Boundaries Yet To Cross

“The days of exploration of Shackleton and Scott are long gone. Everything has been climbed, crossed, done. Now what we’re exploring are the full boundaries of human endeavour. It’s not physical – it’s all in the head.”

—Lewis Gordon Pugh, sometimes called the ‘Sir Edmund Hillary of swimming’

There are boundaries that encourage us to get along, and that we choose to honor, for the sake of order and out of respect for one another.

Boundaries at Deep Eddy by Jann Alexander ©2010

Boundaries at Deep Eddy, Austin, Texas by Jann Alexander ©2010

And there are boundaries that divide us, and give us little choice but to keep out. These are the boundaries that challenge us and beg us to move beyond them.

TX_AUS_Separated by Jann Alexander ©2014

Separated at Seaholm, Austin, Texas by Jann Alexander ©2014

A photo challenge from The Daily Post prompted this look at the contrast between boundaries that exist to support co-existance, rather than division. 

I’m frequently shooting things from Austin, Texas. You’ll find more of my posts about Austin, HERE, and 99+ Austin landmarks at my Vanishing Austin shop, HERE

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