The circumstances that led me to this door are pretty common for me; I was taxiing kids, finding out GPS doesn’t know certain roads are there yet, all in my own community. Yes, this would be another thing I drive around all the time and yet, I’ve never noticed.
Waiting for the children to get in the car, I see a door. I say I must go photograph the door. My kids sigh and moan. I defend my right to door, “What kind of doors person doesn’t get out and take a photo of THAT?!?”
See in the background on the left? See that white and blue umbrella in the center? That’s the umbrella I always attempt to get at our YMCA.
I did a bit of research. Found several sources of information on this art installation and I like this bit, written by Kris Butler on Fort Harrison Reuse Authority Blog:
With her installation titled “Threshold”, artist Cydney Campbell designed three doors made of wood, steel, glass, bronze, and aluminum. She writes: “Fort Benjamin Harrison once functioned as the point of induction or release from the military. While these are enormously life-changing actions that most individuals do not face, there are still everyday battles each person must surpass that make them who they are. “Threshold” represents the point at which people decide for themselves what path they will take.” You can see “Threshold” in key locations surrounding the pond on Otis Avenue near Lee Road.
Indeed, we all face these thresholds.
I thought it was nifty and I love the sentiment behind it. I hope you enjoyed it, too.
#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton.
Today, #ThursdayDoors is hosted by Manja at The Mexi Movie. To see more doors of interest, or to add your own, click the link and find the frog.