#ThursdayDoors — “Threshold”

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.

Who knew?

The ducks.



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.

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53 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — “Threshold”

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    That door is so unusual to see out there, and the history of why is wonderful. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ooooh, my word, Joey. Yes! Preserve the right to door and threshold! ❀ A most excellent find and sentiment. If I'd seen a door grow up in the middle of no house like this, I'd think somebody was pulling my handle. πŸ˜€ Somebody put that there just for you to find it.

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  3. scr4pl80 says:

    So very cool. Was there no signage by the door? Oh the places you could go in your imagination. Love it.

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  4. Jewels says:

    I love it! 😊

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    “‘Threshold’ represents the point at which people decide for themselves what path they will take.”–I do indeed love that. What a wonderful symbolism.

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  6. Benson says:

    I like that. Threshold. Good concept and such a grand door all weathered and such. On a more pedestrian note somewhere around Tech campus; 10th Street I think; stands another lone door. It is part of an advertisement for some contractor. Standing alone like that it could be the opening to a Sci Fy movie. Or a wonderful dream.

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    “I defend my right to door” …. YES! Of course you had to stop and capture this door! … and I like the sentiment attached to this art installation.

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    Looks like the door dropped from the sky just for you. Good one. I’d consider that an good omen – play the lottery!

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  9. prior.. says:

    really cool find – and maybe if I came here frist I would have some fodder for writing about that branch extruding from my door – maybe the artist’s thoughts could have applid

    “there are still everyday battles each person must surpass that make them who they are….” so keep going – something liek that.

    anyhow, smiled at the umbrella and my fav of the post is that hand on the knob.

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  10. dennyho says:

    Aren’t you glad you stood your ground and jumped out to photograph that door? I’ve kicked myself a few times when I was not the driver and we passed by a door (or two) that went unphotographed. It forever haunts me. This door is very unique and the backstory is worth the moans from the kids!

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  11. jesh stg says:

    Great find! Am chuckling, the description of his work is exactly what an artist would say (no wonder I did not have many artists in my counseling room, except for anxiety) – they go beyond the first appearance, and are able to put it in a form/shape that inspires others. The praise and attention of others keeps anyone (in mostcases) from getting depressed too deeply,:)

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  12. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a really cool door for Thursday Doors. I love: “I defend my right to door” – Absolutely! I also really like it from an artistic point of view. It makes the right statement and it has a compelling appearance. Good job Joey!

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  13. I loved the art and then read the description and loved it even more. Great find Joey!

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  14. Victo Dolore says:

    I really like that door, even without knowing anything else about it. πŸ™‚

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  15. Luanne says:

    Pretty amazing. Imagine if you had listened to your kids!

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  16. Great photo op…I’d have stopped too !

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  17. Hell yeah preserve your right to door Woman! πŸ™‚ What a door to make that stand on too. It’s pretty cool, and I too like the thought behind it.

    There are hills there! Who knew? Not me!

    I hope you get your blue and white umbrella at the Y more times than you don’t.

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  18. loisajay says:

    I love art like this. To me, it is so very special…all the thought that went into it and then you find it about gasp in amazement. What a wonderful thing, Joey.

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  19. Ally Bean says:

    This is so interesting. Most doors are attached to something [obviously], but to find some in the wild, roaming free, is way cool. Great photos.

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  20. Wow! That door is SO cool! And I totally agree with you on your “right” to photograph it. Perhaps your kids will someday appreciate your LOVE of art. Hmmmm …. there is always hope. As for the blue umbrella …. all the best on that. I’m sure you and many others covet that thing. πŸ˜‰

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  21. marianallen says:

    Wow–This is great! OF COURSE you needed to photograph this door. You didn’t just WANT to, you NEEDED to! Super!

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  22. I love that door and the sentiment behind it. πŸ™‚

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  23. pluviolover says:

    I like the work ‘threshold.’ Reminds me of the word ‘transition’ and they do share something of a purpose. Cool door-art too.

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  24. Great door, threshold, and story. Wonderful – A+

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