2019 Year-End Recap
I’ll be taking a blogging break over the holidays so there’ll be no Thursday Doors link-up for the next two Thursdays: December 26th and January 2nd.
Before we say goodbye and leave 2019 to the history books though, I thought it would be nice to take look back at some of my favourite doors posted throughout the year. For this exercise I tried narrowing it down to one choice for each month:
At the end of January the 2nd post of our day in Bolsena Italy included one of my favourite door subjects, what I call a ghost door. Essentially it’s a door that has been closed off but you can still see that a door used to be there. This one’s a classic example:
Around here February means the Dog Days of winter and with the snow accumulation we had last year I think I was looking for some sympathy with this snowy post that including our back patio door after a storm.
This pretty blue and white one on a modern-looking church in the Quebec City area got the nod as my favourite from March.
Most of April was covered by a 3-post extravaganza that explored the amazing doors of Massa Marittima. This composition was at the top of my list.
May was a five-Thursday-month so it was a bit of a tough call with so many doors to choose from. This image from west of downtown Montreal that features a corner door to an empty shop, wins with its eye-catching colour.
My favourite door in June was found on this stroll through an alleyway in the north end Villeray district. Who doesn’t love a good take-a-book-leave-a-book free lending library, am-I-right, or what?
My choice for July isn’t all that impressive on the attractiveness front, but for me the historical significance of Jackie Robinson’s door on de Gaspé St. beats anything else that I posted that month.
Another 5-Thursday month, August was also a bit of a tough choice. However this post from our visit to Upper Canada Village contains the door that for rather obvious reasons may well become our #ThursdayDoors mascot door 🙂
My September pick is from St. Patrick’s Basilica in Ottawa. We stumbled on this place quite by accident after a wrong turn took us down a street we hadn’t intended to take. After noticing this one while driving past, I just knew I had to circle back to get out and take a closer look. I’m glad I did because this one’s a beauty.
Despite being the month of Halloween, the scariest door I posted in October actually came from our visit to the Penitentiary Museum in Kingston, Ontario. Now if this one doesn’t scare you into staying on the right side of the law….
This beauty from Boldt Castle was my top door pic from November. It certainly has a very old European feel to it.
Since there were only two new posts in December I’ll just skip this month and instead include this lovely honorable mention, also from Upper Canada Village.
Well that’s all folks. It was another good year for door discoveries and I feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends who join me each week for this quirky obsession of ours. Thank you all so very much 🙂
Whatever you celebrate at this time of year I wish you all Happy Holidays, much health and happiness, and many wonderful doorscursions for 2020!
I can’t wait to see everyone else’s year-end recaps too, so hopefully you’ll have accepted my invitation to do the same.
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