Duluth Morning Walk

Welcome to Thursday Doors! This is a weekly challenge for people who love doors and architecture to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos, drawings, or other images or stories from around the world. If you’d like to join us, simply create your own Thursday Doors post each (or any) week and then share a link to your post in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). If you like, you can add our badge to your post.

I’d like to wish everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving. Since this is primarily a US holiday (on this date) Thursday Doors continues as usual. My presence may be limited, late or sporadic, but I will get to all the participant posts. I can’t say the same for other readers in the US – for most of us, this is a busy day.

I chose the photos in today’s gallery specifically since I don’t know much about them, other than that I found them appealing. The only exception is the door at the Owls Club. That’s a men’s fraternal organization. The reason I included it is because my father was a member of this organization in a suburb of Pittsburgh.

I also thought I’d take advantage of this day to give the participants a look ahead at the Thursday Doors schedule. As you know, December is an interesting month for this blog challenge. It’s a very busy month for people all around the world and we do our best to try to make it easier.

December 2nd – Next Thursday will be a normal Thursday.

December 9th – This week will include an optional challenge. If you are so inclined, I am suggesting that you share holiday doors. There are many holidays celebrated this time of year, and you are welcome to call attention to any holiday you prefer. Since the challenge is optional, you are also free to ignore it. Thursday Doors, the no pressure blog challenge. As this challenge takes time off at the end of the month, feel free to use photos taken in prior years.

December 16th – This week is traditionally when we share our favorite doors from this year. What doors were you particularly proud of this year? Which ones made you happiest? Which are special. The good news is you already took the photos, and they are in your library.

The 16th is also the day we will begin accepting entries for the 2022 Thursday Doors Badge Contest

December 23rd – There will be no Thursday Doors challenge and I will not publish a post to link to.

December 30th – There will be no Thursday Doors challenge.  Thursday Doors Badge entrees will be due at midnight EST.

December 31st – I will post the Thursday Doors Badge Contest entries and voting begins.

January 4th – Thursday Doors Badge Contest voting closes.

January 6th – Thursday Doors Badge Contest winner announced. The badge will be posted for everyone to download.January 13th – We will begin using the 2022 Thursday Doors Badge.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. Please check out the doors from the other participants, and remember, the challenge is open until noon on Saturday.

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    • The houses on those hills all have that precarious appearance. I didn’t get a good picture of the door, but. I decided to include the sign anyway. I’m glad you liked it. I enjoyed your post, very much.

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  1. Hi Dan – well organised for your year end … have a very happy Thanksgiving and then December time. The door, porch and setting with the art work is delightful to see – and I’m sure the views from upstairs must be stunning … have fun and cheers – Hilary

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    • Thanks Hilary. I wish I could go inside and peek out of one of those high windows at the harbor/ As for the organization, I find that the calendar has a way of tricking me into believing there’s an extra week in December. I hope you have a nice weekend.

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  2. What wonderful old buildings! And a ballroom, of all things! That red Crawford building is a beauty, and I must say it’s sad to see a For Rent sign in any place called The Mad Chicken. What a great name for a restaurant. As for your December calendar, it’s a monument to the month in which we are either organized or we get trampled! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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    • Thanks Maureen. I did feel bad that The Mad Chicken was closed. I suspect a casualty of the pandemic. You’re so right about December, we need to get ahead of it. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. “Live Like You Mean It”. What a great sign! This is a collection of great doors and beautiful buildings. The ‘elegant apartment building’ looks just that….elegant. And the church with three ground level entrances on three different floors is quite an example of beautiful architecture. I love all the arches! Unfortunately in this area to get to most of these great doors you have to walk up long staircases.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Editor and Faith, and of course, the 3 M’s. May your day be filled with love and happiness and good food, and a couple of cold Corona’s!

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    • Happy Thanksgiving Ginger. I didn’t have to climb long staircases, but those hills were demanding. Beautiful views, but tough on the knees. I didn’t get a good photos of the church, but that sign needed to be included. It appears that that’s actually the name of the church.

      Thanks for the lovely wishes for this day. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. If the Coronas aren’t cold enough, I can set them outside. It was 24° when we left for our walk.

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  4. Good morning Dan, and all. I really enjoyed making my post for this morning, it took me three years to complete it. :)

    Love the doors above. Again, you are blessed to have such buildings.
    Looking forward to the contest and I’m already gathering holiday doors.

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    • Thanks TImothy. I loved your. Post. Good job circling back and getting inside. I love it when old mills are saved from the wrecking ball. And you captured a few nice ghost doors.


  5. Happy Thanksgiving. I must confess that in England Thanksgiving is a bit of a mystery, but a holiday that contributes to the definition of America, from our perspective.

    You have a fabulous gallery of doors this week, with a great spectrum of different entrances and styles of doors. I rather like the arched doorways with the little curved balcony above.

    Not much time this week, so some street art doors from my archive: https://scooj.org/2021/11/25/thursday-doors-25-november-2021/

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    • The holiday to commemorate the fact that we didn’t die after leaving England. Today it’s more about eating, drinking, football and (for some) shopping. In any case, thank you for supporting Thursday Doors. I enjoyed your photos. I also liked the arched doors with the balcony above.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Dan? 🙂Hanks for all your hard work on the blogging schedule as well. December is full of fun. While Thanksgiving is not an official holiday here, there are so many Americans that most restaurants offer special dinners today and I even found turkeys in the grocery store! So I am cooking. May yours be restful and blessed. I love, love the Owl’s club. Looks like it should be in an east coast fishing village somehow. 🙂

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    • Thanks Manja. I enjoyed walking to lunch with you. I wish I could have gone in that building to show the view from that balcony. It overlooks the harbor at the western end of the largest lake in the US. As you have shown us many times, the view from the hill is the best. Thank you for your continued support of this challenge.

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  7. A happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Wow you are organized! Hope I remember all these special dates,
    since I now have pottery on my mind 24/7. Love the red door framed by the four white pillars. So decadent:)

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    • Thanks! I had to include the Mad Chicken for Rivergirl (see her avatar above a few comments). I would agree, compared to the others, it’s not much of a door.

      Your doors and entrances today are truly stunning.


  8. You have some good ones today, Dan. I like that first one on the left and the elegant apartment building. Thanks for the schedule too. I have to make sure to get it on my calendar so I don’t forget. Hope you had an excellent Thanksgiving.

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    • Thanks Janet, we had a nice quiet day. I hope you had a good day, too. There were some very nice houses in Duluth. I have a few more, maybe for next week, maybe after New Years. I know some people like to plan ahead so I thought I’d put the schedule out there. Enjoy the rest of this weekend.

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      • I’ve been meaning to tell you that clicking three times on anything I want to highlight in WP works really well, so thanks for that tip. It saved me the annoyance of having to try four or five times to italicize the whole phrase or to add a link.

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  9. Another great collection, Dan. I really like columns, corner doors, and that elegant apartment building, but’s all good stuff. Speaking of stuff(ed), hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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