Thursday Doors – August 8, 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 Kingston, Ontario

On the eastern edge of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the St. Lawrence Seaway, a little more than halfway between Montreal and Toronto you’ll find the town of Kingston.

With a population close to 150,000 it is a fair-sized small city. Being at the heart of the Thousand Islands region I knew it was a pretty waterfront town of historical significance and lots of interesting things for visitors to discover, but I have to admit that up until now Kingston was always the town I’d drive past on my way to somewhere else; usually Toronto.

Recently I got to take a few days to  actually stop and explore Kingston. I was more than pleasantly surprised with what I found, so much so that I’m already looking to go back for more.

Here’s a quick peek and some of the lovely homes and interesting architecture in Kingston’s old historical district.

A (supposedly) haunted Inn

The mini-castle next door

A church that welcomes everyone

Plain yet fancy garage

Door within a door, framed by doors on each side!

And a few sets of twins that were separated at birth?

As always, 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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92 Responses to Thursday Doors – August 8, 2019

  1. That haunted inn is pretty. That mini-castle is cool. Nice doors.


  2. One of my best friend’s husbands hails from Kingston and he always raved about its welcoming beauty. Now I see what he was on about

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  3. joey says:

    Swooning over the door in the ivy-trimmed tower — with gorgeous lamps and metal trim. Wow! Great dooring, Norm!

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  4. That top Inn is gorgeous and my favorite! WOWZA!

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  5. Amy says:

    Fabulous door series. Love these colorful doors. 🙂

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  6. Ludwig says:

    After a long hibernation, I am starting to rub my eyes and hobble back into daylight. Here is my contribution to Thursday Doors – hopefully the first of many.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks and welcome back. I’ll swing by to have a look in a little bit. In the meantime I hope you’re seeing my comments on your Window posts. WordPress keeps sending my comments to spam on some blogs…

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      • Ludwig says:

        Thank you Norm. WordPress is getting to be a crotchety old lady, but so is Google. I hope to be a little more active online. My many blogs make it appear that nothing much is happeing, but I am still kicking.

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  7. marianallen says:

    Bonanza! I don’t know if I’d rather stay in the haunted inn and look out at the castle, or stay in the castle and look out at the haunted inn!

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  8. amoralegria says:

    Wonderful fun! Beautiful place, beautiful doors! Mine has less doors this week, but it was a beautiful church:

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  9. lindasschaub says:

    Those are some great doors, some are very colorful . I like the ivy-covered buildings as well.

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  10. Rowena says:

    Hi Norm,
    There’s some incredible architecture there, Norm and that supposedly haunted inn reminds me of something straight out of the Addams Family.
    My post this week is a Street Library at Pearl Beach, just North of Sydney Australia and about a 15 minute drive from home.
    Best wishes,

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Rowena. Addams Family yes! I can almost picture Morticia standing at the door welcoming the guests 😉
      BTW I went ahead and added your link to your comment – cheers 🙂


  11. JT Twissel says:

    Love those rainbow steps! I have no doors to share today….

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  12. Lovely photos of doors; some look like attached to castles but they are from other beautiful buildings.

    I’m traveling and it took me some effort to learn how to post from my iPhone but hopefully this works. My delayed post.

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  13. Dymoon says:

    today your doors have WOW factor… I’m late, but here I am

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  14. Junieper2 says:

    This was well worth the trip! It may be a small town, but rich in doors and buildings.With the climbing plants, and pillars and porches to give extra touches! These are all stunning – impossible to choose a favorite:)

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  15. jazzytower says:

    Looks like an awesome place to visit. Great shots!!

    Here is my link for this week, just one

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  16. Bernice says:

    Beautiful doors!! My contribution is Boldt Castle – Children’s Castle.

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  17. What a beautiful town and gorgeous doors! How nice that you were able to explore it more. I love that not only does the church welcome everyone, it placed the services sign in a lower, less conspicuous position so it didn’t mar your door picture. 🙂

    My doors are from Canada too:

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  18. analogphotobug says:

    Love the Rainbow Door Steps!

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  19. anitashope says:

    The haunted inn looks the Hollywood part. Beautiful building.

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  20. dennyho says:

    Your third and fourth photos are my favorite, I adore greenery growing on or near doorways. I find it very inviting, but I know there can be issues with this as well. I recently had some growing vines removed from house, sigh, that I loved but they had to go. Better off without them, but they sure were pretty. I enjoyed my walk around Kingston this morning, thanks Norm!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you Denise. Yes, I hadn’t thought of it that way but you’re right; sometimes things growing on walls is not a good thing for the building and can lead to expensive repairs down the road.


  21. Some excellent examples, especially the red and black Georgian doors.
    Here is my contribution…

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  22. Ally Bean says:

    Wowsa! Cool doors and so bright & cheerful. Gorgeous.

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  23. A treasure trove of buildings and doors, Norm. I love the inn! Here’s my entry for the week, which somehow got posted yesterday and I was here searching for your post to link to, that’s how confused I was. 🙂


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  24. Shelley says:

    Very impressive doors – I love all the pops of colors you shared. I’m excited to share that I finally have some open doors to share with you. Hope you enjoy the road trip to a brewery I took recently.

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  25. Oh wow, I love that mini castle. Those colourful steps are certainly eye-catching. Nice selection, Norm. Here’s my offering this week, thanks.

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  26. TCast says:

    I love the haunted Inn but hopefully it is not true 🙄 Here is mine for this week.

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  27. Nice set. I like that last photo; twins dressed differently.

    My entry for the week:

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  28. Maggie says:

    Wow! These are beautiful, Norm.

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  29. Debbie Smyth says:

    I like the 2 doors at the end – interesting to see the changes given by their owners.
    This week, I’ve gone old door and a peek inside 🙂

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  30. The first words that came to mind were “delightful and enchanting!” I love brick and stone houses, and the ivy growing on the buildings is stunning. I want to go see for myself someday! =)

    Here are my doors for this week, then I’ll be taking a few weeks off packing and preparing for my big move. I’m really looking forward to the new doors that wait to be discovered in France!!

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  31. Gorgeous photography, gorgeous doors!

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  32. Joanne Sisco says:

    Like you, Norm, I have to admit I’ve never spent much time in Kingston even though it’s fairly close. I’ve usually sailed in and sailed out without much of a nod but now I’m thinking I’ve really missed something worth seeing. This entire neighbourhood you’ve walked through looks gorgeous. The doors say it all.

    You KNOW I love the mini-castle, and the rainbow stairs, but my favourite is the door-in-a-door flanked by doors. You hit the jackpot!!

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  33. Dan Antion says:

    These are amazing doors, Norm. I love the arched door with the curved bottom to the arched transom. That flows so well, it really is more a work of art than functional. The door within a door is perfectly done, and the other wooden doors make me smile. The mini castle is quite an amazing building. The church is very nice, and nice to see it so welcoming. I think the crown jewel today is the haunted inn. Interestingly enough, I have a supposedly haunted building in my group today. They’re over here:

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  34. Norm, the first five doors all look like they lead to haunted houses…It is fun when one discovers something or somewhere previously overlooked and finds treasures.
    My last Nepali doors:

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  35. What a marvellous town, judging from your excellent photos! That Inn and castle and especially the welcoming church get all my love! ❤ ❤ ❤

    As we've established I'm having a busy break, but what would life be without doors? Here are some from Piran with a mouth-watering invitation:

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  36. Sheree says:

    Looks charming and has some fantastic doors.

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  37. scooj says:

    Some great doors, especially the door within a door (my faves). Certainly looks like a nice place.

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