The Presidio of San Francisco

 

Doors have fascinated me all my life. It is often said that walls could tell many stories, but to me, doors are more revealing:  who has passed through them and when in history…for what purpose? An old door is the portal to the moments when lives encounter defining times of decision making – some of which may ultimately transcend daily life.

This is a series of doors in the Presidio of San Francisco that are effectively serving as time capsules to the past.  They no longer posses the ability to capture anyone’s transcending moments, because the structures they are part of no longer foster life.  Despite this truncation of function, these doors remain a representation of untold human activity – their inability to be opened and closed on a daily basis hasn’t changed their ability to remain as stewards over the memories that were once made behind them.

 

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