Keeping it teal.

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Today’s door comes from the beach town of Port Dover, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Erie.

I couldn’t resist the combination of a worn wooden frame, a line of odd photo collages, and a healthy dose of turquoise.

For more unique entrances, visit Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors weekly feature.


Lofty goals.

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Collingwood, Ontario – Post Office, 1897

Is it weird to have aspirations of photographing a series of doors? Specifically, post office doors? More specifically, old post office doors?

I’m guessing that Manja, who’s guest hosting Thursday Doors this week in Norm’s absence, won’t think it’s weird. She’s photographed more doors than I’ve actually seen in real life. At least a handful of them surely belong to old post offices?

Well, I think I only have one. Got to start somewhere.

Let’s make a deal.

I settled on the title of this photo of three identical doors in reference to the classic game show. The mystery of what’s-behind-the-door? (or, closely related, what’s-in-the-box?), irresistible to our curious nature, never seems to lose its appeal.

Incidentally, I stumbled upon a description of the “Monty Hall problem” online, and now my brain hurts due to an overload of probability theory. I’ve decided that, to me, probability theory isn’t all that appealing. Or even comprehensible.

I’ll just stick with wondering what’s behind the door(s).

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Thursdays are all about doors over at Norm 2.0. But Norm is all about vacations over the next few Thursdays, so luckily Joeyfully Stated is guest-hosting to collect this week’s entryways.

Thanks, as always, for looking.

The church next door.

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, built in 1875 and still going strong, is located just steps from the former Chalmers Presbyterian Church (featured last Thursday) in pretty Elora, Ontario.

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It seems that one can’t go too far in this town without running into attractive doors.

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My apologies for the lack of a photo featuring the entire church – it seems that I was too busy snapping away at bits of the building to remember to make a wider shot.

It wouldn’t be the first time I couldn’t see the forest for the trees 🙂

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Adventure awaits.

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One Axe Pursuits, located in Elora, Ontario, is an organization providing adventurous experiences and training in recreational activities such as ziplining and rock climbing.

It operates out of the former Chalmers Presbyterian Church, housed here from 1877-1917. After a number of other community uses over the years, this limestone structure fell into disrepair until it was beautifully restored by the current owners in 2013.

For photos of more interesting doors from around the world, visit Norm 2.0 on Thursdays for his weekly feature, the aptly-named Thursday Doors.

Going to court.

Last week, for my contribution to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors weekly feature, I shared a rather petite door from the city of Stratford. This week, I’ll stay in town, but instead focus on a somewhat more stately building.

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The Perth County Court House opened in 1887, designed by architect George F. Durand. It’s situated on high ground at the end of the main road entering town from the east, and bordered on one side by the charming Shakespearean Gardens. Durand was originally trained in art – sculpture – and this is evident by the artistic elements of the design, including several themed terra cotta panels and sculptures adorning the facade.

Durand, I learned, died at the age of only thirty-nine, though his work endures in several buildings throughout the region.

It was after-hours when I visited, so I didn’t venture inside. Let’s hope that if I enter this particular structure one day, it’s for tourism purposes and not because I’ve been summoned 🙂

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.



Standing tall.

All that remains of the Dufton Woollen Mill (destroyed by fire in 1922) is this brick smokestack, now incorporated into the beautiful Shakespearean Gardens in Stratford, Ontario.

Can one have both an aversion and an attraction to miniature smokestack doors? I suspect I’d be hit with an attack of claustrophobia if I had reason to pass through, but I’d love to peek at the space inside. The photos don’t provide a true sense of scale, so you’ll have to take my word for it: This door is so petite, I’d barely be able to squeeze in sideways.

It’s Thursday, so I’m happy to add this tiny door to Norm’s weekly Thursday Doors entryway collection.

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