Thursday Doors – October 10, 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). 

Exploring Outremont, Montréal, Québec

Last weekend I was out exploring for the annual Scott Kelby worldwide photo walk which is a pretty cool event for photography buffs looking to expand their horizons, meet like-minded people, and discover parts of their local community.

There were a number of walks organized in the Montréal area and the one I chose was in a part of town I don’t visit very often, the borough of Outremont.

Doors to the Outremont Metro (subway) station.

Located north of downtown on the north-east flank of Mount Royal, Outremont was one of several separate municipalities on the island of Montréal.

Seven doors in 1 shot!

After the forced municipal mergers of 2000 it is now one of the smallest buroughs in the greater Montréal community, but also one of the coolest.

It is an interesting mix of classy older residential streets with a healthy dose of trendy shops, cafés, and restaurants on its main thoroughfares.

Here are some of the interesting residential doors I found while out exploring the neighbourhood for a few hours on a lovely Saturday.

Is this the most creative idea for a mural, of what?

As you can see this part of Outremont contains mostly small apartment blocks, duplexes, and triplexes, many of which have been converted into condos.

The fun thing is that many of these building are well over 150 years-old and have unique designs and features that help set them apart from their neighbours.

A common thread with many of the is the use of those walk-up outdoor iron staircases, aka winter death-traps 😉

Worth walking up for a closer look at the stained glass above the door, don`t you think?

Red triplets

And some very pretty decorative elements as well.

A little bit of lace.

All in all it was a fruitful visit, and considering this was what I found on only 3 or 4 streets, I know I have to get back for a lot more exploration in the future.

A bit more lace.

A tip of the hat to Art Deco perhaps?

As always I thank you for dropping in 🙂

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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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77 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 10, 2019

  1. The 12th photo the moss looks like a huge monster. Love the hearts in the stairs.

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  2. joey says:

    Soooo charming! I love all the vines and the colors and variations — perfect time of year to capture these 🙂

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  3. Helen Bushe says:

    What wonderful doors in what looks like a very trendy, hip area to explore (or to live in!)

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  4. Yvonne says:

    Hi. I got this message when I tried to share this on Facebook with a niece who lives there. “Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.”

    I filled in a form to say I could find nothing abusive in this post.

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  5. Yvonne says:

    Heck, when I tried to share this to my niece in Montreal, Facebook wouldn’t let me do it, said “Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.”

    Maybe you can get them to review the situation, I surely couldn’t find anything abusive!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for reaching out Yvonne and for the heads-up, and further follow-up, about the issue with the FB share button. I’ll keep an eye on the situation to see if it happens again.


  6. Very unique and beautiful doors, Norm, in a quaint and cool area. So many great finds for a small section. Loved the mural!

    So glad to be back online and to join in with you all again. Here’s some finds in Perpignan, France.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    That is a wonderful mural. Again you’ve found an interesting neighborhood in your town!

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  8. Great architecture, ‘three’ red doors, a couple of gorgeous staircases, AND an amazing mural. That is one first rate photo walk, Norm. 🙂

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  9. Aimer Boyz says:

    As always, you’ve found some wonderful doors, Norm. That set of three red ones and 743 with the awning, beautiful. Nice wall art too 🙂

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  10. lindasschaub says:

    So many doors, so little time … in the photo captioned “seven doors in one shot” … one balcony at the one window only intrigued me.

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  11. Gorgeous collection of doors- and I love all the brick! I also really like that tree mural… so very clever. We had a Scott Kelby worldwide photo walk here last weekend (in our extremely photogenic Balboa Park) but I had to miss is due to a prior commitment. Next year, I’m not going to let that happen again!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      This year there were 3 walks on the island of Montreal and 2 more in the burbs just off the island. I’ve been wanting to do this for a few years but each year it seemed we were either away or too busy. This was the first time since I heard about it that we were actually available. It was a lot of fun.

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  12. Howdy, Norm. The wood and brick details on these doors are charming. I join Thursday Doors by way of following Dan Antion of No Facilities. Looking for doors on my journeys has added some purpose and spice to my travel photos. Here’s my first share:

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  13. Tara says:

    *hurriedly packing everything I own* I’ll take any one of them and I’ll be right up there! I love me a staircase like ANY of those, Winter death trap or not.

    Mine this week:

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  14. Oh yes, now you’re talking. These are glorious 3 or 4 streets. I’d love to stroll there as well. I’d love to live in any of these, not just stroll. Looking forward to your next doorscursions in this area. And look, I found a hostel just for you to stay when you come to Ljubljana… 😉

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  15. Ally Bean says:

    I like 734. Now those are doors I could live behind.

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  16. Junieper2 says:

    What a delightful neighborhood to walk through. Would not mind living there, if it were not so much North (winter!). The mural on the last wall gives it an extra touch! Also love the view with the door down, and the neighbor upstairs. This neighborhood has a community feel:)

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  17. Nice stroll through my neighbourhood. It is a very nice place to live… (Suzanne)

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  18. Lynn says:

    All of these beauties found on only 3 or 4 streets? Wowza!

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  19. msgt3227 says:

    Wow! so many fantastic doors Norm! I cannot even pick a fav this time!! looks like Quebec (some place I have never been) is now on my bucket list or do you say boo-kay list? Here are my humble doors for this week

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I honestly don’t think we have a French equivalent for “bucket list” but I’ll double check with my wife since it’s her first language and not mine.
      Yes you should come for a visit. Smoked meat sandwiches, Montreal style bagels, poutine, maple syrup (not all at once of course!), and lots of break-neck staircases 😉


  20. I’m incredibly excited about the insights today’s door (a mint) brought me:

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  21. marianallen says:

    I think seven doors in one shot might just be a record! I was loving that yellow stained glass in the top picture, then I realized it was probably a reflection of fall foliage–Lovely. The Margaret Rose brought back fond memories: My mother often told me she used to have Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose paper dolls when she was young. Thanks for the happy thought. 🙂 My offering this week is small:

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  22. Seems a great place to find cool Thursday Doors, Norm. I love the wooden double doors with surrounding brickwork and the ‘living’ mural. Here’s my tuppence worth for this week, thanks;

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  23. scooj says:

    What an amazing area, and those tripple doors are really interesting. Of course the mural caught my eye and is in the trompe l’oeil style.

    I goofed in spectacular fashion by publishing my Thursday Doors post yesterday… what was I thinking? Anyhow here is Wednesday’s Thursday Doors:

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  24. slfinnell says:

    You picked a lovely time of year to photograph this neighborhood!

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  25. Jackie says:

    Thanks for a trip down memory lane, went to D’Arcy McGee High School so took the 129 bus every day up Cote Ste. Catherine!

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  26. Looks like you had a productive walk through a beautiful neighbourhood. That mural definitely is worth stopping for.

    From me this week:

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  27. TCast says:

    And yet again, great collection of doors, Norm. Especially the one with the streetart of the waterfalls. And speaking of street art, here is my entry for this week.

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  28. Joanne Sisco says:

    What a lovely neighbourhood!! .. and it looks like you had a perfect day for a walkabout. I love the photo of the building being swallowed by a vine wearing its fall colours 🙂
    Montreal architecture is so unique compared to other parts of the country. Those outdoor ‘winter death traps’ still make me shake my head in wonderment.

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  29. Dan Antion says:

    Wow! These are great doors, Norm. You really delivered on your promise to bring us something more upbeat. I love the triplets, and the transoms. I also live the stairs but I can’t imagine the work involved in keeping them safe in the winter. The walk itself sounds like a great idea. I need to see if there are any around here.

    My contribution is

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  30. Sheree says:

    Fab selection!

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  31. Interesting to have multiple doors together for one entrance. Did you enjoy visiting a different neighbourhood? I need to find out more about Scott Kelby’s international photowalks. My doors are from the Old Town neighbourhood of Chicago.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Ian. Yes it was fun exploring a part of the city that I haven’t visited too often.
      This photo walk is done once a year, the first weekend in October. I believe they had over 800 different walks around the globe this year so there’s bound to be one not too far from you. Keep an eye on their website for next year 🙂


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