Thursday Doors – April 16, 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). 

More Weathered and Worn Doors

A little more recycling this week. All of these are shots that were used in previous posts but after a few years, I think they’re worth another look:

Summer 2016 – An old barn converted into a bakery in St-Eustache, Québec.

I remember when I took this shot there was a fellow I couldn’t see who was watching me from inside the screen door while I was setting up my shot. For a chuckle he decided to startle the crap out of me by shouting out the French equivalent of  “Hey you! What the hell are you doing with that camera?” 😀

Of course, after that we had to go inside to check the place out. The bread was delicious.

The good news with this one hiding in the underbrush behind an empty lot in Montreal’s North End Villeray district is that it won’t be visible anymore. I drove past this part of town a few weeks before the lockdown and a new building was going up on this empty lot.

A weathered barn found on a lavender farm in the Magog region of Québec’s eastern townships, not far from the border with the U.S. which is currently closed – something I never thought I’d see happen 😦

From Montréal’s Plateau Mont-Royal district, Winter 2016 – I’m still trying to figure out what this is supposed to mean, but it was compelling enough to capture.

An old door in need of some serious TLC on an almost 300 year-old historic building in L’Assomption, Québec.


These last two shots are also from the Villeray District.

I just happen to visit this part of town more often so I always manage to find worn doors with ‘character’ there, but despite what these doors might suggest, it’s actually a lovely quiet urban residential neighbourhood; I swear 😉

And last but not least this rickety old shed door found near St-Cuthbert in the Lanaudière region north-east of Montréal.


Let me know which ones you like best and of course, feel free to post and share your own Thursday Doors.

To share your Thursday Doors post this week just paste your link in the comments section below so that others can visit and have a look at your door discoveries. Remember: you have until noon eastern North American time on Saturday to add your link.

And while you’re here please do take the time to visit some of the other Thursday Doors posts shared by our contributors. Just click on a few of the links you’ll find in the comments below.

As always, thanks for looking 🙂 

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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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85 Responses to Thursday Doors – April 16, 2020

  1. Sartenada says:


    Excellent post again. First photo is my favorite. Thank you.

    Have a good day!

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  2. joey says:

    I love the old weathered beauties. Great collection! #349 😀

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  3. Marla says:

    I like the old one from l’Assomption most but they’re all great! Thanks for the reminder to link up my post, Norm. It can be found here:

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    The lace curtain with the fringe makes the 349 door extra special. Very quaint.

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  5. Photographias says:

    They are all to good to pick one, I’m sorry 🙂
    Here’s mine

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  6. tgeriatrix says:

    The one to the boulangerie and the one with the number 349 on it are my favorites. But they all deserve a second look. I start to look at my archive and some I might have posted again. Here are my doors for this week:

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  7. Linda Schaub says:

    I like that first barn to bakery the best – I like the concept plus I was happy to be able to use the many years of French I studied, but really don’t remember any of it … but could understand “Boulangerie” (all those conversations that Jean and Marie took to shops in Paris – whew). The fifth photo reminded me of my grandmother’s front door, including the tatted curtains. People used to do a lot of tatting years ago and her grandmother made the curtains when she/my grandfather moved into their first house. The graffiti is always amazing and interesting too – especially around the masked, pregnant woman with the gun.

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  8. Great selection. I like 1, 3 and 7 the most. Here’s mine,

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  9. Hard to choose a favorite as they were all good; I think I recall the bakery door but the others seem to be new to me. But the “don’t fool with Mother Nature” door is compelling!

    Here’s a contribution to your door posts this week:

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  10. Another well-balanced post. My favourites are doors #3, #4 and #5 with the pregnant armed mermaid holding it all together. I’m glad that you include stories with some doors, and that you are well. Let it last.

    My post again includes a poem, about my favourite Viterbo street. The door poem that I posted last week won me a special achievement at the NaPoWriMo campaign. Every day they feature one participant and obviously they liked my door poem because the next day I was the featured poet. Yeah!

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  11. JT Twissel says:

    The mural with the pregnant lady and rifle reminded me of the second Terminator movie when the pregnant Sarah Conners character morphs into a survivalist. I love the rickety shed.

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  12. lolaWi says:

    lovely gallery of weathered and worn doors, Norm. i was drawn to the door of L’Assomption in Québec. as if a great story is waiting to be unlocked behind it. thank you. here is mine from another past travel:

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  13. Great doors, Norm! I love the weathered look of them all, but my favorite is the one with the double address and laced curtain.

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  14. DrJunieper says:

    Interesting doors, the one I like most is the grey door, but it’s because of the lace. don’t know what to make of the pregnant lady – is she a gang member, or a figment of the imagination? Hubs has not been shouted at, but told he couldn’t photograph (ritzy area). He tried to explain he legally could as long as it was in plain sight (front of her house). She was not convinced, but Hubs did not give up, so eventually she stopped the conversation, lol..

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Why is it that people in ‘ritzy’ neighbourhoods seem to think there are special laws that apply to them? 😀
      Seriously though, in the U.S. and Canada that laws on public photography are pretty straightforward. As long as you are on public or your own property, it’s not for commercial use, and does not infringe upon anyone’s reasonable right to personal privacy, you are allowed to photograph anything your camera can see – period.


  15. Some garage doors in Stockwell, London with a Japanese flavour for this week Norm.

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  16. lulu says:

    As doors are one of my favorite subjects, I’ve always enjoyed your posts. Today I became a part of your Thursday.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and welcome to Thursday Doors! I went over and left a comment on your post but I think it was eaten by the WordPress spam filter. You may need to go into the comments section of your Admin folder and release me from spam prison.


  17. I’m so glad you are recycling your photos. I took a year off from blogging, so I’m behind anyway. And don’t you find that people don’t always see everything we post anyway? Thanks for these — I’m wishing the fad of “tagging” or defacing property is dwindling, but probably not.

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  18. John Hric says:

    They are all good Norm. If I had to pick it would be the second last – the blue sliding door with all the paint scraped off the bottom. Thanks

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  19. Nobody has shouted at me yet but if they do I hope it’s in jest. The last photo is my favourite. Here’s mine for this week, thanks.

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  20. Sherry Felix says:

    Weathered doors are my favorites. I was able to put these up today

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  21. The L’Assomption was a premonition of what is happening today. She has her mask on, just saying

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  22. You always find some interesting doors! Here is a door from McKay Avenue School in Edmonton.

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  23. WOW, the pregnant bride with the Gun….I can think of lot’s of interpretations for that!

    My offering for today is a bit calmer:

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  24. My favourite is the penultimate one.
    This week I have returned to Barcelona…

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  25. eswini says:

    Loved the one in Quebec. Tells such a story. A liberal take on doors perhaps but definitely some windows:)

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  26. These are all splendid choices, Norm. Your bakery story made me laugh. It’s what I half expect if I take a photo of someone’s front door, one of the reasons I feel weird doing so. But great bread would make up for it. I don’t understand the pregnant woman with the gun, either, but it’s certainly worthy of a shot, so to speak. 😉

    I somehow posted my Thursday Doors on Wednesday, but here they are. Stay well, my friend.


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  27. Dan Antion says:

    Some of these doors are really nice, Norm, or would be with a little love. I like the plywood panel above the one door. It’s obviously a repair but I like that they put a bit of molding on it to look like a panel door. I love the first door.

    I also went toward the sad side today –

    I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thakns Dan. The one you noticed had me kinda scratching my head for the same reasons. They took the time to put the molding on a repair with a plywood panel, why not take a bit more time and repair it with a proper replacement panel?
      Thanks for the well wishes. All is well here. Staying safe, close to home. Wishing the same for you and your family too 🙂

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  28. TCast says:

    You have many wonderful doors here, Norm, but door 349 caught my attention with it’s lace, giving it a feminine touch. Here is mine for this week.

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  29. marianallen says:

    Charlie and I are bread heads, so OF COURSE my favorite is the bakery! You just know that any bread baked in a building like that behind a door like that is going to be divine. I’m posting some cockeyed doors I snapped while a passenger in a moving vehicle.

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  30. Aimer Boyz says:

    Some great doors. The L’Assumption one almost talks to you 🙂

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  31. I can’t pick just one. I like the first door and really like the wheels on the side, the lavender door is really nice with the window box, and I find the architecture of 349 extremely interesting. As to what the mural on the door means, I don’t have a clue, but she does have a face covering so she could go out in this pandemic. 🙂 Happy Thursday, Norm.

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  32. Joanne Sisco says:

    For whatever reason, today’s doors all seem to contribute to this general sadness I feel this morning … as if there is something important that’s been lost. The pregnant gun-toting woman wearing the now ubiquitous face mask adds to the melancholy. It’s definitely a sign of the times and worthy of a re-share at this time.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joanne. you know, until you mentioned it, it hadn’t dawned on me that pregnant gun-toting bride was also pandemic-ready 🙂
      I hope your day turned out well enough to lighten your spirits a bit 🙂


      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Thanks Norm. I did manage to finally shake off the doldrums and had a pretty decent day.

        I had a good laugh courtesy of one of the seniors in the outdoor club I belong to. She is an avid outdoors person and posted a photo of herself sitting in her canoe, with her life jacket on, paddle in hand … in the middle of her living room, watching a nature show about paddling the Rideau Canal. It was wonderful and just the pick-me-up I needed!!

        We all gotta do what we gotta do to stay both healthy and entertained 😀

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  33. scooj says:

    Oh Norm, some real beauties in there – I’m glad we have had an opportunity to pause and reflect on archive doors. Love the street art door (of course) and the old door after it with the awning.

    My rather light offering from Bristol is here:

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  34. I particularly like door #349 with the lace curtain and the weathered and scalloped canopy. I missed the pregnant gal on the first round so appreciate the repeat. I too am baffled by the artist’s message. But then, poetry and other forms of artwork are often inaccessible to me.

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  35. TiongHan says:

    Hey Norm totally intrigued by the Montréal’s Plateau Mont-Royal district door.
    Here’s mine;

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  36. Yvonne says:

    I sure do like your door offerings.

    Stay well.

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  37. Nice collection, and some of them were as good as new, because I’d forgotten about them. Wagon wheels framing a baker’s shop! The pregrnant gun-toting lady with safety features that we know and love, that must have been a sign from the future that we didn’t recognize.

    From me this week, the doors of perception:

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  38. All the doors are splendid, but the more decrepit, the more attractive to my eye. Well done, Norm.
    And for my contribution this week:

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