Thursday Doors – February 27, 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). 

Assorted Doors from a Nearby Village

Thanks to everyone for the warm wishes last week while I rested and gave body the time it needed to kick a nasty cold. Aside from a few sniffles I’m feeling pretty much back to normal and a few days ago I even made it out for a short doorscursion in the nearby village/town of Mascouche.

The French began settlements along the banks of the Mascouche river as far back as the late 1600’s.

Being somewhat remote compared to the hundreds of towns and villages that sprung up along the St. Lawrence river, villages like Mascouche grew slowly, developing out of hunting and trapping posts that later, as the forests were cleared, became large seigneurial farms.

Today, as a remote suburb on a commuter rail line that takes passengers into downtown Montreal in less than an hour, the town has a growing population of just under 50,000.  Somehow despite the recent rapid development the town has managed to preserve quite a few of it’s historic 200-250 year-old farmhouses.

Some are majestic.

Some are quaint.

I’m guessing the air conditioning unit/heat pump on the lower right are not original parts of this structure 😉

And some like this 260 year-old field-stone gem…

…are downright magnificent 🙂

Here are a few of my other interesting door discoveries from this walkabout:

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As always thanks for looking 🙂 

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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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66 Responses to Thursday Doors – February 27, 2020

  1. joey says:

    I love fieldstone. The more I see it, the more I love it.
    Beautiful snows.

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  2. Jennie says:

    Love the fieldstone gem!

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  3. pretty houses and doors. My mother is still sick too. She is getting better though. Last Monday (24th) was my birthday.

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    I like the shot of the greenish colored roof with snow – looks like some sort of shack against the newish brick building. Hope it starts to warm up for you folks soon. We had springlike weather for a bit but now it’s gone back to cloudy and cold.

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  5. Photographias says:

    Just in case my pingback didn’t work. Here’s mine


  6. They are all so beautiful, Norm, but I absolutely love that little stone cottage. Glad you’re feeling better. I must have caught your cold (viruses do spread online after all, lol. Here’s my tuppence worth this week. Thanks for hosting.

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  7. It’s beginning to get warm around here, so I really enjoyed seeing all the snow in your photos. Lovely village too.

    My entry for this week:

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  8. I so glad you are feeling better and even able to get out for a doorscursion. Your first two shots of the snow are stunning, and I really enjoyed the magnificent old farmhouses. My favorite is the 260 year-old field stone. Very nice! =)

    Here’s my contribution for this week.

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  9. TCast says:

    It’s great that you are feeling better, Norm. This is one beautiful village, which is quite opposite of the dirty back doors of my entry for today.

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  10. I’m so glad that you are feeling better! I really like the red house, but that field-stone building is lovely too. But, what in the heck are those wires running around the windows and doors (and, into the mailbox)?? Have they not heard of conduit? It looks odd to my eyes, but maybe there is a good reason for it.

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  11. I’m glad you’re out and about. We had a sudden temperature drop with hail and strong wind yesterday and it gave me a cold.

    Here is the first part of our Saturday with Flavia. Much laughs were had. Here’s to more, and health!

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  12. That’s good news only sniffles left. The small towns are fun to explore, thanks for the tour

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  13. jazzytower says:

    Wow, 250 years. Impressive! Love that blue green door. I see you’ve had your share of snow. We’re still waiting:) Nice finds.


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  14. DrJunieper says:

    A mix of French and Canadian styles. I love it. The snow added to it, gives the feeling of the setting of a novel in winter. Love the house with the 3 dormers. Happy you’re feeling better than last week!

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  15. Debbie Smyth says:

    Wonderfully quaint. And those doors look so good in the snow. I really enjoyed the tour you have us, Norm.
    I have gone far from snow – back a couple of years to a trip to northern Vietnam.

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  16. Majestic, and stone gems are wonderful! My favorite is the stone gem.

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  17. Marla says:

    Good morning, Norm. So happy to hear that you’re feeling much better. The flu is making its ugly way around our office and I feel like I’m constantly dodging sneezes and coughs. What a gorgeous little town that you’ve featured today!

    This week I’m featuring an interesting door in Reims, France.

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  18. Sherry Felix says:

    No snow at all in NYC. Here’s a Gothic firehouse.

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  19. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’m glad you’ve recovered enough to take in a door-outing. It looks like you picked a beautiful sunny day for it, although that’s way too much snow for me!

    While the stone house with the teal trim is a beauty, I’d take the house in the 4th photo with its grand verandah. Sigh. I do love a big, wraparound verandah!

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  20. marianallen says:

    I love the little critter prints. 🙂 GORGEOUS houses and each of the doors have their own unique personalities. I’m wondering what that white wiring(?) is around the doors and windows of the fieldstone house. I’ve been binge-watching NCIS, and my first thought was “primer cord”, but I somehow doubt it. I have a clutch of new doors this week from a house I’d never visited before:

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  21. Best news is that you’re feeling better, Norm! I love those houses! Is that a metal roof on the first one? I’m dipping into doors from my trip to France last year, so come along. You don’t even need a passport. We’ll just slip in and out.


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  22. Glad you’re feeling better, Norm, because I love those beautiful homes you found while out and about. The architecture, gingerbread trim, and doors are quite lovely. The sliding barn door with its adornments made me smile too.

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  23. I browsed from the bottom to the top, and fell in love with the top picture. So lovely!

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  24. Ally Bean says:

    The door on 1119 doesn’t look in keeping with the house colors, if’n you were to ask me. [But it’s a great photo of a door, so stay on point, Ally Bean.]

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Ally. I agree with you on that door. It looks like the door and windows were recently replaced and I can’t say I like their choice; it just doesn’t go with the style of the house.

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  25. Dan Antion says:

    What a beautiful town. Can you imagine what they would have thought about the notion of getting to Montreal in under an hour?

    I love the stone buildings, some great doors, but I always love seeing the curved gambrel roofs. It’d such a nice look, but I can’t imagine the work involved in framing those. I’ll be back later with my link. I’m glad you’re feeling better.

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  26. It looks cold there … beautiful doors.. Here is my entry
    Sorry for not entering last week… changing internet suppliers and still catching up 😀 😀 😀

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Bren. No explanations needed. Weekly participation is not mandatory and no one is taking attendance 😉
      Hope the ISP switch went ok; dealing with utilities and telecom providers can be trying and this seems to be a universal condition regardless of where we live.


  27. TiongHan says:

    Hi Norm, glad to read you’ve weathered the flu. Icy cold photos you’ve posted. Mine are a lot warmer…😎

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