Thursday Doors – July 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). 

A Few Doors in Vieux Montréal Before Running Off To Join The Circus

Right day, wrong time. Sorry for the delay folks. Somehow when I was scheduling this post I managed to overlook the time it was supposed to go live.

Living in the burbs we don’t go into town for entertainment as often as we used to. When we saw that hometown heros, Cirque du Soleil were bringing a revamped version of one of their first big shows, Alegria, back to the Old Port after 25 years on tour, we thought it would be a good excuse for a date night in town.

The fact that we saw this show together during our first summer of dating helped give the outing a warm nostalgic feeling; which is to say it made us feel old 😀

Regardless of the reason, an opportunity to stroll the streets of Old Montreal and its Old Port in summer is a wonderful way to spend an evening with someone special.

One thing they didn’t have when we did this 25 years ago was the big Ferris wheel, La Grande Roue.

So of course we had to give that a whirl just for the amazing views of downtown.

And where we’d be going after dinner.

The Cirque’s New Blue and White Bigtop

Here’s hoping these doors don’t open unexpectedly – it’s a loooong way down.

Hey look! A double row of warehouse shed doors by the old docks.

Back on the ground we wandered around the old city which celebrated it’s 375th birthday about 2 years ago – pretty old by North American standards.

The Dome of Marché Bonsecours

Of course we found a few lovely old, and not so old doors, worth capturing.

Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Now if you’ll excuse us we’re going in; the show is about to start.

And yes the show was amazing. They’re taking it back on tour from here at the end of July, so if they end up touring anywhere near you I’d highly recommend you check it out if you can.

As always I thank you 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 – July 11, 2019

  1. cool pictures from the Ferris wheel. nice doors too. I saw my first Cirque du Soliel in person a few years ago in Las Vegas with my fiance. It was called Ka. I loved it. I used to watch the shows on tv. I would love to see another show and go to Las Vegas again.

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  2. jazzytower says:

    Enjoyed your wanderings this week:) And you got some doors in too:) A good weekend to you.



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  4. Jennie says:

    How wonderful to relive the same show with your wife, 25 years later. Wonderful photos, Norm. That big blue and white tent top is amazing.

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    I enjoyed hearing of your outing! Love the wooden doors, too.
    Here’s my entry:

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  6. amoralegria says:

    Montreal is so beautiful and photogenic, as I remember from a two-day visit there last fall. And I remember it had some awesome old doors! You are lucky to be able to catch Cirque du Soleil’s show Alegria! I would love to see it some time! Meanwhile, I just got back from Europe and…some wonderful door photos!

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  7. What a lovely, nostalgic outing. The streets are so interesting and the Ferris wheel is indeed huge with a great view. Love the old doors!

    Here’s my post ~

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  8. Aimer Boyz says:

    What a nice idea, revisiting a date from 25 years ago 🙂

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  9. Some wonderful images, Norm, but the one of the ferris wheel blows me away. Nice shot. Very nice shot!

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  10. Helen Jones says:

    Looks like a great day out, Norm! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a door but I found a nice one this week 🙂

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  11. It’s been a wee while since I’ve stopped by to indulge myself in wandering through your photos of beautiful doors and now I want to go to my first Cirque performance when they hit Vancouver!

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  12. Debbie Smyth says:

    I enjoyed the city tour, Norm. And glad you enjoyed Cirque – I’ll watch out for it passing my way.
    In the meantime I have a lady in pink outside the door:

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  13. The doors are nice, Norm, but the romantic gesture is spectacular. 🙂

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  14. TCast says:

    Seems like a fun day! So much excitement and bonus of so much doors! Here are my doors for this week.

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  15. slfinnell says:

    Looks like good times to me! Love the grated windows on those doors too.
    My link:

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  16. JT Twissel says:

    Don’t have any doors this week – but enjoyed yours! When we were in the Old Town in October there weren’t too many flowers so it was nice to see that area in bloom.

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  17. Hihi, right day, wrong time? 😀 What did you do? I see that a nice night on the town messed with your head. 😉 It’s so great you two got to relive an early date. ❤ You got to be tourists in your own backyard. That photo of you catches the spirit so well! And I love the doors and the fact that you didn't forget about them (but how could you!).

    I was earlier than you today when posting anyway, because I had to travel for most of the day. I'm back in Slovenia and here is my second door post from the major Slovenian port town, but you wouldn't know it from this photos. Nothing industrial about them:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I’m sorry for not getting your post on earlier. I totally messed up the scheduling of themy post, then I had to run an early morning errand and when I finally got back in I realized my post still had not gone live yet. Basically, I was late for my own party 😀
      Yes we got to stroll down memory lane and it was a fun day and evening spent with very special company.

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  18. Junieper2 says:

    Great images of a lovely outing on a summer night! A great job at catching the ambience, even with the doors. LOVE the white doors – so painterly. Great sights of the fairytale tents. Le Cirgue du Soleil came many times in Los Angeles (where I lived at the time) , but evening was my study- and later my work time.

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  19. LucciaGray says:

    I forgot to post my own link. Churches always remind me how important it is to live life intensely, sort of ‘momento mori’, that’s what happened a few days ago,

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  20. LucciaGray says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed your night on the town. The Cirque du soleil is a wonderful excuse! Beautiful pictures, those old doors have plenty of character, so much more interesting than brand new, shiny ones:)

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  21. Great aerial views! I like the pebbled glass on the doors. Beautiful old stuff which I don’t see any more.

    My contribution for the week:

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  22. scooj says:

    You absolutely nailed it with those three old dirty doors in the middle of your post.

    More from Dorchester:

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  23. Mary C says:

    Nice doors!
    It’s been a while since I did a Thursday Doors, but here is my latest: love, peace, and creativity at

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  24. Ally Bean says:

    Loving these doors and your experiences while seeing them. Old wooden doors are rare as hens’ teeth where I live. Great photos.

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  25. marianallen says:

    What a wonderful date! I get queasy at the tops of Ferris wheels and such, but maybe I wouldn’t, if the seat is enclosed. I must be an Earth Mother or sumpin. Here’s my post, with special guest Joey:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Marian. I guess I’m lucky that heights have never bothered me even though both my parents couldn’t stand being on contraptions like this.


  26. joey says:

    Super cool doors posting today! Really like the one where you hope your door is safe. I wonder if I could do that without panic.
    I’ve always wanted to see a show, perhaps one day I will.

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  27. seaangel4444 says:

    Very cool, Norm! I’ve always wanted to go to Cirque! I love the door with the letter slot! I had forgotten all about them! Thanks so much as always, Norm! Today’s door I found on the RMS Queen Mary (Long Beach, CA). It is of the Travel Bureau with its art deco styling:

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  28. Maggie says:

    Beautiful doors. So glad you enjoyed the show.

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  29. Very nice, Norm. Decaying grandeur. My Nepali series continues with a *cheeky* first picture

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  30. tgeriatrix says:

    Makes me want to visit this place!
    Here are my doors for the week:

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  31. Love those battered old doors.
    This is my contribution this week, from the Mediterranean island of Malta…

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  32. Sheree says:

    Fab doors and a date, you’re spoiling us Norm!

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  33. Dan Antion says:

    Thanks for taking us along on your date night, Norm. You have some wonderful doors here. It’s funny, I like pictures of doors on things like a Ferris wheel and I like the worn old wooden doors. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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  34. BeckyB says:

    Clearly you were having too much fun at the show to watch the time!

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  35. Joanne Sisco says:

    I was starting to wonder what happened to you this morning. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you late to your own party 😉

    Cirque du Soleil has been a favourite of ours since its very early days. We used to catch it every summer either here in Toronto or in Quebec City. Now the ticket prices are a little too pricey and we haven’t gone in a few years.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      No, this was the first time I was late to my own party. Kind of embarrassing actually 😀
      Cirque has produced some incredible shows over the years and we’ve been lucky to see most of them. You’re right though, tickets are not cheap. Lately they seem to have made some changes to their pricing structure to make it more accessible for families.

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  36. The doors are lovely and so European. I really like the POV on the shot of the Ferris wheel. As for scheduling the right time or forgetting to schedule it, I’ve done it before more times than I’d like to admit. Happy Thursday!


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