Thursday Doors – May 9, 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). 

Weathered Old Shed – Rural Québec

A short post this week with only one door, but I’m sure you’ll agree it was worth stopping for.

Last weekend we actually had some warm sunny weather. It made a nice change from the cold and the rain, so we decided to take advantage and go exploring the back roads not too far from home here in the Lanaudière region north east of Montréal.

Despite having to make a few detours to avoid closed roads due to flooding caused by the sudden spring melt and heavy rains, it was a pleasant drive in the country.

At one point we came around a bend and saw this wood and tar-papered shed, complete with a rusted old tin roof.

We slowed down to give it the once-over as we drove past, and of course decided we should stop to get out and take a closer look.

The beat-up old window with both a cracked and missing pane of glass sealed the deal for me.

It was locked and it seemed that someone is still using for storage. Who knows, it may well have been used as a house at some point many years ago…

I just know that places that seem to have this much ‘life experience’ make me want to stop and examine more closely. In this case I’m sure glad I did.

As always I thank you 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.


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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101 Responses to Thursday Doors – May 9, 2019

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  3. Love the ingenuity to keep the weathered doors closed. 🙂 I actually use that same system on the inside of our barn door.

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  4. joey says:

    Oh, Absolutely worth the stop! What a great find! I’m also happy to know you had some good weather 🙂

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  5. scooj says:

    What a fabulous door, so full of character and age. I missed doors this week. Hope to be back next week.

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  6. Great pictures as usual Norm. But as usual I’m struggling to add a blog just using a smart phone. Could you please add my link, as you did last week? I’ll be home in time for next Thursday’s installment, on Durham City.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Ian, Sorry I didn’t get a chance to find and add the link, I’ve been crazy-busy since the weekend and look now, it’s almost Thursday again…


  7. dennyho says:

    Feels as thought there should be snow on the ground and smoke rising from a chimney

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  8. Hi again, I didn’t include the link to my doors in my initial comment. I’ve missed participating with everyone at Thursday Doors! =)

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  9. Pistachios says:

    If someone’s still using that for storage, I hope they haven’t put anything too valuable in there! But, then again, if it’s survived as long as it looks like it has, maybe it’s really quite sturdy. Either way, definitely worth its own post!

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  10. Love the crusty old doors and rusted tin roof on the shed. Nice find.

    Here’s my link for this week’s Thursday Doors.

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  11. Sherry Felix says:

    Aged wood and really old doors are my favorites. Terrific finds Norm.
    Mine today are Soho doors on NYC:

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  12. lindasschaub says:

    I like that weathered look and I also like that they keep the door closed with that horizontal piece of wood.

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  13. Prior... says:

    so much history here – and I wonder is this was one of those homes that was also a store or a shop – the small window seemed like maybe it had a business side. So interesting that it is still locked up.

    Here is my entry this week – doors from Baltimore, MD

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    Excellent composition Norm – glad your weather is getting better!!

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  15. Judith says:

    Here’s my contribution for the week, from the east coast of Scotland:

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    Oh I love these photos. Those doors look like a prompt for a short story with a sad ending.

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  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    Your long-forgotten door with the simple cross-bar holding it closed inspired to put together a last minute post 🙂

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  18. slfinnell says:

    Must’ve been well-built to withstand your harsh winters! Great survivor!!

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  19. Tara says:

    I love old buildings, dilapidated buildings, all that stuff. Good find!


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  20. Junieper2 says:

    This week I have something similar – not a rusty roof (too high to see the roof), but dilapidated -yes! These have their own beauty, and am glad you caught it:)

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  21. Tonnes of character in that door!

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  22. willowdot21 says:

    Great photos, love that window 💜

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  23. So much character. Well worth the stop and closer look.

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  24. Thats a roadside beauty that is to good to just pass by, thanks for tour here’s mine:

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  25. seaangel4444 says:

    There is something appealing about these old doors, Norm. Beyond rustic, I’m not sure what it is but I like it! I have an elevator door from the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to share: Thank you, Norm! Cher xo

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  26. Aimer Boyz says:

    I wonder how much longer this old shed will withstand the weather. Good thing you’ve captured this image for us 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Funny you should mention that because on this drive we noticed a couple of old sheds and barns with collapsed roofs. With all the snow we had around these part this winter it’s a bit surprising that this one made it through till spring.

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  27. This one I like, very much, because it is typical of the “doorscapes” here in Temiskaming. Mostly, the doors in these parts are functional, and not all that photo-worthy. But every now and again, a rustic beauty like yours appears.

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  28. marianallen says:

    Grand desolation! I have only one door this week, as well, since I’m doing Story A Day May. I’ve been on a few doorscursions this month, already, and shared the wonderfulness of Thursday Doors with some fellow attendees at a convention. 🙂

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  29. Ruth says:

    Beautiful old doors this week Norm! And I’ve actually got a door to share today – yippee! 🙂

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  30. Oh yes, I love such finds. This is why we do what we do… Everybody can find doors in well-populated spaces. Wonderful window as well.

    Today on my blog, father to the door rescue (not rescue, it’s not needed, but as a welcome addition) with photos from a lovely Slovenian town or two, and I get to play door detective.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Manja. My problem is that on these small country roads there’s little place to stop safely and pull over to go get a closer look. Often we whiz past and just as I notice there’s a share-worthy door I also realize that turning around and going back isn’t going to work. But that’s what makes the ones we can stop and capture that much more special 🙂

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  31. Bags of character and intrigue there, Norm. Some new (old) doors from me here:

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  32. Colline says:

    The stories that door could tell …

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  33. Oh, my, Norm, that building has character and could likely tell a tale or two. Shabby chic at its best and well worth the stop. Here are mine for this week:


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  34. Sheree says:

    Those are old doors. In fact the buildings look as if they’re about to fall apart.

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  35. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    The old, rustic and imperfect-ness of the door and the storage makes it look better in the pictures. Some really nice shots you took. Here’s my post for the week:

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  36. Dan Antion says:

    I love this place, Norm. The window with a broken pane, a missing pane and a section of glass block, you really have to wonder about the timeline around that. The doors are interesting and make me wonder if they are replacements or if this place was a residence at some point. The don’t look like typical doors for a storage shed. In any case, I’m glad you stopped.

    My post, complete with doors that might fit the theme suggested here, are up and ready:

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  37. jazzytower says:

    Ah, yes. It’s lived some life.:) It’s got character:). Nice shots.


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  38. Debbie Smyth says:

    Great to see some rickety doors – I love them.
    I have brought modern doors, with a bit of art inviting us inside:

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  39. weejars says:

    Stunningly rustic 😍
    My contribution from a local gem in Hall, ACT, Australia…

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  40. This one is a wee beauty, Norm. I love the traces of fake redbrick that must have adorned it in the past and its old crooked doors. Well worth stopping the car for. Here’s my link for this week’s Thursday Doors.

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  41. Here’s my second Thursday Door, the first one specifically inspired by the ThursdayDoor phenomenon 🙂 It made me pay more attention to a beautiful place where I was (botanical gardens in Utrecht, Netherlands) and it made me learn new things about a door I knew. Like where it (didn’t) lead to:

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