I’m always thrilled when I manage to get a doors post up. Good luck finding a new link too, Norm.

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  11. dweezer19 says:

    Fancy Norm! Sorry about Little Blue. 😞

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  12. Danny James says:

    Love the staircase photo myself. Here’s my contribution.
    https://dannyjamesphotography.com/2019/03/07/thursday-doors-8/

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Judith says:

    A great shot of an extraordinary staircase – it looks like something out of an impossible Escher drawing. Here’s my mundane collection of Berwick doors for the week: https://beyondthewindowbox.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/a-berwick-back-street/

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  14. Beautiful collection of doors. Here’s my post which features a hotel that has been converted to a house so most of the doors are now windows.
    https://sydney-city.blogspot.com/2019/03/paddington-windsor-castle-hotel.html

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  15. dimlamp says:

    I find your second set of doors interesting for what you’ve captured around them. Here’s my contribution: https://gwhphotos.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/thursday-doors-march-7-2019/

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  16. Thank you for the inspiration. I have created my first Thursday Doors post at https://wp.me/pOZOg-20A It is also my blog’s 500th post, so doubly significant!

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    No more Mr. Frog, hey? I have no doors again this week – bad weather has kept us inside.

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  18. roninjax says:

    Nice doors and staircase Norm. I posted about a tiny door in the U.S. Capitol. https://rontittle.com/2019/03/07/tiny-doors/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for joining us this week.
      By the way, I went over and commented on your post but it looks like it may have been caught up in the WP spam filter. You may need to go to the “comments” section of your WP dashboard and release me from spam prison. Cheers!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Aimer Boyz says:

    Don’t worry about “phoning it in”, Norm that shot of the clock above the staircase is stand-alone genius!
    I love the Royal York! Did you happen to wander into their Library Bar? Cozy little place that, you guessed it, has a library decor. They give you the bill in a book 🙂

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  20. Ally Bean says:

    That’s a beautiful hotel lobby. Reminiscent of grander times.

    [I wondered about that link-up tool last week. I hadn’t been here in awhile, and it’s none of my business, but it seemed… off. Glad you’ve given the frog the heave-ho if he wasn’t doing his best for you.]

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  21. seaangel4444 says:

    Hi Norm and thanks for hosting Thursday Doors! This week I have a photo from the doors to the United Methodist Museum for Social Justice. It’s located in Los Angeles, California: https://wp.me/p4doQv-1X2 Thank you, Norm! Cher xo

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  22. Jackie says:

    I often cut through the Royal York. It is under extensive lobby renovations at the moment.

    https://junkboattravels.blogspot.com/2019/03/thursday-doors.html

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      That will be a good excuse for us to back and check it out after the renovation. That reminds me they recently completed a major reno of the Queen E here downtown and I still haven’t been down to check it out.

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  23. marianallen says:

    Poor frog! Gaston, this looks like the end of a beautiful friendship. My link: http://marianallen.com/2019/03/corydoors-primitive-rustic-thursdaydoors/

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  24. Rather posh hotel, with a wonderful dual helix staircase. Here is my link, Norm for those who do not follow me. https://drprunesquallor279704606.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/uncle-buck

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes the staircase and clock are something special.
      By the way, I went over and commented on your post but it looks like it may have been caught up in the WP spam filter. You may need to go to the “comments” section of your WP dashboard and release me from spam prison. Cheers!

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  25. What a gorgeous spiral staircase and clock. Did you post the same elevator door twice on purpose, Norm? Or is it a glitch in my laptop? I thought it might be a spot the difference test and I didn’t find any, lol. Here’s my link for this week, thanks. https://jeanreinhardt.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/thursday-doors-126/

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  26. Doors are nice but the staircase is the centerpiece

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  27. Rowena says:

    Hi Norm,
    Alas poor froggie must’ve got mixed up with the cane toads and met its end on a country road up near Byron Bay. As terrible as it sounds, running over cane toads which are toxic and kill our native wildlife is actually taking care of the environment.
    Here’s my link to the unmentionable…a toilet door.
    https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/the-unmentionable-door-thursday-doors/
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  28. Here are my doors from a little Slovenian village in Istria. Oh thee, blue frog, RIP!

    https://manjameximoving.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/thursday-doors-7-3-19-nova-vas-ii/

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  29. Sherry Felix says:

    The boardroom door is grand but the stairs take the cake.
    My contribution: https://port4u.net/2019/03/07/snow-gate/

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  30. Forget the doors and just let me drool over the staircase, Norm. As for the froggie guy, forget him if that’s what’s going to happen with the free version!! We can do our links here if nothing else comes up. Enjoy your week!

    https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/thursday-doors-doors-plus/

    janet

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  31. Pretty stately doors, Norm. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Joanne Sisco says:

    I am well familiar with the Royal York and have always loved this grand old building. Your shot of the staircase with the clock illustrates perfectly why I love this lobby so much.

    RIP little grenouille.

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  33. Wow! That staircase is something else! I’ll see you in Italy! Here is my post this week! https://thecadyluckleedy.com/2019/03/07/thursday-doors-at-the-cobo-winery-ura-vajgurore-albania/

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  34. Dan Antion says:

    The staircase and the clock are a wonderful sight, Norm, but I have to laugh a little about the Board Room doors. I’ve been to so many meetings where I have tried to get a photo of the closed doors to the meeting room, but people keep wanting to go in or out. One of my friends once told several people, “hang on a minute, Dan needs to get a picture of those doors for Thursday Doors.”

    My doors today are at: https://nofacilities.com/2019/03/07/the-ride-home-thursdaydoors/

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  35. TCast says:

    I love that when they enter that door, what people will see is this gorgeous staircase. Here’s mine for this week. https://withjacktech.travel.blog/2019/03/07/thursday-doors-march-7-2019/ 🐸

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you. Yes they do a good job of getting the guests’ attention straight away upon entering.
      By the way, I went over and commented on your post but it looks like it may have been caught up in the WP spam filter. You may need to go to the “comments” section of your WP dashboard and release me from spam prison. Cheers!

      Liked by 1 person

      • TCast says:

        How do I do that?

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        • Norm 2.0 says:

          The steps might be slightly different depending on the device and operating system you’re using but generally when you log in you are taken to the main dashboard. On the left side of the dashboard there’s a list, down the side of the page, of topics each user can manage, personalize, and configure on their blog. “Comments” is found between “Media” and “Feedback”. Click on it, then select the “Spam” tab. There’ll probably be actual spam in there that you’ll want to delete, but every once in a while a legitimate comment gets caught. Just ID it as Not Spam and it shouldn’t happen again.

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  36. scooj says:

    Pity about the frog link, blooming annoying really.

    I seem to have a great many busy weeks where I struggle to organise door pictures so I know how challenging it can be. I’ve done some lazy ones this week at: https://scooj.org/2019/03/07/thursday-doors-64/

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  37. Peace to the frog and here’s hoping you find a replacement. Handsome doors, and we all understand a busy week.

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  38. Aaaaa! The frog is dead! No link-up! This is one deadly winter! Those were really pesky ads though. I hope you find another solution. Good luck with that! We could look through links in the comments, sure, like we do in other challenges, but Thursday Doors have spoiled us rotten.

    I wouldn’t know that you were phoning in your doors if there wasn’t the same photo posted twice. 😉 The last photo is so glamorous! Excellent! Must be a grand feeling once you’re inside.

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  39. Debbie Smyth says:

    Great doors and wow, what a staircase. That is a great shot – you can see people coming through the door who may have no idea what is awaiting them!
    This week, I’ve got some Brooklyn doors for everyone to enjoy: https://travelwithintent.com/2019/03/07/decorated-doorways-in-brooklyn/

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  40. Junieper2 says:

    That staircase – stunning design! Do you know V20linkytool.com? It’s a yearly subscription for $2 a month. My Thurs. Door https://wp.me/p9EWyp-D3 – will came back later in the day.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I’m looking at a couple of options. I really don’t like having the links in the comments so I’m hoping to make a decision on an alternative soon.

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