Thursday Doors – April 11, 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). 

An Afternoon Stroll with Friends in Massa Marittima, Tuscany – Part #2

Here on Monday in southwestern Québec we were hit with a nasty freezing rain and ice storm, followed by some unseasonably heavy snowfall. This brought down tree branches and entire trees onto power lines all over, knocking out electricity to over 340,000 homes and businesses in the region, including the home of yours truly.

As of Tuesday night this post was going to be called: No Doors For You! That is assuming I was able to find a functioning public WIFI zone in time to put something up for Thursday morning.

Luckily by Wednesday afternoon most homes in our area were back online, but boy, losing power for almost 3 days in slightly below freezing temps, while seeing trees and branches down on every street is scary.

In the end though, all’s well that ends well. We’re doing fine here and I am now able to process and upload images to write my post. However, the electrical grid is still unstable and the power has cut out twice in the time it took me to write this much.

So even if it is just under the wire and somewhat in haste, here’s a continuation of last week as we started our way up the hill in Massa Marittima in this post:

Uncomplicated elegance

3 doors plus a window that looks like a door

Trifecta of beauty on an incline

Still heading uphill

Clean simple lines

This one looks like it has been here for a while.

Ghost doors are the best, aren’t they?

This one looks hand-carved

Iron gate to…

All those pretty panels in a 1/3 – 2/3 split

9-panel beauty in need of TLC

I really want to know what’s beyond this one

Note: depending on the power situation here it may take me longer than usual to get around to visiting everyone’s post, but rest assured I will swing by when I can.

In the meantime thanks for stopping in 🙂

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About Norm 3.0

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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80 Responses to Thursday Doors – April 11, 2019

  1. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    Lovely pictures of the doors. I loved the trifecta ones and the hand-carved door. I have always been a fan of Thursday Doors on Dan Antion’s No Facilities blog and I wanted to be a part of this. However, I was not sure if I can pull this off. Finally, I’m putting myself to the test.


  2. Amazing doors with lots of character. I tried to pick just one favorite but couldn’t do it. So sorry about the power outage, you must have been cold. Spring is on the way! 🙂

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  3. joey says:

    The angles along the bottoms make every one of these doors even more interesting. Love the first three-in-one shot, wonder if Manja had shared that — truly familiar to me, love that. The next three are also fabulous. #13 does it for me, with the gate and the letterbox. These are all wonderful!
    So glad you have heat and wifi and are comfortable again!

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  4. So glad to hear that your electrical issues were fixed before the freezing cold caused more problems, Norm; if anything, your food in the fridge wouldn’t spoil cause you could leave them on the back door porch in that freezing temperature. And, with that collection of doors, failure to post could have caused a riot from your loyal TD followers! Your trip to Tuscany brought you a treasure trove of fantastic doors!

    Here is the link to my humble post this week:

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  5. Thank you for hosting and sharing your good door finds, here is mine:

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  6. Amy says:

    What a great collection Norm. I love the trifecta and also the 3 doors and a window. I love how the red window and nearby green door pop in that light.

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  7. nice doors. We had some snow last week, but it didn’t stick. My power went out for a second this week because of a thunderstorm, but at least it came back on.

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  8. jazzytower says:

    The ones that jumped out at me this week is that iron gate and the stone one. Maybe sone day it will live life again as a door.Nice collection.


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  9. lindasschaub says:

    Those elaborate wooden doors and lovely archways are so beautiful. What is not beautiful is the weather – how unfortunate for you, and those trees. Mother Nature has been unrelenting in so many parts of North America this Winter/early Spring. Across the Midwest of the U.S. they are enduring this bomb cyclone event where snow is measured in feet, not inches. We lucked out here, though the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was to get 10 inches (25 cms) of snow through this evening.

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  10. Aimer Boyz says:

    Heard about the storm and the power outages in Quebec, Norm. Glad you back online 🙂
    Great shots, loving the sun on the earth colours 🙂

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  11. Oh, WOW what a week you’ve had! Your photos are terrific as ever! MY favorite? The four doors! Great color and great perspective! Next, I liked door number twelve! For seconds, you can’t get better than a mailbox door in my mind! Here are my doors from Sicily!

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  12. helaq says:

    No. 55 has really great door 🙂
    My contribution:

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  13. Flavia Vinci says:

    I am short of doors so I share you one of my previous post

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Flavia. New posts are preferred but if it hasn’t been used on Thursday Doors previously, an older post will always do in a pinch 🙂
      By the way, I stopped by and commented on your post but it looks like the WordPress spam filter ate it. You may need to dig me out of your spam folder – sorry.


  14. anitashope says:

    So sorry about your weather. I think all of us will be ready to be fully shed of winter. Your picture are wonderful as always.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes it will do me some good to get some milder weather soon.
      By the way, I stopped by and commented on your post but it looks like the WordPress spam filter ate it. You may need to dig it out of the spam folder – sorry 😦


  15. Junieper2 says:

    Hope you had some kind of heat in your house when the electricity was down?

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  16. Junieper2 says:

    Hard to choose some favorites, since I all like them, but the iron gate is very pretty, and the one after that, because of the design, the squares in one door and the horizontal slats of the Louvre doors. I can see that hilly trip was a physical workout 🙂 Can imagine this region will be forever imprinted in your memor

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  17. LucciaGray says:

    Fabulous doors, Norm. Everything is beautiful in Italy!
    Here’s my contribution this week with a Tanka, as I’m participting @NaPoWriMo with a poem a day.

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  18. seaangel4444 says:

    I love all of these doors, Norm! I especially love the hand-carved door. I’ve got a juxtaposition of a door in my post today:

    Thank you, Norm! Cher xo

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  19. Another great selection, Norm. I love that shot with the green and red doors. Here’s my link for this week

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  20. I love the trifecta doors! Those are just lovely! Glad to hear your power and heat are back on, and I hope it stays that way!

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  21. There really is a problem with Tuscany. No matter what you photograph, the real star is always the light. Great doors there, but they just can’t compete. 🙂

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  22. marianallen says:

    Oh, my gosh, I’m glad I don’t have to judge between those doors! All equally intriguing! Mine are not so lovely:

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  23. TCast says:

    I always get excited to see your posts! There’s so much variety. Here is mine for this week!

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  24. Glad you have your power back, Norm. Not so funny! I know places in the US were expecting huge snowfalls last night, so power outages were probably happening there, too. Fortunately, here it’s just icky: cold, grey, windy. But in the scheme of things, I’ll take that.

    I find the placement of the door knobs interesting as well as the fact that the key hole isn’t in the door knob the way it often is here. In our former house, we had a dead bolt key and then a key that went into the door knob.

    Aside from those observations, I love all these doors. The three on the slanted street caught my eyes as well as #53, which doen’t seem to have a door knob at all. Another great gallery. I have a few from France today, from the archives. 🙂


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. Yes I heard about the heavy snowfalls they were getting in the middle of the country; it’s April, enough already! Hopefully the milder weather will be here soon. Enjoy your weekend 🙂


  25. Dan Antion says:

    So much to like here, Norm. I love the split doors, the ghost door and those doors going down the hill – I’m picturing a scene from the Marx Brothers being filmed there. I also really like the intersting door (above the ghost door) with the offset transom window. I’m so glad you got your electricity back. Those storms can really mess up your week.

    My post is up –

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  26. Debbie Smyth says:

    I love the trifecta. Brilliant!
    This week I’ve gone security conscious:

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  27. Ahhh, such beauties. Where must you go and who must you know to get to them? 😉 Seriously though, I love your photos and wouldn’t even say that I saw and photographed the same doors, even though I must have. Especially the three doors + one window. Just love! ❤

    It's terrible to hear of your storm and nuisances. 😦 Three days in the cold is no fun at all! 😮 I wish that from now on it's only smooth sailing into the spring.

    (I wonder if you saw the post for bestia's birthday on Monday, probably not, considering your lack of power. Have a look and you'll see who made the October photo.)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you my friend. Perhaps your wishes for smooth sailing have helped. The grid was a little unstable yesterday with the power cutting out a few brief times but everything seems back to normal today and tomorrow they’re forecasting the warmest day of the year so far.
      I’ll circle back and check out bestia’s birthday post in a little while. Thanks for letting me know about it, I haven’t been online too much this week.

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  28. Ally Bean says:

    I like wood doors and I like the knobs/handles in the middle of each door. So different from the way we place our door hardware. Interesting.

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  29. scooj says:

    Some beautiful doors. Living in a hilly city, I really get those doors on an incline. Loved the 9 panel door. No doors from me this week. Poor health and large workload to blame.

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  30. Jackie says:

    The second photo is my favourite! My doors at the moment are rather mundane. Weather hasn’t been enticing me to get out but am looking forward to May when we will be travelling and will find lots of great doors.

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  31. Sheree says:

    Great selection of doors! Italy is such a fertile hunting ground for them. Here’s mine from a recentish trip to Castres.

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  32. Suvi says:

    Glad to see that this challenge is still going on, I’ve been away for so long. Wow you’ve had some setbacks! My fave is the iron gate 😍 Here’s mine:

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  33. tgeriatrix says:

    Wonderful collection. I Have to look for ghost doors…
    Mine are grey this week:

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  34. Prior... says:

    Such unique doors – like the stone and stucco too –
    My fav photo of this post has to be “3 doors plus a window that looks like a door” – esp. that green one and the handles are interesting – and then of course the next one is a fun follow up: “Trifecta of beauty on an incline” (good title)

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