Thursday Doors – September 24, 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 MontrΓ©al’s Ruelles Vertes #3

This week a few more interesting finds from several of MontrΓ©al’s Ruelles Vertes in the north central boroughs of St-Michel and Villeray.

A flowery version of Hopscotch I presume?

Done by a youngster or perhaps an adult with my level of artistic ability πŸ˜‰

I’m guessing they really don’t want people using this one.

These always make me smile πŸ™‚

I’m fond of the two-tone arrangement on this one.

Is this what they mean by the term ‘Urban Jungle’?

A bit of variety never hurts.

I love how they extended the mural onto the utility pole cover on the lower right.

Some sort of access door allowing them to drop out the trash without having to go outside?

So much unused potential.

These doors are for the birds…literally!

As always: thanks for looking πŸ™‚ 

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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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92 Responses to Thursday Doors – September 24, 2020

  1. Love the doors and murals.

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  2. Bohemian says:

    Anything with Vines taking over it I fall in instant Love with!

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  3. Jennie says:

    This was a fun collection! Love the bird houses, the art around the utility pole, and the Little Free Library.

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  4. dennyho says:


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  5. Aimer Boyz says:

    Thanks for this, Norm. So many reasons to smile. That two-tone garage door…did they run out of paint or time? The cute lending library, and that chalk hopscotch. I’ve got to try making one of those for the grandkids πŸ™‚

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  6. I have fell in love with this place from your photos. What a great place to live with all this creativity and quirky humour around. I particularly like the collection of bird doors tacked to the pole. My contribution for Thursday Doors is now live:

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    There are so many photos here that made me smile … all the birdhouses on the pole, the sidewalk flowerpot, and the unusual no-entry sign over the door in the second last photo. Great finds!

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  8. living in a neighborhood where all the garages are a bland neutral … it’s fun to see so much color. I’m going to remember the hopscotch flower for my future grandkids! and loved the “mais aujourd’hui” mural.

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  9. Very nice doors Norm! Here is one of mine:
    Many greetings

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  10. Linda Schaub says:

    Lots of colorful photos in this week’s collection – I always like the Little Free Libraries too. We have quite a few around here; one, just for children’s books, is at the Botanical Gardens. Brightly colored and tucked amidst the blooms. My favorite today is those birdhouses!

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  11. Your photos are fun and make me smile, Norm! I especially love the flower hopscotch and the bird houses. I hope you are doing well! =) Here’s my post for this week …

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  12. lolaWi says:

    fun and colorful gallery of doors! love particularly the pole of birds doors! here is mine:

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  13. Hello, Norm! What a great set of doors with lots of character! I have been trying to get back to blogging after a long hiatus. Here is my return contribution!

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  14. So much to love here! That two-tone door is puzzling… did they run out of paint? Or, are they like me and get halfway thru a painting project and realize that I don’t like the color? Love the little library and the birdhouses. So happy!

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  15. Amazing photos again. I love the bird houses and the book house and everything, but most of all that letter B.

    My post today is a bit special. It doesn’t happen often that you’re blown away by your own town. See what I didn’t know yet to show you:

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  16. Su Leslie says:

    Love the bird houses!! And I am a fan of little free libraries too. That a very pretty one.

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  17. slfinnell says:

    Now I’m going to have to look up whether birds see in color seeing the way they gave them the variety of paint shades. lol I do really enjoy bird watching tho.
    My link:

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  18. DrJunieper says:

    Really like the Grey-Yellow doors! It says to me “work with what you have!” Of course nothing can top the super cute bird houses with hole in the wall doors:) Here are mine – Jesh

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  19. susurrus says:

    A wonderful assortment. I love the pole with the bird houses – one of them seems large enough to be a possum house if the hole was a bit bigger.

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  20. These are good, lots of creative folks up your way

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  21. Nice to see you back with your views of the back alleys of Montreal.

    I decided to go with randomness today:

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  22. These are so cheerful and colorful, Norm. Great way to start the day. I really like the flowery hopscotch shot, even though it’s not a door, and the partially painted door sets me wondering. I almost didn’t make it this week but here it is:


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  23. Ally Bean says:

    I like the free little library, both the colors and the fact that it’s so tidy. Around here ours look more like Fibber McGee’s closet [if you know that reference].

    I joined in the challenge today with this:

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  24. What a cheerful, colourful post Norm. I just love that last shot of the nesting boxes. Here’s mine for this week, thanks.

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  25. China Dream says:

    good morning fellow door chasers.. this is my collection from this week

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  26. Teresa says:

    This is another fun post, that place is really so pretty! The hopscotch, the tree mural but I particularly love the bird houses. It is just WOW! Here is mine for this week.

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  27. marianallen says:

    Oh, my goodness, that bird high-rise! I love that sunny mural with the frog with paws. So happy! My doors look like PUI (photographing under the influence)–snapped them while driving or riding in the car.

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  28. Dan Antion says:

    These are great, Norm. I love the hopscotch and the bird houses, the little library, the mural extended onto the utility pole and the way people work to make the ordinary utility doors look welcoming and fun. IT seems they turn what could be a creepy little alley into a fun place to walk.

    My walk through what also could be a creepy place is over here –

    Thanks for sharing and hosting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  29. Ah, le saut ecossais. I tried drawing a hopscotch grid in the dirt in a village in Zambia and showed the children how to play, but they didn’t get it. No idea. I suppose they weren’t numerate. Now for some local African doors or lack of:

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  30. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great stretch of doors, Norm – There are many that I love, but the trio are great and I like the two-tone one as well.
    I’m full of graffiti again this week:

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  31. Some good ones in there but the high rise bird box one is the best on my opinion .
    Here’s mine Norm – there is a door in there if you look close enough

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  32. scooj says:

    What fabulous walks these ruelles vertes afford – so many things of interest. I wonder how many of those bird boxes are occupied.

    Back to some archive graffiti doors for me this week:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I’d guess that the vacancy rate is pretty low. Especially with our winters, when birds find good shelter with minimal effort they tend to settle in; a lot like we humans πŸ˜‰

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  33. Norm, sometimes you outdo even yourself, and this is one of those times. I love the hopscotch, little library, doors, murals, and the many birdhouses. Each photo is wonderful. Sincere thanks for sharing.

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  34. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely lovely photos today πŸ’œ

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