Thursday Doors – February 13, 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). 

Pretty in the City – Montréal

Here’s another collection from my doorscursion in last week’s post in my old hood Rosemont/Petite Patrie in Montréal. I’m sure you’ll agree these are prettier and more colourful, plus there’s some fun street art thrown in as well.

Yes there’s a door in there…

Ah! There it is 🙂

No door on this one but I’d love it someone who understands this stuff could explain it to me 😀

What could be more uplifting on a cold winter day than a bright yellow porch and door? We actually got two more dumpings of snow since this image was taken. When I drove past earlier this week the snow was up to the top of the stairs.

The French flag with the yellow star of the sea aka Stella Maris – star of the Virgin Mary – patron saint of the Acadians, on the upper left corner. Safe to assume this is someone whose ancestors came from the Acadian colonies on the east coast of Canada.

If you’re interested, a few years ago I wrote a bit about the tragic history of the Acadians after a visit to Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia in this post here.

I’m still trying to figure out what those add-ons are to the pretty door on the left

This one was pretty enough that I really wanted to go up the stairs and move the brown compost collection bin out of the shot but…I don’t want to set a bad example for the rest of our door lovers by getting myself arrested for trespassing 😉

More unrelated to doors but lovely street art that jumped out at me from a snowy alley.

Pretty decorative doors to an old meeting hall that was associated with a long-gone Anglican church in the neighbourhood. Today the building is owned by a private spa and wellness clinic.

And we’ll finish this one off with a few more splashes of colour.

With more snow in the short-term forecast I’m thinking we could use all the colour we can get.

As always I thank you for looking 🙂 

Have a door post of your own that you’d like to share this week? Please add your link in the comments section below. You have until noon eastern North American time on Saturday.

And please, take a few minutes to visit some of the Thursday Door posts shared by our other contributors.

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 post in the comments section below.

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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83 Responses to Thursday Doors – February 13, 2020

  1. bikerchick57 says:

    Hi Norm! It occurred to me recently that I very rarely come here and comment on your doors. Bad fan! Anyhow…

    I love the color of your doors (beating the winter snow blahs) and the street art. Every community needs cool street art.

    That cow/ox thing? My guess is it has four tails to keep the flies away and some sort of really pretty alien attached to its midsection to attract birds. It must be part of a royal family that welcomes the weird and wonderful. Kind of like the blogging community. ;-p

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  2. pretty street art and doors.

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  3. Great door and wall mural finds, Norm! Hope to get to TD but I’m on hiatus right now.

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  4. jazzytower says:

    Love these. Especially the mural!

    Here is mine for this week, a little late



  5. willowdot21 says:

    Live this post 💜

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  6. slfinnell says:

    Knowing where to put a compost bin must be a challenge in a large city. I could use a wellness clinic this week! Stealing a week off after a bout with strep. le yuck!

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  7. joey says:

    I looooove the old Anglican church doors. So pretty, curvy, shiny, and OLD 🙂 I also really like the bright yellow and maybe strangely, the steps on the brick house.– all those shades — I barely even saw the bin 😉 Nicely done.

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  8. Love the colorful doors and street art! Brightens the neighborhood, especially during snowy wintertime. Stay warm and dry, Norm!

    Here’s my contribution (better late than never):

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  9. Yellow, orange and lime green – nice. Then throw in lots of wonderful murals, and you have one a really good door post day, Norm. Yes, don’t get arrested. Bad role model for the rest of us. 🙂

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  10. Lovely colorful doors! And what an interesting neighborhood!
    Here are my doors for this week:

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  11. dennyho says:

    This is a fun, colorful post Norm. I think the bull has indigestion? This is my interpretation of the artwork photo with no door. Sorry, that’s all I got! Happy Valentine’s Day…

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  12. Dymoon says:

    knock, knock, what a great assortment of doors, here are mine

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  13. Love the street art Norm, especially that first one. Interesting neighbourhood. Here’s mine, thank you.

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  14. Love the street art, Norm. And the colours of some of the doors are so bright!
    I’m still posting Budapest Doors, my 7th installment

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  15. DrJunieper says:

    The first two are very cute graffitis. The second one reminds me of a pregnant lady:) My favorite is the first old fashioned door after the graffitis. Here are mine –

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  16. JT Twissel says:

    Leave it to you to find those pops of color on a grey day! Love the street art.

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  17. This is a brilliant collection, Norm, happy and colourful and warm but also entertaining and stylish. That yellow porch makes me wish to know the people there and be invited over.

    Uncharacteristically, I continue from last week in Bagnaia:

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  18. Charlotte says:

    Love the bright colors! My offering today is from a local church.

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  19. I like the way that first door is camouflaged.

    I have a medieval door for this week:

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  20. etikser says:

    A wonderful collection of interesting doors. I loved your comment about the bin on the front porch…but at least it was brown.

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  21. Some good street art in there Norm. Love the yellow door with matching balcony. Here’s mine for this week:

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  22. nwatkins23 says:

    Thank you Norm for opening a new set of doors each week. Here is my first contribution for 2020:

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  23. scooj says:

    Well you’ve got some absolutely brilliant urban doors there, every one a winner. Of course I have favourites… Regarding the street art, there is no explanation. Artists like people sometimes gravitate to the symbolic and their stories can be unfathomable (best to try and ask them) others are literal and will write a name or paint a cat or something, but there is little or no meaning, just a pretty picture. You certainly have some talented street artists in Montréal.

    Some old doors in Bristol from me this week:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Stephen. Yes there a lots of wonderful murals here thanks to a number of talented artists. In the summer especially, certain neighbourhoods are best explored on foot in order to fully appreciate some of the art that’s there to be found.

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  24. Good doors Norm, nice colours.
    I am in Budapest in Hungary this week…

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  25. It took a minute but I found the door, some folks are so creative. Hope the snow comes and goes for you

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  26. I’d paint my front door a bright color if our neighborhood association would allow it! It’s pouring here today, but 63 was our low last night. According to our meteorologist our plants are 20 days ahead of schedule! Our grass was mowed yesterday too! Here are my doors from Riga, Latvia today!

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  27. Sheree says:

    Pretty colourful collection this week.

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  28. marianallen says:

    That first door was all but invisible until you pointed it out! The splashes of color were lovely. I wonder if those doors are the same colors inside as out? Here’s my post for the week, including a side shot of that old red truck I shot from behind a few months ago.

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  29. I’m loving all the color, street art, doors, or a combination of both. We got snow last night and it’s still snowing, although no accumulation like what you have. I’m planning to go out for a walk once it gets light and it should be beautiful, but there won’t be much color other than white and brown. 🙂

    I like that first door/street art combo, the bright yellow, and the decorative doors. At least those are my favorites. My doors are from my last short trip to Philadelphia:

    Stay safe and warm!


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  30. Dan Antion says:

    Wonderful colorful doors, Norm. Very little of that snow has made it down here. It’s a dull brown winter for us, so I really liked the popping bits of color, especially the street art.

    I got washed out and busy’d out of a doorscurrsion so I ran with a few gift doors today.

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  31. TCast says:

    Loving those streetart for sure, Norm. But aside from that, I find that door number 760 very elegant. Here are my doors from the Philippines

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  32. Ally Bean says:

    Wow! I like the orange door and the lime green ones, but for sheer visual impact with one color, I gotta give it up for that yellow door + yellow porch. Very… bright.

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  33. Joanne Sisco says:

    Splashes of colour are always appreciated, but especially in the dead of winter when the world has faded to shades of gray. You hit the jackpot!

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  34. Bull and peacock, hmmmm… no clue, but I love wondering about it. The mural of the chuckling boy made me chuckle back at him. He’s really contagious!

    My entry for this week:

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  35. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great doorscursion, Norm. So many door colours, plus the lovely snowy shot.
    You may have avoided arrest for bin moving, but I’ve been framed:

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  36. TiongHan says:

    Splendid graffiti/murals Norm. I do love this kind of graffiti as opposed to just spraying your sign, preferably over someone else’s artwork.
    Here’s mine for the week:

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