Thursday Doors – August 29, 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). 

Upper Canada Village Part 2 – Morrisburg, Ontario

Here are some more of the shots captured during a recent visit to the heritage park and tourist attraction known as Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario. In case you missed it last week, you can find Part 1 here.

Garden Shed…yes the door is in there somewhere…

The broom-makers store, ’cause having good brooms was important in the mid-1800’s

Storage shed for the stables

Fancy-pants transportation

Main door to the stables

Simple rural village = simple rural church

One of the few brick buildings in the town, the Tavern…priorities I guess 😉

Willard’s Hotel & Restaurant – for those who want to eat or stay onsite.

Red Barn

Moving hay the old fashioned way

Dressed like this the could be headed for Sunday School

The Cabinetmaker’s Shop

A 19th century version of a wide load

A weathered two-fer (2 doors in 1 shot)

Firewagon shed

With all those wooden buildings a town’s just gotta have a fire wagon

For those of you in Canada and the U.S. I hope you enjoy the Labour Day long weekend.

As always, thank you for looking 🙂

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

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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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110 Responses to Thursday Doors – August 29, 2019

  1. I like the red barn and the doors. I had a pretty good holiday. I got my Fall decorating done on Labor Day.

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  2. joey says:

    Man, those sheds, the weathered wood — sublime finds. And the carriage. Really good stuff.
    Thinking about wooden sidewalks now, too…

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  3. Pistachios says:

    I’ve missed browsing everyone’s Thursday Doors posts, but what a week to get back in the loop! That’s a pretty cool idea, making a replica town like that. Puts in perspective how far we’ve come too. It is good they’ve got the fire department sorted, and even better that they probably won’t have to worry about the tavern burning down 😉

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  4. I don’t know how you find all of these locations with great buildings and doors but you should make a map of your posts so we can look up your locations if we’re travelling nearby. Awesome images, Norm!

    My humble door post can be found here:

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  5. I feel like I just took a trip back through time on a beautiful summer’s day…

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  6. Flavia Vinci says:

    I am always late! Sorry! 😂 Here is my contribution!

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  7. travtrails says:

    My take
    I did not see my earlier response so am writing again.

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  8. Rowena says:

    Hi Norm,
    Greetings for another week. I enjoyed part two of your visit to Upper Canada Village. My favourite was the very quaint white rural church. It was exquisite yet very simple. I also enjoyed all the photos of the re-enactments, which really helped to bring the place alive and I had a real sense of being there.
    This week, I’ve posted a smorgasbord of red doors and have also raised the question of what prompts someone to paint their front doors red. I’d love to hear from a few budding philosophers out there:
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,

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  9. Another great post. I love those wood doors. The place looks so quaint and inviting! Here’s my contribution for this week:

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  10. Librarylady says:

    Hi Norm, better late than never right? Here are my Doors of Spain. Sigh, such a lovely place.

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  11. amoralegria says:

    I love the rustic-ness (rusticity?) of this place! My contribution of the week is kind of the opposite: instead of beauty in simplicity, it is beauty in majesty:

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  12. Debbie Smyth says:

    What wonderful wood in this collection of doors.
    I have cheated this week, with open doors.

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  13. I love the two-tier barn and the old yellow carriage, gorgeous. It must have felt like being on the set of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ there, Norm. Here’s my offering this week, thanks.

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  14. Helen Bushe says:

    What a fascinating post, Norm.

    I found a door today nearly 1000 years old. I was so excited that I dropped my camera:

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  15. Dan Antion says:

    These are wonderful photos, Norm. I thoroughly enjoyed this 2-part tour. I noted some new wood in places, it’s good to see they keep up with the maintenance. That can’t be easy or cheap. It’s amazing how long some of the simple structures have survived.

    My post is over here:

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  16. lolaWi says:

    doors are fascinating. here’s my first attempt to your Thursday Doors:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and welcome! I just went over and left a comment on your blog but for some reason WordPress usually sends my first comment on someone’s blog direct to the spam folder, so you may need to go into the comments section or your admin dashboard and release me from spam prison 😉


  17. JT Twissel says:

    Love all the aged wood – what gorgeous texture. Love the farm scenes too. Here’s mine – the last of the alley art. A very different world!

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  18. Junieper2 says:

    Sorry for the typo: Different oh and my post 🙂

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  19. slfinnell says:

    You can’t go wrong with weathered knotty wood! And I am glad I only had to drive the tractor and not an old wagon like that in my teens. Must have taken forever to ‘get the hay in’. My link:

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  20. These are some nice, rustic doors, Norm. The red barn doors are handsome and unique.

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  21. Hi Norm, I’m back. 🙂 Nice collection of old wooden doors. Love the fire wagon. Donna

    Here are a few doors from Monemvasia, Greece:

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  22. Junieper2 says:

    IDiferent to have a change of pace showing in your post:) I live in a rural environment, but still with a city lifestyle:) It would be torturous though to get stuck driving behind a wagon with hay! Probably a needed warning to stay off the carriage:)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. Yes, no fun getting stuck behind a hay wagon on a narrow country road. Of course it only tends to happen if we’re in a hurry 😀


      • Junieper2 says:

        How do you know?? In Europe the two lane roads are still much more common, so we sometimes had to exercise our patience, getting stuck behind a non-motorized vehicle:)


  23. Ally Bean says:

    Charming as this village looks, I know I’d not enjoy living like this. However your photos are great and the doors look authentic to the time period. One in which I wouldn’t want to live. Did I mention that?

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  24. dennyho says:

    I LOVE your post this week, very nostalgic. Reminds me of places I know here in Virginia. It warms my heart to see old buildings well loved and taken care of, like the simple yet lovely white church. I bet it could tell a story or two.

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  25. You will recognise today’s doors. 🙂 Here, to launch my new blog, are the Bolsena doors in great company:

    I’ve also posted the teaser on my old blog:

    I hope the transition will be smooth as usually. Smooth sailing to all door lovers.

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  26. sirirani27 says:

    Norm, Here’s my entry. I hope you’re doing well.

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  27. What a lovely eclectic collection, from the grand to the workmanlike! I like this set also for the light.

    Here’s mine for this week:

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  28. A great selection of textures.
    This is my contribution for this week…

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  29. anitashope says:

    A lot of smiles on this post. Have a good weekend/holiday as well.

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  30. marianallen says:

    That first door is great! Almost invisible! I love the firewagon with all the bells and (probably) whistles. Of course, MY idea of a firewagon is a beer truck, but…. –Oh, and here’s my post for this week:

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  31. Great snaps! Especially love the picture with the hay wagon!

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  32. Jackie says:

    Would you believe that I have never been to Upper Canada Village!

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  33. scooj says:

    Just my kind of place, really beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing.

    Lanrhydock House doors part (2):

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  34. seaangel4444 says:

    These are great, Norm! I especially love the garden shed door! They definitely didn’t make it obvious to get inside, did they? I have another apartment door this week, with some stained glass accompaniments! Thanks as always, Norm!

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  35. Tara says:

    What a cute lil church! Thanks for sharing these. I love the s.v.p., too. I didn’t know I could abbreviate that! 🙂

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  36. Nice set of doors. We have never been to Upper Canada Village but it looks like an interesting place to visit. (Suzanne)

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  37. The wooden doors just tell their own story don’t they? I have been gone awhile on vacation, but will look up the older posts! I’m not used to being without internet service! Here’s mine for today!

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  38. I love the weathered doors, but I have to go with the photos of the snazzy transportation and the wide load as my favorites for today. My doors this week are doing their best to be surrounded by nature. Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend, Norm.


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  39. Sheree says:

    Great selection of door! Enjoy Labor Day.

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  40. Joanne Sisco says:

    I like the red barn. It took me a while to realize that the doors weren’t the entire size of the unusual cut-out … a little decorative feature on an otherwise plain building 🙂
    … and I love the shot of the hay wagon. Unless I was driving behind it, then I might not like it so much.

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  41. Isn’t wood a wonderful material? Great for doors. Here are my next set of doors from Albania.

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  42. Wonderful photo’s Norm, I love old wooden doors and the wide load photo is fab!

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