Thursday Doors – February 6, 2020

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). 

Gritty in the City – Montréal

Here’s a collection of doors in need of a little TLC in my old hood Rosemont/Petite Patrie in Montréal.

To jog your memory, back in 2016 I did a post about the ornate outdoor iron staircases found in this part of town that you can check out here.

This time however I decided to concentrate on one specific east/west street.

Rue St. Zotique is one of those streets that morphs from light commercial, where it starts in the heart of little Italy, into moderately dense residential as it head east.

This post contains a lot of the western part where you’ll find a lot of trendy little restaurants, small boutiques and shops.

Generally speaking I find that active commercial buildings have relatively boring doors, therefore the ones I chose for this post are the closed/boarded up ones, like this closed down yoga studio.

I’ve always had a thing for corner doors so finding two like this is even more fun 😉

Double-stacked corner doors – bonus!

With all the car exhaust in the city, that pristine white snow you see in the movies doesn’t stay so pristine for very long. Whenever there’s a bit of a thaw, it actually gets rather yucky.

Don’t eat the dirty snow

This next one seems to be screaming: “PAINT ME!”

This one is probably too far gone to be saved.

And my favourite shot of this doorscursion is also I do believe a first for me – triple-stacked corner doors!

Stay tuned; next week I’ll have some of the pretty ones I found on this same outing.

Until then I thank you for stopping 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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76 Responses to Thursday Doors – February 6, 2020

  1. joey says:

    Corner doors are fab. I love the yoga studio for its contrast. I dig the vibe of the whole post 🙂

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  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Graffiti makes me crazy. It is ugly, it is destructive, and particularly upsetting when I see it on brick like in the last photo. A triple corner door is a major coup! … and the building with its interesting brick work is also noteworthy.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I hear you about the graffiti. I just don’t understand the thought process of someone who thinks it’s okay to do this. Especially when there’s no artistic aspect to it; then it’s simply vandalism.

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  3. Amy says:

    You found a lot of character!! I love the triple-stacked corner doors. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that.

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  4. I love corner doors as well and doors with lots of character. Great finds, Norm!

    Here’s a few from Florence …

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  5. TCast says:

    I prefer that last corner door, Norm. This is mine for this week.

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  6. amoralegria says:

    Great door post, Norm! I love those three stacked doors – and on a corner too!!

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  7. I’m glad that you’ve got eyes for such doors too, Norm, even though in Italy, at least, graffitied doors are not your favourites. But as I see it, everybody needs doors in their lives.

    I’ve got a wonderful villa for you which Flavia and I visited last month. My post includes a link to her Capalbio doors post from today which you must see. There is bestia too! It goes around! 🙂

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  8. I like the ‘paint me’ door. Here’s my selection for this week

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  9. Great set of doors this week! I agree that most modern doors are boring. Metal and glass… yawn.

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  10. Dymoon says:

    Thanks Norm you saved me a drive back to have a look at some of my old stamping grounds.. this is my post for this week

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  11. Charlotte says:

    My first Thursday Doors post and it’s only one door but thank you for the opportunity!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Welcome to #ThursdayDoors Charlotte and thanks for jumping in 🙂
      FYI I did go over and comment on your post but for some reason WP always filters my first comment on someone’s blog into the spam filter. You may need to go into the comments folder via the WP Admin tab and fish me out of either the “spam” or “pending” file.

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  12. DrJunieper says:

    The grey door which needs to be painted once was a beautiful door – you are right – some coats of paints would bring it back to its former glory!

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  13. Agree about the 3 stacked and I also think the door with the awning could be beautiful with a coat of paint

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    A very different view of Montreal!

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  15. jazzytower says:

    That 5th one made me smile. You have to look to find the art, but it’s there. Love it.


    Here’s my entry for this week

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    An interesting set of doors that seem in need of some love. I like them all in their own ways. I have to ask: who was St. Zotique? Nice name, but I’ve no idea who he or she was.

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  17. scooj says:

    Now we’re talking. I love these doors. Neglected for sure, but reflecting a whole sub-culture that many of us choose to ignore or consider threatening. Part of a rich urban diversity without which we are all impoverished.

    A little prison door from me this week:

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  18. My (mum’s) door for today:

    And I now have to look up St. Zotique. In Dutch the word ‘zot’ means crazy, which I guess is not how this saint is named.

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  19. I enjoyed this collection. The two corner doors look great. I also liked the recessed red door with all the graffiti.

    Another selection of doors from Kochi this week:

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  20. Marla says:

    Great post, as always! 😊
    Mine is in Chantilly, and I’m hoping that someone will be able to set me straight about one of the door features.

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  21. I like corner doors, too, Norm, but it’s sad that there are so many places that seem to be closed. I’m going with one small door for man/hobbit-kind today. Cheers!


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. It’s a bit of a high turnover part of town for small shops and restaurants. The yoga studio building is actually slated for demolition; it’ll be interesting to see what ends up getting built on that lot.


  22. Sheree says:

    They may need some TLC but they have a certain charm.

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  23. Great variety of doors, Norm. Often the old unused door is the more interesting one. Here’s mine for this week, thanks

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  24. Wow, some tough looking doors Norm! I think “Paint Me” has a good shot at being saved! Her’s my post today from Riga, Latvia!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes, I’m holding out hope for the “paint me” one. I pass through this area from time to time so I’m gonna keep an eye out for any developments on that one 🙂


  25. marianallen says:

    Wow, a triple play! That’s great! The one screaming, “Paint me!” is gorgeous. I hope it gets some TLC before it, too, is too far gone for help. I’m posting random doors from my little town, collected last spring.

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  26. Love the ‘corner’ buildings. My Aunt and Uncle lived in one, and I always loved the shapes of the rooms. Clint looked pretty good in that poster too. 🙂 Happy Thursday, Norm.

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  27. Anne Fraser says:

    I like your down at heel doors. I wonder why someone decided to build a triple stack door. here is one I spotted on a walk last Sunday.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you Anne, and welcome to Thursday Doors! I went over and commented on your post but I suspect it was caught by the WP spam filter. You may need to go into your comments folder of the Admin tab and free my comment from either the “spam” or “pending” folders. Cheers!

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  28. What a lovely trip…. since I’ve found your challenge, I am finding myself looking at more doors.. something I never really photographed before.. So thank you for inspiring me. Here is my contribution

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  29. Dan Antion says:

    What a great trip, Norm. I love corner doors, and double and triple corner doors are a sweet bonus! The door that piques my imagination the most is the one screaming “paint me.” I msgine that door painted in some lovely arrangement or colors.

    My doors are mostly found indoors –

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  30. Different to your normal church doors, Norm. But a great contrast. I am continuing to post Budapest doors

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