Thursday Doors – May 28, 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 Church Doors 

It looks like one more week of recycling for me and since the churches in last week’s post proved pretty popular, I figured I’d go to that well one more time.

This week let’s explore some of the beauties I’ve captured off the island of Montreal and around the province of Québec. As was the case last week with some of these I don’t remember their names but I could lead you to each one of them if I had to 😉

This lovely fall shot is from Église St-Henri in Mascouche not far from home.

Another one in a small town not too far from home – love that gorgeous entranceway!

Found this one in the town of Wakefield just east of Ottawa.

In Montebello, also near Ottawa – isn’t this one of the oddest colours you’ve ever seen for a church door?

I loved the sturdy fieldstone construction of this one in Rawdon.

Another one not too far from home in the town of St-Lin.

A few years ago I got some great ones at a Benedictine Monastery we visited in the Eastern Townships.

I loved capturing this red brick beauty in the town of Standstead near the U.S. border.

I found a whole series of these cute little roadside traveler’s chapels on Ile D’Orléans near Québec City.

And the grand-daddy of awesome church doors in the Québec City region are these stunning pieces of artwork on the Basilica at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré.

Isn’t the artistry amazing?!

I hope you enjoyed these. Let me know which one/ones you liked best and don’t forget to share the link to your Thursday Doors post in the comments section below.

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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83 Responses to Thursday Doors – May 28, 2020

  1. Sartenada says:


    Excellent selection of gorgeous church doors! Thank you sharing them.

    Have a good day!

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  2. I love the carved doors, the monastery, and the blue doors church.

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  3. I applaud your country’s historic church doors, but I also love the variety of beautiful colors chosen to accent their architecture.

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  4. Jennie says:

    Norm, you have outdone yourself on this post. The hardware on the Wakefield church is eye popping. The fieldstone church, and then the elaborately carved church doors, and more. Wow! Thank you so much.

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  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    The first church is in the style of what I call Wedding Cake with its stacked layers. This photo was heavily favoured to be my top pick … until I got to the Benedictine monastery. Forget the doors – look at that floor!!

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  6. Wow, again. Such stately churches and doors! Someone might think they just died and arrived at (door) Heaven!

    Here’s my door for this week:

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  7. slfinnell says:

    That tilework and colorful brickwork is so quilty! Love it!

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  8. Oh my, you have an incredible amount of beauty all around you. The first photo is my favorite with the colors, the steeple, and the green door at the end. I’ve never seen the tiny chapels, so they were a favorite too. For “grand-ness” the Basilica at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré wins the prize. I hope you’ve had a good week, Norm. Thanks again for hosting!!

    Here’s another post from Venice.

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  9. lolaWi says:

    wow, fantastic doors, Norm! thank you and the Basilica at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré doors are absolute knock-out! here is my contribution:

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  10. Linda Schaub says:

    Those are some beautiful churches Norm. I thought the turquoise color was a little odd too. I was happy to see the photo of Basilica at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré … I only had seen photos that I looked up as I was curious after my mother and grandmother spoke of going there as I mentioned to you before. From the smallest and simplest churches to the most elaborate, you have captured their best attributes.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Linda. Your comments last week were what sparked me to go back and check out my original posts. After looking them over I decided they were worth a second look on the blog as well.
      Now I have to get out a bit soon and get some new doors 😉

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I appreciated seeing Ste. Anne’s after hearing about for so many years Norm. I hope one day I will be able to visit it myself. I have not seen very much of my homeland at all, and have only traveled in Ontario to date. I hope to travel more when I am retired though traveling sure has changed over the years since I used to travel in the 1980s. We have a beautiful weekend here and I would have loved to get out both weekend days for long walks and with the camera, but I decided to devote this weekend to the yard as it needed it with all the rain and heat and humidity we have had in the last two weeks. This is a cool weekend, so I ordered 25 bags of mulch and spent 9 hours outside yesterday … this morning I feel like a Mack truck rolled over me. But after today, just maintenance going forward. I hope that you feel comfortable getting out more now after your initial concerns. Michigan is 10th on the list of states with high cases but it is an improvement as it was 3rd not so long ago. They still have not opened the park where I walk daily and that is a sore spot with me. Have a good day Norm.

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  11. They are all beautiful

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  12. Teresa says:

    As always, Norm, these are all amazing photos. Looking forward to the time that we can all travel again and search for doors.
    Here is mine taken in November 2018

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  13. Ohh, Norm, I kept saying wow, wooow, woooooow throughout and then reached the last incredible portal that left me speechless. I don’t remember many of these, have you posted all of them before, really? You see how good it is to do reposts. Ohh, and that mosaic!

    Here is part 3 of my Vitorchiano series. I’m testing your patience regarding how many doors from one not so big town you can take. At least two more parts coming up. 😀 But I’m trying to keep it varied and interesting.

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  14. I did church doors this week, too, Norm. Yours were much more varied. I had no idea the folks in Canada were so religious. Anyway, some nice captures. Especially the checkerboard floor and wall.

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  15. amoralegria says:

    Beautiful churches & doors, Norm!

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  16. .lily says:

    Great doors! I’m have to get out and get more door photos. I’ll look in my archives and see if I can find some 🙂

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  17. DrJunieper says:

    Wow, Norm, the second, third, red and colorful doors all look exquisite! Thanks for hosting and to see all this beauty.

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  18. I’m not nearly the high-functioning addict you are, Norman, but I do take the occasional door picture. 😉

    An iron-gated door photographed last year in Valencia, Spain — a place resplendent with exquisite doors — with a poem it inspired about opening up from the inside.


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for joining us this week and welcome to #ThursdayDoors. By the way, I went over and left a comment on your post but the WordPress spam filter always catches my first comment on a blog. You may need to go into the spam or pending folder in the comments tab of your blog admin tool and set me free from spam prison. Cheers!

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  19. Photographias says:

    I love the little traveler’s chapels. Are they usually open?
    Here is mine:

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  20. This weeks doors are in an area of London called Spitalfields. Featuring a work by London based French Artist ‘Zabou’ on a pub called the Bell in Middlesex Street. This is Zabou’s take on the infamous Victorian murderer ‘Jack The Ripper’. Jack, whose true identity was never discovered, used to ply his trade in the adjacent district of Whitechapel. This particular ‘canvas’ is one of Zabou’s regular spots and I have shots of quite a few of the works that she has done here over the past 5 or 6 years so you will doubtless see more of these doors and her work on Thursday Doors in the not too distant future.

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  21. Yep, amazing artistry. That last door is pretty special Norm.

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  22. marianallen says:

    Oh, my gosh, you’ve outdone yourself! I’ll take Door #2, but I’m dazzled by all the stonework, brickwork, and ironwork in the other pictures. And tiny chapels! So cute! My post is my last Thursday Story A Day May story, and includes pictures of a few doors — and a train!

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  23. Ally Bean says:

    Because I have a thing for red doors I like the photo of the church with the double red doors. That’s a church that says “welcome” to me.

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  24. You’ve got me thinking about those Church Doors! All the Churches I’ve visited and almost never capture the Doors in an image.

    Well, I’ve got some thing interesting this week and almost a spectacular:


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  25. Marla says:

    Lovely doors, Norm!
    I’m back in Paris this week, unsurprisingly. 🤭

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  26. They are all lovely, Norm, but that one in Rawdon is definitely my favourite. Love the stone. My, you have a wonderful amount of Thursday Doors filed away for a rainy day (or a pandemic). Here’s what I put together this week, thanks.

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  27. Lovely doors this week. The bronze doors are impressive, but the ones I liked most are from the monastery. Is that from around the 1920s or 30s?

    This week’s doors are in memory of two friends

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  28. Hard to decide which I like best. The fieldstone church caught my attention but the monastery is too busy for me. They’re all good, Norm, and I went with a chapel today as well, but its door isn’t fancy. However, I have a special pair of doors at the end of my post.


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  29. Lynn says:

    Such a beautiful collection Norm! I think my favourite is the fieldstone in Rawdon. I am drawn to its simplicity, it just looks very welcoming 💕

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  30. Debbie Smyth says:

    What a great collection again, Norm. Those bright tiles and bricks sent my eyes a bit funny, but the following image with a gentle curves staircase calmed me down 🙂
    I’ve stepped back in time to find an open and inviting door:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Debbie. When we visited that Monastery I remember wondering how the monks could stay so calm despite being exposed to such agitating colours and jagged patterns all day long 😀


  31. Timothy says:

    I love the small church buildings. Not hard to fill them up. 🙂

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  32. Anne Fraser says:

    I love the little wooden churches, they look Scandinavian but you can see the French influence as well. My post for this week is about a British television programme I think you would enjoy.

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  33. scooj says:

    A wealth of amazing doors from the very grand to the very simple. I think I like those little chapels/churches the best.

    Some more recycling from me this week:

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  34. Dan Antion says:

    These are all wonderful buildings and doors, Norm. I can’t pick a favorite, but I really like the window over the entrance combination on the church in Rawdon. You have given us stone, wooden doors, steps, iron work, brick work…so much to enjoy. I love the little roadside chapels, too. This is a great collection of doors and interesting architecture.

    My contribution today is from the next town up from my home –

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  35. Sherry Felix says:

    My favorite is the steps leading up to the church in St Lin.
    A door:

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  36. Good doors Norm, I especially like the little wooden churches.
    I have returned to Ireland this week…

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  37. TiongHan says:

    I like the first two especially Norm, but they’re all good shots!

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