Travel theme: Environment

Today is International Polar Bear Day and Polar Bears International are marking the day with a petition urging world leaders to take decisive action at the UN climate change summit in Paris this December. You can read more about the petition here.

To help spread the word, I’m taking a look through my travel photos for shots that suggest environment in some way. I’m starting with a tree, because trees really are the lungs of our planet. This is not just any old tree; this is a gorgeous, moss-cloaked tree in the depths of a foggy Hoh Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Foggy day in the Hall of Mosses

Water is one of our most precious resources and with drought on the rise and big business contaminating groundwater, it is also one of our most endangered. I have long been enchanted with photographing the tiniest of freshly fallen droplets of rain; water in one if its purest stages. This little droplet was photographed on the volcanic slopes of Mount St. Helens.

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Clean air is another resource we need to protect; for me, air always smells cleanest and freshest when a crisp layer of snow cloaks the earth. Snow is also a ridiculous amount of fun and I don’t understand people who complain about how inconvenient it is. Every single snowflake that has ever fallen on our planet is entirely unique. I find that pretty magical and would happily be inconvenienced for something that magical. This squirrel in Central Park agrees with me.

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So what does the environment mean to you? Get your greenest, cleanest, eco-friendly shots at the ready.  If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Environment
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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In addition, if you like, include in your post the link I gave at the top of the page – to the petition – in your post to help spread the word. This one’s for the polar bears.

xxx Ailsa

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living. – David Attenborough

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. – Ansel Adams

 

 

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Dragons and Lions and Sheep! Oh my!

Happy Year of the Sheep – or Goat – depending upon who you are talking to and which language you’re speaking. In Korean, Mongolian and Chinese it’s both a sheep and a goat; in Vietnamese it’s definitely a goat; in Japanese it’s definitely a sheep and in Mandarin it is the year of the horned animal – so that could be sheep, goat or (if you want to get crazy) a ram.  Your guess is as good as mine. Irrespective of which horned animal we’re celebrating, I have long dreamed of spending Chinese New Year in China but it wasn’t on the cards for me this year. Instead, I joined in the Sino-Irish revelry that took over Dublin‘s Temple Bar this weekend. There were all kinds of strange and fabulous sights, from dragons…

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… and dancing lions …

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… to exquisite dancers in delightfully colourful costumes…

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… and mouth-watering cookery demonstrations.

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Everybody was kung fu fighting…

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…and tai chi enlightening …

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… this dragon was a little bit frightening…

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…until I realized it was just the front of a Chinese Dragon Boat…

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… complete with a majestic drum to urge the paddlers onward. I got to play the drum myself, before wandering back to listen to the much more delicate sound of the guzheng aka zither or Chinese harp.

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There were noodles being stir-fried…

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… and stalls selling toy sheep …

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… so you could treasure your own little memento of the year of the sheep. Or goat. Or ram. There were even a few sheep hanging around for good measure. I think I recognized one of them from the Sheep Olympics I attended last year in Wexford.

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It was a whole lot of fun, but I did have some favourite moments, like when the dancers pulled this cool move …

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… and when the dancing lion turned his back and wagged his adorably fluffy tail…

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… this little girl in the audience…

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… and these ridiculously cute teeny tiny dancers …

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Here’s a short video I made showing some highlights of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Hope you enjoy it.

Happy Year of the Sheep. Or Goat. Or Ram.

xxx Ailsa

 

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Travel theme: Energy

This last week has brought a marked difference to the light levels in my current corner of the northern hemisphere. It is getting brighter earlier and evenings are beginning to linger in the most delightful way. I never realize exactly how much the lack of light during winter affects me until this time of year rolls around and I experience what can only be described as a kind of quickening. The sap is rising and energizing everything and everyone in its wake, so this week’s theme is a tribute to the energy that is starting to seep back into the world.

The king of energy, at least from our perspective down here on the blue planet, would have to be the sun in all its glory.

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Close behind the sun comes man’s burning discovery, fire. We use it for heat and light, we cook with it, and occasionally, we play with it, like this fire eater in Guatemala.

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In a similar vein, our love affair with fire has given us the almighty firework display, which never fails to instill childlike energy into even the most serious of onlookers. Here is a very sparkly Space Needle from a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Seattle.

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I hope the preceding photos have sparked your imagination and filled you with the energy to create your interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Energy
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xxx Ailsa

I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of the place, could be photographed. – Annie Leibovitz

The energy of the mind is the essence of life. – Aristotle

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. – Sarah Bernhardt.

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Rome and Romance on Valentine’s Day

Romance permeates the very fabric of the city of Rome. From the edges of the Circus Maximus …

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… to graffiti on the Aventine …

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… everywhere you look, love really is all around.

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So it is perfectly fitting that the tradition known as Valentine’s Day should have its origins here in the Eternal City. While there have been about a dozen St. Valentines, and even a Pope Valentine, the chap we celebrate every February 14th is St. Valentine of Rome. The legend surrounding his martyrdom is as follows.

It was around 270 AD and Rome was under the rule of Claudius the Cruel – that doesn’t bode well, does it? Claudius was trying to build up his army but was having a hard time recruiting soldiers. He came to the conclusion that men were unwilling to enlist because of their attachment to their wives and families, so to solve the problem, he passed a decree banning all future marriages and engagements in Rome.

Valentine, a temple priest, found this decree dreadfully unfair and decided to defy Claudius, presiding over secret wedding ceremonies for young Roman lovers. Naturally enough, he was discovered and incarcerated. While he was in prison, legend tells that he fell for the gaoler’s daughter and when he was taken from his cell to be beheaded, on that fateful February 14th, he left a note for her, signed ‘from your Valentine’.

Wander down to the Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin and after you have stuck your hand in the Bocca della Verita (if you dare!) take a look inside the beautiful little basilica.

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There, in a tiny glass case, you will find the sad, flower-adorned skull of poor old Valentine.

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Happy Valentine’s Day.

xxx Ailsa

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Travel theme: Transformation

Friday 13th is a day that can strike terror into the hearts of superstitious folk, but seeing as we have not one but three of them in 2015 (February, March and November) perhaps it is time to embrace a more positive side of the day. While theories abound as to why people believe it to be unlucky, none of them are conclusive and there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. In the Hebrides off the coast of Scotland, Friday is considered the luckiest day to sow seeds and in ancient Egypt the number 13 symbolized change and transformation. So to honour the day in a less than usual way, here are a few photos I have taken on my travels that suggest transformation or change of some sort. First up, a dashingly yellow butterfly, the ex-caterpillar epitome of transformation, in the jungles of Tikal.

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Staying in Tikal, I was struck by the transformative power of nature and the passage of time. Once a thriving, ancient metropolis; all that remains now are a few scattered temple tops peeping out above the jungle canopy. I wonder how long it will take for our modern skyscraper-filled cities to be consumed by nature when we finally succeed in making our planet uninhabitable.

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One of my favourite transformations of all takes place each year when winter comes around and soft white snow coats the countryside, making everything sparkle and glow. The last two winters have been tragically snow free and I must be honest, I feel a little cheated. I had to rummage back through three winters of photos to find this snowy shot of Big Four Mountains in the North Cascades.

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I hope you’ll join me in saying good luck to unlucky Friday 13th and ushering in change with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Transformation
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xxx Ailsa

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. – Pablo Picasso

Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. – Irving Wallace

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Turrets and Airships

Take a short ten minute drive from Wexford town centre along the road to Kilmore Quay, and you will find a rather beautiful castle with gorgeous grounds and an unusual history. Johnstown Castle is not so well known outside of the local area, but well worth a visit on a sunny day.

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The castle itself is not open to the public; it is currently being used as offices but there are rumours of plans to open it in the future. Nevertheless, there is still plenty to see and do here. The grounds themselves are spectacular; created in the 1830s by Daniel Robertson, a Kilkenny architect famed for his work at Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow. Here at Johnstown, he created a mirror-like 5 acre lake with fairytale Gothic towers rising from its waters. When I happened across the first tower it was all I could do to stop myself dashing to the top, braiding my hair and calling for a prince to rescue me.

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The mature woodlands turn up all kinds of surprises, filled with unexpected specimens such as giant redwoods and Monterey cypress alongside more traditional rhododendron, beech, oak and fir. Stroll the lakeside along the statue-lined terrace walk or picnic in the company of peacocks in the sunken Italian gardens. Keep exploring and you will find waterfalls, an old melon yard, a cemetery and most exciting of all, a woodland garden surrounding the ruins of a more ancient castle contained within the grounds, the medieval ruins of Rathlannon Castle. It’s quite wonderful to see how these grounds have maintained their majesty; they have quite a history, home to the prominent Esmonde family before being confiscated during Cromwell’s reign. The estate changed hands many times, even serving as a base for airships during World War I…

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…before being gifted to the Nation in 1945.

The castle’s estate outbuildings have been repurposed by the current proprietors, Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland ) to house the Irish Agriculture Museum, where you can learn time-honoured methods of crop cultivation, butter churning, poultry and dairy farming, and experience the changing face of traditional country kitchens over the years. I didn’t have a chance to explore the museum when I was there but next time I visit, I will try to drag myself away from the tranquility of those gorgeous gardens for long enough to see the kitchens of yore.

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Travel theme: Details

I love taking great, dramatic, sweeping photos but sometimes you can tell more from just one little detail than from a great panorama. When I was photographing the Witness Trees in Seattle, although the photos of the full artworks were great for telling the story, the shots focusing on the details were infinitely more appealing to me, perhaps because they showed the intricacy that is easy to miss from a distance. Here are some details from the Clam Tree and the Fossil Tree.

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This delicate swathe of slightly scorched-looking flowers growing against a wooden fence will always remind me of late summer in drought-ravaged Wisconsin.

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This next photo encapsulates for me the sense of wonder I felt when I first set eyes on Lava Canyon on the south side of Mount St Helens. The remnants of a scorched tree bear witness to the 1980 volcanic eruption that obliterated everything in its wake, but it has been overtaken by this incredible surge of regeneration. Fresh, lime green conifers no taller than waist height dotted around a carpet of purple flowers, bright green mosses and silvery grey foliage. To give a sense of scale, a tiny ground squirrel obligingly stopped right in the centre of my frame for a photo opp. One tiny moment filled with so many details.

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Are you ready to get down to details for this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Details
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xxx Ailsa

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. – Jorge Luis Borges

Every man’s life ends the same way. It’s only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. – Ernest Hemingway

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Travel theme: Doorways

I just adore doors and I’ve photographed quite a few on my travels. There was this rather nautical doorway in the tiny fishing village of Kilmore Quay.

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This door had a distinctly frontier feel to it in the wild west town of Winthrop.

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Quite possibly my favourite doorway ever, up on the Aventine in Rome, mainly because of that tiny keyhole with a big, big view of three different nations.

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A doorway in the ruins of the Casa Santa Domingo monastery in Antigua, Guatemala, called the Bride’s Door – because only brides-to-be enter the chapel this way, on their wedding day.

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If you’re ready to open some doors and would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Doorways
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. – John Muir

Every doorway, every intersection has a story. – Katherine Dunn

 

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A Door to Remember

Wandering past politically grandiose government buildings in Dublin‘s city centre earlier today, my eye was caught by a rather striking door across the street on the corner of Merrion Square. Its panels glowed blue red through the snow flurries that were billowing from yellowed grey clouds overhead.

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Trotting up the steps for a closer inspection, I discovered the door marked Dublin’s year as European Capital of Culture in 1991. The artwork, by Irish artist Shane Johnson, was commissioned by Donal O’Buachalla, owner of the property advising company that operates behind the ornate doorway. The smaller panels gave a nod to the city’s illustrious purveyors of art; musicians, writers, the great theatres …

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…while the four main panels celebrated Ireland’s most beloved art forms: Theatre, Music, Literature…

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and my favourite, the fine art of Conversation…

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…otherwise known as the gift of the gab. We are a nation of storytellers.

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Travel theme: Industry

Whew, it’s been a busy week and I have failed miserably to keep up with the goals I set for myself. In the words of the late, great Douglas Adams… I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. To compensate, let’s play with industry for this week’s travel theme. First up, a funky homage to farm equipment just outside of Vega, Texas along Route 66.

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Next, sunset in the heart of Californian oil fields.

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Giant silos and a town called Concrete might offer clues as to the main industry round these parts.

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Hopefully I have stirred you up into a hive of industry. If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Industry
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  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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I’m going to pop off for now as I have several more deadlines to miss. Looking forward to seeing what industry means to you.

xxx Ailsa

There exist limitless opportunities within every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. – Charles F. Kettering

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been the enemy of the desire to create. – Raoul Vaneigem

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