Thursday Doors – September 10, 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 of Montréal’s Ruelles Vertes

Hey there everyone! After a 3-week break I’m glad to be back. I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe.

Since Covid-19 cases are gradually creeping up again in our part of the world, so during my time off we really didn’t want to risk going anywhere too far from home.  I did however find a familiar subject to keep exploring in relative safety closer to home.

As you know I had a grand old time discovering some of the city’s Green Laneways before the break, and during my time off  I did some further research and found out that the city is now up to 450 Ruelles Vertes! Of  course not all of them have nice doors but all the same I’ll have lots of cool destinations to check out through the fall, and lots to share from those outings I’m sure.

Here’s one of the latest ones I found. For obvious reasons it is referred to by residents as the Elf or Gnome Trail…you’ll see what I mean in a minute:

At the beginning of this one I came across someone taking a break from working on a new mural.

It was nice to see that the door was included in their plans.

And now on to some adorable little discoveries…

I think he’s checking Thursday Doors on his phone 😉

Some of the smallest doors I’ve ever captured.

Elf Crossing.

Take a book – leave a book.

Home sweet home, but I’m thinking that at their age they may want to trade in that rope ladder for some nice wide stairs with a sturdy railing.

As always: thanks for looking 🙂 

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

Don’t forget to 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.

Correction Note Thursday 8:30 am: Due to a settings error comments for this post were originally set to “Off”. You should now be able to comment and leave your links. Sorry for the confusion.

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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69 Responses to Thursday Doors – September 10, 2020

  1. Bohemian says:

    That Vine covered Door/Building is Sublime! I have always had a Passion for Salvaging Architectural Details like Old Doors and Old Windows taken from Historic Homes. it used to be considered high Eccentric in the 1970’s when I began Rescuing them, now it’s a lot more appreciated and even lucrative. Even tho’ I don’t find as many of them curbside to Rescue now, I’m glad more are not being Lost to the Landfills and are being Preserved. They just don’t make ’em like they used to. Some are incredible, like Works of Art.


  2. Cute gnomes and pretty mural. I’m glad you’re back. Missed you. I had a good Labor Day (Sept. 7th) break too.


  3. There’s no plans like gnome, I guess. I’ll contribute next week, Norm

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  4. Welcome back; hope you had a nice vacation break, Norm. I forgot if I mentioned this on your last post but I saw a feature on Montreal with a video visit to the Ruell Vertes and it was nice to see something that you had featured. Great to see that the tour continues.

    Here’s my contribution:

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  5. scooj says:

    Welcome back, hope you had a great break. I am continuing to really enjoy these Ruelle Vertes posts and wish we had these in Bristol.

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  6. What a cheerful come back after your anniversary break. So that it doesn’t go without noticing – congratulations to both of you! 😉

    I’m really glad that you’re back as it seems that you’re the only one that can stir me into blogging motion. These doors are from the last Saturday when we got together with Flavia again, this time with my door modelling uncle. We had a most excellent time. The doors will show and tell. Welcome back and ruelles vertes rule!

    Oh, seeing that you’re a probable Raptors fan I must warn you not to get your hopes up. Heat is on. 😉 (With Slovenian Dragon. But probably you don’t care for basketball much. You’ve got other sports.)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for the warm wishes my friend. We wanted to celebrate by going away for a few days but cases are on the rise here again so we played it safe and decided to stay close to home.
      I’m glad to hear my influence was able to stir you into blogging motion 🙂
      I haven’t followed the NBA since I was in high school. I couldn’t tell you why exactly but for some reason I just can’t seem to care about basketball. Also there’s a big rivalry between Montreal and Toronto so you won’t find many people here that celebrate the successes of ANY team from Toronto.

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  7. slfinnell says:

    For fun my hubster’s police buddies used to have a traveling gnome. He was secretly delivered to your doorstep and was just a fun way to entertain each other lol It had been a piece of property to be destroyed but they couldn’t bring themselves to end its ‘life’. Good post this Thursday Norm!!
    My link:

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  8. Joanne Sisco says:

    Welcome back, Norm. A vacation close to home unplugged from social media can be more relaxing than the demands of travel. It’s good to have you back 🙂

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  9. Love the garden gnomes, particularly the last photograph with the tiny door in the tree. Looks like you had fun photographing these. It’s been a while, but I have a contribution for Thursday doors:

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  10. Teresa says:

    This is a fun post, Norm, especially the Elf Crossing. And welcome back by the way. Here is mine.

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  11. by.lily says:

    Great selections : ) Glad your back and well rested. Here is my contribution,

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  12. This is a lively post, thanks so much and welcome back

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  13. Welcome back norm. Love the gnomes.

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  14. I hope you enjoyed your break, Norm, and that you are doing well. I love Montréal’s Ruelles Vertes. They’re all so cheery. I’m also a fan of elves and gnomes. What a fun post!

    I have missed participating in TD’s and have a post this week. Take care!!

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  15. I love the red door, but I bet the postman wishes that planter wasn’t quite so close. 🙂 The mural is amazing, and the little library is a gem. Great return post, Norm.

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  16. Photographias says:

    Welcome back. The beautiful blue mural is really my thing, the gnomes remind me of Amelie…
    Here is mine:

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  17. Jim Grey says:

    Thursday gnomes!

    My Thursday doors post is from stunning Belgravia Court in Louisville — homes built 1880-1900 in late Victorian and Romanesque styles.

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  18. Looks like a good time. Love the gnomes………Well 3 weeks ago I had posted this on my website and then I saw you notice about taking time of. So I ‘saved’ it to share with you all now. I liked him too much to skip:

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  19. Wow, not sure what to say about that, Norm! I love the mural but that gnomes are not my thing at all. 🙂 Hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing break. Welcome back.


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  20. DrJunieper says:

    Love the cheerful blue wall with the door! As well as the little detail with the little gnomes.:) Had an extended time without wifi because I moved from West to East coast of the USA. Now I’m finally connected again…

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  21. tgeriatrix says:

    And I always thought this dwarfs are Germans…
    I am glad you are back. Hope you had a good time!

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  22. marianallen says:

    The doors are open, so invisible, but TRAINS, so who cares?

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  23. Mama Cormier says:

    Great way to restart Thursday Doors. I’m secretly in love with garden gnomes. I inherited some from my father’s second wife. My granddaughter loves them as well.

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  24. Jackie says:

    As a former Montrealer I had never heard of these. If we ever get a chance to go visit Montreal again I will check these out!!!

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  25. Anne Fraser says:

    Good to see you back and I love your gnomes. It almost makes me want some for my garden. Here is my contribution.

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  26. Dan Antion says:

    Great doors to reboot the series, Norm. I laughed out loud about the little guy checking Thursday Doors on his phone – I mean, what else would he be doing? I also had to chuckle at the rope ladder. It does look like that couple could use those easy stairs.

    I’m glad to hear that you are well and I understand that travel will be guided by the desire to stay well. We are waiting to see what the opening of school does to the relatively good numbers we’ve been enjoying. It seems it only takes a few mistakes to send things heading in the wrong direction.

    My contribution is at

    Take care and stay safe.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Dan. Schools opened here last week and yes, you’re right: it only takes a few mistakes to send things in the wrong direction. We were going to take a short overnight trip up to Quebec City this weekend but with cases rising again we’ve scuttled those plans for now.

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  27. China Dream says:

    Good morning, so good to be back to “Thursday doors”… this is my post today

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  28. chava61 says:

    Here is my contribution for this morning: I also posted 2 “Thursday Doors” while you were on vacation.

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