weekly photo challenge: threshold

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A threshold is a point of entering: that point just before a new beginning. 

Krista Stevens at The Daily Post set the challenge this week: THRESHOLD.

We’ve chosen the Great Torii for this week’s theme – found at Miyajima Island, Japan.

This iconic Japanese gateway marks the boundary between the spirit and human world.

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29 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: threshold

    twobitwo said:
    April 11, 2014 at 4:11 am

    super!

    Nguyên-Kan said:
    April 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    nice shot for the theme!

    Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya) said:
    April 8, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I’m going to Japan later this year and I can’t wait to visit this place.

    disappearingwoman said:
    April 6, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Hi there! This is a gorgeous picture! My husband has seen this in person. He was an Army officer and lived in Japan for 4 years.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 6, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Really?? How very cool! And have you visited Japan? Or has he ever been back since?

        disappearingwoman said:
        April 6, 2014 at 6:46 am

        I’ve not been there. 😦 This was before we were together. He lived there from ’86-’90 and hasn’t had the opportunity to go back. He loved it there and would love to take me sometime in the future.

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          April 6, 2014 at 7:00 am

          Make sure he does 😉
          You will enjoy it – culture, history, food, efficiency, people. Actually can’t really find any negatives about it 🙂

            disappearingwoman said:
            April 6, 2014 at 7:03 am

            He LOVED the people and tells us so many stories about how gracious and friendly they are. He also loved the food. 🙂

    quarksire said:
    April 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    very kewl 🙂

    kittyzdestination said:
    April 5, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Awesome!!!!

    BambooBlog said:
    April 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Great! I missed this, when I was in Jappan!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      It’s pretty spectacular! Reason to go back, maybe?

    Y. Prior said:
    April 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    and I know the other reader said he would have liked to have seen the water a bit more – but I would have liked to have seen some of the clutter -because I kind of like that in photos – but really enjoyed the cropped version here. 😉

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Guess it could add character – After looking back at the original – the water looked so dirty and dodgy 😉

    Y. Prior said:
    April 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    really beautiful.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Thanking you for both of your encouraging comments!

    Rick Diffley said:
    April 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Nice shot. I would have liked to see a little more expanded (water) foreground.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Rick, thanks for swinging by. This photo was taken back in 2008 when we weren’t really too interested in photography so there was a lot of “clutter” in the foreground – hence needed to be cropped for the challenge! 🙂
      But will definitely keep in mind for future similar shots!

    Shelley @Travel-Stained said:
    April 5, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Gorgeous!! 🙂

    Melinda Lusmore said:
    April 5, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful! Miyajima is a very special place – when I visited one Christmas, it was snowing very lightly giving the island a magical light!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Oh wow! That would have been quite spectacular to witness – lucky you 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Grateful for your comment!
      Thank you for also following us 🙂
      Off to check out your blog now!

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