I just heard Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ on the radio, which reminded me of the photos I took of the section of the Berlin Wall in New York and the amazing translucent marble walls of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library . That got me thinking about other walls I have photographed and before I knew it, I had this week’s travel theme.
Camden Market in London always offers up great photo opportunities, but my favourite area is Stables Market, a converted Victorian horse hospital which is a maze of cobbled streets and tunnels. The walls are adorned with ornate friezes; here is a section of one of them.
No hike along the Irish seafront would be complete without at least one great stone wall. During a hike around Howth Head one blustery December day I spotted this one.
When I was visiting villages around the edge of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, I noticed many waterfront buildings half-submerged by the rapidly rising level of the lake. Fragments of wall bore witness to what had once been a thriving business or someone’s home.
Along the Asbury Park boardwalk in New Jersey, there’s an amazing old casino. It’s just a shell of a building today, but its interior still shows the traces of its glory days.
So the writing is on the wall; what’s your interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in the travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
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