Thursday Doors – October 8, 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 #5

This week brings us more explorations in yet another one of Montréal’s Green Laneways in the north central borough of St-Michel/Villeray.

No it’s not a door but I’d say this took a fair amount of both creativity and patience so I thought it was worth a share.

I love the light and shadows on this one.

TLC required.

Also not a door but way too cool not to share – back alleys are a great place for the kid’s version of Canada’s national pastime: street hockey. In a green laneway the biggest advantage over playing in the street is that they almost never have to stop for, “Car”!

A stash of spare sticks for both righties and lefties.

Frida! Woulda never taken her for a hockey fan 😉

I took a peek. This is where they store the nets and the goalie pads.

Plus a place to sit and watch the game.

Moving along, the whole idea of a door hidden behind a set of sliding doors was an interesting find.

Hopefully someone recognizes the need for a creative touch on this bland one.

I loved the little Zen touch in the lower part of this one.

As always, thank you for looking and to all my fellow Canadians on here: have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving my friends 🙂 

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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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89 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 8, 2020

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    The hockey sticks are priceless! … and this is from someone who just doesn’t get the whole hockey hype thing. I think that part of my Canadian DNA is defective.
    I especially like the fact they’ve been divided between lefties and righties. What’s rather surprising is that the numbers appear to be about 50-50. I wouldn’t have guessed that would happen.

    I also love the little peek-a-boo window for the dog (or cat) in the garden door. This has to be the home of an animal lover 🙂

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  2. I love the colors in these pictures, but the wooden gate is my with the metal grate is my favorite. I published my first ever doors post yesterday, with a few more planned for the coming months. Here it is:
    Thanks for allowing me to share!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and welcome to #ThursdayDoors – we meet here every week so feel free to jump in any time you have a new door post to share. The more the merrier 🙂
      BTW I swung by and left a comment on your post but you may have to retrieve it from your spam folder. The WordPress spam filter has a bad habit of sending my 1st comment into spam prison.

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      • I’m sorry to say your comment seems to have been swallowed up by the Internet. I can’t find it anywhere in my dashboard, nor did I receive a prompt to approve your post, since I believe it would have been your first comment on my site. I’m sorry about that. If you’re inclined to re-comment, I’d love that, but if the moment has passed, I understand. We all only have so much time in a day. Be well!

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  3. Jennie says:

    Sliding doors, the zen touch, and hockey – wonderful! When I married and moved to New England I fell in love with hockey. Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe. No helmets, great skating.

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  4. My TD post appears later and later, I’m worried. I don’t wish to stop doing them! I’ve got so many more doors to show. And your post is immediate happiness boost every week. This time doors come with hockey sticks and Frida and that lovely place to sit, all in lovely light.

    And here is my Russian Chapel, almost 100 years old and hidden away in the Alps. You’re welcome!

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  5. viveka says:

    A big Canada fan … lived 1 year in Victoria (maybe I already mention it) and Montreal is on my bucket list. Only the doors in Montreal is a good reason for a visit. Now I’m going to look for some doors too.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you. No I don’t remember you mentioning living in Victoria. I’ve been to Vancouver a number of times but never had time to get over to the island. Hopefully I’ll fix that someday because I hear it’s so beautiful there 😉


  6. jazzytower says:

    Love that door behind a door😊. Preservation by any mode is good😊. I have only one this week. Am still walking, will be back


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  7. Applause to your fellow residents for their truly amazing and interesting doors. No wonder, you are our door leader.

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    That hidden door behind the sliding door is most intriguing!

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  9. slfinnell says:

    The street hockey tradition is pretty great! Love the way they’re prepared for those games.
    My entry:

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  10. ❤️ this place. The hockey sticks are fabulous.

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  11. Photographias says:

    Great finds this week, especially the hockey sticks and the zen one. I’d like that one myself.
    Here is mine:

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  12. marianallen says:

    I love the door behind the door! A little extra privacy? Open the garage door for ventilation while still being secure? I also love the mural and the sport-watching bench. These posts give me a strong sense of community that makes me feel happy. My post today is about a door I didn’t even know existed.

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  13. It’s amazing how frequently Frida appears as a street art subject. You might have to go back and smarten up some of those doors Norm. A few of them look quite neglected!

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  14. I like the Zen door and the door behind the sliding doors. I also liked that I knew that the French with the street hockey sticks meant “Lefties” and “Righties” (more or less.) I guess if you can’t be on the ice, hockey in the streets is the next best thing. 🙂 I’m going old-school today:


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  15. DrJunieper says:

    To add – hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! Jesh

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  16. DrJunieper says:

    Frieda – I also don’t think she was a hockey fan:) What a colorful post, Norm! Love it:)

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  17. Thank you for these posts. Being unable to travel, these posts give me joy.

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  18. This week I share some doors fro Como, Colorado, an old station at the south end of the Boreas Pass Rail Road:

    Before the highways were buitl this was the only way out of Breckenridge.

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  19. Lynn says:

    Norm, you always seem to find such an interesting collection. Love the availability of hockey sticks for a good old game of street hockey🇨🇦❤️. Happy Thanksgiving Norm🤗

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  20. As much as the places, I like the late summer or early autumn light that you capture. Wonderful.

    Here’s my door for the day:

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  21. Sheree says:

    These are just fantastic

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  22. Aimer Boyz says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Norm. Have a great weekend 🙂

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  23. Happy to see those hockey sticks, outdoor playtime is disappearing with the virtual games

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  24. Teresa says:

    Montreal is really my type of place. Every week I keep on falling in love with it through your doors. Here is mine for this week, nothing much but hopefully you’ll like it!

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  25. here is mine for this week – this time some doors from Köln 😉

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  26. Ally Bean says:

    Is the Zen touch in the last door so that a dog can look out? Or is it purely decorative? Either way, it is cool.

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  27. Dan Antion says:

    These are great, Norm. I wonder if that zen touch is for the dog’s benefit. I love the sad living doors in front of the door and I like the idea of kids playing street hockey. We have some kids at the end of our street who play. I usually turn opposite of them do they don’t have to move. It makes me feel good to see them having fun.

    Almost forgot (again). My doors are at

    I hope you have a great weekend.

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  28. What a great safe place for kids to play hockey. I love the sliding fence/gate, very clever. That Zen feature might be for the dog to look out. Lovely variety this week again, Norm. Here’s my offering, thank you.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Jean. Of course it would take a dog owner to immediately recognize a feature that was built for dogs. Yes, it suddenly seems so obvious now; that was almost certainly put there for a dog.


  29. China Dream says:

    good morning everyone! Here is to another great collection of doors

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  30. willowdot21 says:

    Some beautiful murals included

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  31. The one with the hockey sticks is my favourite. Such a joy to look at!

    My post today brings two doorfies, en some happy stress:

    Of course I thought of Thursday Door when I made the doorfies. How could I have not?

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  32. mimfilip says:

    I have had my grandchildren with me all week and time for wandering about with the camera has been nonexistent. I took this pic down the road from our house, I am tempted to move in.

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  33. tgeriatrix says:

    I saw so many doors the last weeks, I will have to do some more posts:
    PS: Love Frida!

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  34. Debbie Smyth says:

    Another great ruelle wander, Norm. I love Frida and the hockey sticks, and what a great mix of doors.
    This week, I’ve got a few more doors of the floating type:

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  35. scooj says:

    Oh Norm, You are spoiling us with these posts. I am full of admiration that those hockey sticks are just left out for use. I can’t think of many cities in the UK where such trust would be repaid… the sticks would go missing in a jiffy. I rather like the TLC door – I have a soft spot for these.

    More graff from Bristol/London:

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