Thursday Doors – November 26, 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). 

Au Revoir and Thanks For All The Doors!

First off: Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends in the U.S.

Also, just a quick reminder door lovers: As mentioned in my post this past weekend, as of next Thursday December 3rd, you’ll find Thursday Doors over at Dan Antion’s place No Facilities.

For my last Thursday Doors post for the foreseeable future I thought it would be fun to step out of the back alleys and have a look at some of the front doors that can be found in Montreal’s colourful Plateau Mont Royal neighbourhood.

The Plateau is also the part of town containing the most street-art.

Even on the residential streets, people in this neighbourhood like to use colour as a way to stand out from the ordinary.

One of two major murals in the city dedicated to baseball legend Jackie Robinson for his connection to the city that gave him his start as the first African-American player to break that sport’s Major League colour barrier.

No door in this shot, just another impressive mural featuring a hometown favourite.

Leonard Cohen lived several blocks from the location of this mural.

Odd colour mix or maybe just the orange glow from the light reflecting back from across the street.

Speaking of across the street….

Variety is the spice of life, after all.

The shape of the window is what attracted me to this one.

Yes, the one under the balcony is as short as it looks.

And a few more highlighting the fun colour choices I mentioned earlier.

There’s so much to love about these ones that I decided they’d be a good place to stop.

To share your own Thursday Doors post don’t forget to paste your link in the comments section below. Remember: you have until noon eastern North American time on Saturday to add your link.

If you have time please do to take a few minutes to visit some of the Thursday Door posts shared by our other contributors.

On a more personal note I want to thank you all so much for your enthusiasm for our fun, silly little club, and also for your support over the past 6 years.

If and when we can all travel again, if you’re going to be in the Montreal area please feel free to reach out and let me know; if it’s at all possible I’ll be happy to meet up with a fellow door lover.

Until then: Take care everyone!

Norm 🙂 

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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97 Responses to Thursday Doors – November 26, 2020

  1. slfinnell says:

    Always love the Jackie Robinson tributes! Will miss your leadership, you are top notch! and as we say around here, don’t be a stranger! Best wishes!
    my link: https://katytrailcreations.com/2020/11/28/pony-path-road-thursdaydoors/

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  2. Love your door images, Norm. You always have great door photos to post and I’ll miss your postings until you return. Have fun and stay safe and maybe I’ll open a door and find you on the other side.

    Here’s my final post on your TD website:

    https://undiscoverdimagesamongstus2.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/bon-voyage-norm/

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  3. Hello again, Norm 🙂
    I like the reindeer curtain framed by the orange door very much.

    I made time to write about Bran Castle and its doors 🙂 this week.
    https://alluringcreations.co.za/wp/bran-castle-a-historical-door-kept-under-key-for-centuries/

    Thank you, once again, for creating ‘Thursday Doors’ and for your incredible support as a blogger. Stay well and leave this door ajar.

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  4. Jennie says:

    Thank you, Norm! Your years of posts have been my favorites, every week. Your doors have brought me joy and travel, architecture and color. Words aren’t enough thanks. This final post is beautiful and fun, a potpourri. I think your last photo was the best, with doors in the window of the doors. Very fitting for a finale! You will be missed. Please stay in touch.

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  5. Tara says:

    I wanna live in a lavender or purple house.

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    Six years – oh my! You should get an award of some sort for keeping the tradition going for so long. In the blogging world that is a huge accomplishment and shows that you can if you want achieve anything you have your heart set on. I can’t believe I missed that Leonard Cohen mural but … another excuse to return to my favorite city.

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  7. Aimer Boyz says:

    Thanks for Thursday Doors, Norm. I learned so much about a Montreal I never knew. Good luck with whatever you do next 🙂

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  8. Judith says:

    Thank you for five years of Thursday Doors, Norm. Door quests inspired my exploration of many out of the way corners in Paris and elsewhere. Posts by other door-hunters have given me glimpses of far-flung towns and cities I will never visit. Who’d have thought taking photos of doors could be so life-enhancing!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for the kind words Judith. And you showed me so many cool places in and around Paris that I’ll probably never see…though I do hope to visit once the world returns to some semblance of normal. Take care and thanks for participating 🙂

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  9. A rather sad Thursday today, Norm.
    But each ending is followed by a beginning and beginnings are always exciting!

    Thank you for ‘Thursday Doors’. Will follow your blog further. Keep us posted.

    Good luck with your new plans.
    All the very best and Season’s Greetings to you and yours.

    Pat Furstenberg

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  10. Norm, thanks so much for creating and hosting Thursday Doors. When I participated, I always enjoyed it, and I also enjoyed getting out and seeking out new doors.
    Good luck with what you’ve got planned.
    All the very best and (if it’s not too early) Season’s Greetings to you.

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  11. Lovely doors Norm! Sorry to hear you pass it on. Wish you all the best and see you around soon.
    https://hinterdentueren.com/2020/11/27/hinter-der-tur-11/
    Greetings, Sabine

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  12. Sherry Felix says:

    Sorry to hear you are passing on the task. One door closes and another opens. I look forward to seeing what you get up to.

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  13. Thank you Norm for opening our eyes to the splendour of doors! Hope you are back soon after well deserved time off.

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  14. Linda Schaub says:

    Best to you Norm – we will never look at doors the same again. 🙂

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  15. Here is the lovely entrance to the Edmonton Federal Building.

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  16. Wow, Norm, you sure know how to leave us wanting more! Fabulous doors… those orange ones make me want to go down to our local paint store and go wild. I’ll miss you but you’ve left your baby in good hands. I hope to see you around the blogosphere now and then… and will definitely look you up if we ever get to Montreal again (be forewarned 🙂 ).

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janis. Yes I hope to pop in from time to time when I can, but yes, do let me know if you make it up this way. Perhaps coffee, or lunch, maybe a doorscursion…whatever works 🙂

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  17. We will miss you Norm. I love this Photo Challenge. Here is my post for this/

    https://100countrytrek.com/2020/11/26/ancient-doors-nova-scotia/

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  18. There ya go for the last time Norm. It’s been a pleasure. C ya l8tr. Same door / same artist / different art. https://theartblogger54.wordpress.com/2020/11/25/street-art-by-unify-7/ & https://theartblogger54.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/street-art-by-unify-8/

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  19. Thanks, Norm, its been fun for the short while I’ve known you. Here is my post for this week: https://robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/thursdaydoors-edinburgh-castle/.
    I will miss your colourful doors.

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  20. Ahh, Norm, your previous and this post teared me up, I’m not ashamed to admit. Thank you for all the doors and the colours and the humour and all the work that goes with hosting, but most of all for gathering as-if-random people into a community and keeping it tight.

    Your last door spurred me to finish my post with the door hunk as well. Plus there is the anthem. All well to you and then, the sky is the limit. Merci!

    https://mexcessive.photo.blog/2020/11/26/thursday-doors-26-11-20-farnese-6/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you so much Manja 😀
      I’ve always believed that most people wherever they come from and whatever their background, have more in common with each other than we realize. It all starts by finding one thing we can all agree upon to get the ball rolling. I’m happy to know that many of those conversations here started with everyone agreeing, “Oh yeah, that REALLY IS a pretty door.”
      Take care.

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  21. I hope you’ll still contribute to Thursday Doors now and again, Norm. You’re leaving it in good hands though. Thanks a mil for six years of door fun (I can’t believe it’s been that long).

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  22. travtrails says:

    Welcoming bright neon colors

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  23. Where do I begin. I love the murals of Robinson and Cohen. As for those colourful buildings…. they must really brighten up the place on a winter’s day and that last set of carved wooden doors are gorgeous. Here’s mine for this week, thanks Norm. https://jeanreinhardt.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/thursday-doors-confined-to-barracks/

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  24. Thank you for all the gorgeous photos, Norm!

    Deb

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  25. Best wishes and thank you for making Thursday so enjoyable. I hope you have lots of extra time to venture out in the beautiful city of Montreal.

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  26. CarolynEliason says:

    I will miss your posts, enjoy your extra time and farewell!

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  27. willowdot21 says:

    Well you have excelled your self this week 💜💜💜

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  28. scooj says:

    You spoil us Norm, a fabulous and varied collection of doors for your au revoir post particularly fond of the murals and that half-moon door has something about it.

    My post is a thank you to you Norm. I will miss your posts: https://scooj.org/2020/11/26/thursday-doors-26-november-2020/

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  29. Sofia Alves says:

    Beautiful post and I should have stumbled upon your blog sooner. Au revoir, Norm and take care.
    Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/thursday-doors-palacio-dos-marqueses-de-fronteira/

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  30. Joanne Sisco says:

    I miss you already, Norm. Looking forward to your return 🙂

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  31. marianallen says:

    I hope you’ll be back in the doorista pack after the holidays. You’re too good to lose! I love that orange door with the giraffe curtain. It definitely stands out, while still coordinating with the brick. Well done, them! I’m looking forward to seeing everybody next week at Dan’s place. I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel with my pictures of paintings of doors: https://marianallen.com/2020/11/barrel-bottom-painting-edition-thursdaydoors/

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  32. Beautiful parting shots, and a lovely different view of Montreal from what I’ve seen before. Thank you for bringing together this niche community. Perhaps you even created it; I would take photos of doors now and then, but became more regular only after discovering this community.

    For this last hosting by you, I dug out some painted doorways from Bhutan: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/the-painted-doors-of-bhutan/

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  33. Norm, you certainly know how to exit left with a post of amazing doors we won’t soon forget. Good luck and God’s speed, but never doubt you will be missed in the blogging community.

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  34. tgeriatrix says:

    You brought me to love doors. Thank you for hosting this wonderful challenge!
    https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/with-and-without-light/

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  35. China Dream says:

    The bitter and the sweet… It is never goodbye, when a good friends takes another path.. its “till next time”… and OMG now Dan will get to lead the pack.. how fun…I’m sure you will peak in from time to time.. Till soon! Meanwhile.. Here is my post for today https://dymoonblog.com/2020/11/25/thursday-door-4/

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  36. Dan Antion says:

    You gave us a lot of fun and beauty today, Norm. I love the notion that people would commit their doors or a big portion of their building to the goal of making others happy. We need that spirit, more than ever, at this time.

    I have to add that I’ve always thought the large circular/curved staircases were a nice architectural element, but a bit scary, particularly in the winter. Seeing those long wooden stairs has changed my mind – those are scary looking on a nice clear day.

    The doors in the final photo are simply magnificent. Those might be the best doors ever. The details in those doors makes me a little envious of the skill of the craftsmen who made them. I hope the owners take care of those doors forever.

    Thank you for bringing us together in this community for the past many years. This has been fun, educational and a safe place to visit. No divisiveness, no politics, nothing scary; just fun and beauty from around the world. Thank you so much for passing the baton to me. I only hope I can do justice to the wonderful tradition you’ve established.

    Take care, Norm, Au Revoir.

    My doors for today are at – https://nofacilities.com/2020/11/26/happy-thanksgiving-thursday-doors/

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you Dan. I’m sure the long wooden stairs keep the emergency rooms almost as busy as the curved iron staircases 😀
      Thanks for noticing the last ones, Lots of impressive details in them so I thought they’d be a good note to end on.
      I think the fun, inclusive, informative, non-divisive nature of Thursday Doors is what makes it so enjoyable and I know you’re going to continue and probably improve on that tradition.
      Take care my friend and have fun with it 🙂

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  37. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great way to take your final-is bow, Norm. Great doors, great colours. Thanks for hosting this fun challenge and I hope to see you popping in before too long. Bye for now.
    And I’ve got some whacky doors and contents with which to wish you farewell; https://travelwithintent.com/2020/11/26/fascinating-inside-and-out-grotekerk-rotterdam/

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  38. Absolutely magnificent. A brilliant piece de resistance to end your tenure of the TD franchise. I had to dig deep into photos from 10 years ago to get some fancy doors from Chicago this week. https://drprunesquallor279704606.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/thursday-doors-2011-chicago/

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  39. Au revoir, Norm – I’ve enjoyed your series, and thank you for the opportunity to take part. Be safe!

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  40. Interesting that my first time here happens on the finale. Closing a labor of love isn’t easy, but sometimes necessary. Six years? Wow … I salute your effort! Meanwhile, love the mix of murals and doors. Many to enjoy!

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  41. Teresa says:

    This is an amazing Au Revoir post, Norm. You have put all my favourites in one go…the street arts, the bright coloured doors, the colourful houses. Thanks Norm for introducing me to the love of doors and good luck to future endeavours. Here is my last entry.
    https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2020/11/26/random-doors-at-the-peninsula/

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  42. Lovely colorful buildings .

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  43. Sheree says:

    A fitting finale – so colourful. Thank you so much for being a hospitable, welcome and informative host on Thursday Doors and, of course, for persuading Dan to continue your good work.

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