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Thursday Doors – October 06, 2016

“A Door with a Past”

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

I titled this “A Door with a Past” since it represents a bit of the history of Maynooth, Ontario. The town is a historic southern gateway to Canada’s renowned Algonquin Park. The park itself has a history of artistic imagery made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven. A group of painters who so wonderfully captured the natural beauty of this area on canvas in the 1920’s.

It is rumoured that one of these artists made this home his residence for some time during that period. I can’t recall which one but the mere thought that such a famous person lived here made the price of the building substantially higher than similar properties. So, it has sat empty, bearing the ravages of time and nature, waiting for the right person to bring it back to life. Hopefully that happens before it degrades any further.

iPhone 5s back camera @ 4.2mm
1/470 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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