Travel theme: Silver

A little bit later than usual, thanks to a lengthy power cut, but finally, here’s this week’s travel theme. The sun is currently hiding behind thick layers of dark cloud, and although the days are supposed to be getting longer, it doesn’t feel like it right now. Still, up ahead I have caught a glimpse of the proverbial silver lining… dark sky, sliver lining, cloud, travel, travelogue, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney …and I’m hopeful that sunny days will soon be here again. In the meantime, here are some other silvery sights I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, a giant silver needle known as The Spire in the centre of Dublin. dublin, ireland, spire, spike, travel, travelogue, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney

There was a silver street performer in Boston

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…and a silvery sculpture in Seattle

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…silver skyscrapers in Philadelphia

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…a silver tunnel on the way from Yale University to the New Haven train station…

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and a burst of silver fireworks over Manhattan celebrating Fleet Week.

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Now I’m serving up this week’s theme on a silver platter for your interpretation. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Silver
  • 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
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Show me the silver!

xxx Ailsa

Silver, gold – I don’t discriminate! I like sparkly things. – Charlaine Harris
Every crowd has a silver lining. – P.T. Barnum

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue wheresmybackpack.com Remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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192 Responses to Travel theme: Silver

  1. suej says:

    This IS going to be a challenge….I’m a bit short of silver at present, Ailsa! And gold, for that matter. :(

  2. viveka says:

    We can’t get enough off silver lining on and in our lives. Love your gallery … a bit from every corner of US! Excellent.

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  4. Great choice, Ailsa! That silver tunnel is especially gorgeous. I love the color silver.
    Here is my entry: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/travel-theme-silver/
    Have a silver-lined weekend!

  5. loganbruin says:

    Every meteorological event has a metallic edge in your world. . . ;o)

  6. acuriousgal says:

    Silver…I think I’ll join in the fun!! Beautiful pics

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  8. Ben says:

    Beautiful yellow detail on those clouds and makes for a cool inspiration.

    Here’s mine for the week:
    http://pathsunwritten.com/2014/01/18/travel-theme-silver/

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  10. Ese' s Voice says:

    Beautiful captures, Ailsa, but The Spire…love those shades!
    Here’s my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/travel-theme-silver/

  11. andy1076 says:

    Hi! I followed here from Ese’s blog. Really cool blog here :)

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  13. cocoaupnorth says:

    Gorgeous silver here, remains to be seen if I can come up with any:-)

  14. sueslaght says:

    Come with us to Bilbao Spain to the Guggenheim Museum where we hit the mother-load of SILVER. http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/01/17/travel-theme-silver/

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  17. This is a fun challenge and it started with the question, “B&W or color?” As you can see, I went with color: http://wp.me/p24idL-1Q0

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  19. Heyjude says:

    Tricky challenge this week – my first thought was silver flowers (or names) but then I remembered this image which I thought was quite magical and silvery and I added a little verse (‘s OK you don’t have to like the verse) :-D
    http://wp.me/pL5Ms-Xo
    Jude xx

  20. ledrakenoir says:

    Wonderful – very well captured… :-)

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  22. Sas says:

    Great photos once again Ailsa, I don’t know how you keep coming up with these themes! http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/travel-theme-silver/

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  24. I think I like the silver spire the best of your photos. Here’s mine. I chose the quote before I saw you have the same one on your post. http://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/travel-theme-silver/

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  26. Jaspa says:

    Hey Ailsa, I particularly like you photo of the Moon! Here’s my contribution: http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/silver-family-waiting/

  27. ginnietom says:

    your shot is just equal to mine dated 25.11.12…a stormy night shot…
    plzzz watch, if u like…

    http://view.stern.de/de/picture/Wolken-wind-Mondlicht-Sturmhimmel-DSC-RX100-ACDSee-Spezialeffect-2363590.html?u=33284&userid=33284&pagenumber=7

    wish a good weekend…:-)))

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  30. restlessjo says:

    Fabulous shot of the Spire, Ailsa :) May 2014 be a good one for you!

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  33. Leya says:

    Great silver linings and all, Ailsa! Slow this week I am, but don’t want to miss out! Here’s mine!
    http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/weekly-travel-theme-silver/

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  36. Amy says:

    What a cool silver gallery, Ailsa! I’ll be back!

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  39. Debbie says:

    Lovely theme and great shots Ailsa. I have a silver sculpture: http://travelwithintent.com/2014/01/18/metal-skin-julio-nieto/

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  42. fgassette says:

    Wonderful photos of silver! Here is mine. http://wp.me/p23TG1-3ll

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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