Travel theme: Inspiration

I was sitting here waiting for inspiration when it struck me that it might be interesting to examine what we find inspiring. For me, nature has always provided the most immediate inspiration…

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…but I am also inspired by the written word, like these rare books and manuscripts at the Beinecke

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…and art, like this sculpture entitled ‘Burst of Joy’ in Philadelphia

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……and this stunning glass sculpture from the Scapes collection by Venetian siblings Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana.

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So what inspires you? If the muses are smiling, perhaps you would like to create your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you want to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Inspiration
  • 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

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.  – Jack London

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. – Man Ray

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