Travel theme: Leading Lines

I’m back – albeit a little late. I have to confess I lost track of the days and thought it was a day earlier. There is a perfectly good reason for this, which you may have guessed if you read my recent post about my upcoming travel plans. In the last week I’ve travelled right across the US via train, and then turned around and have driven halfway back across the country, so as you can imagine, I’m not entirely sure which time zone I’m in, let alone what day it is. I’m writing this from somewhere deep in North Dakota, which is very, very flat!

I have seen some stunning sights in this whirlwind zigzag across the country, and have had many, many adventures which I am longing to share, but have been thwarted by long days and intermittent internet access. However, here’s a sneak preview of some of the spectacular sights I’ve seen over the past few days, with my nose pressed up against train and car windows, and they all share a common thread – leading lines.

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So this week’s travel theme is to share your interpretation of leading lines. If you’d like to join in, create your own post entitled Travel theme: Leading Lines and put a link to this page in your post so others can find it. I am on the road for another ten days but will be checking in to see what you all have in store for me, and don’t forget to come back next Friday to see the next travel theme!

Show me your leading lines! In the meantime, I will be looking at lots of this:

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xxx Ailsa

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. 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 - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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  2. frizztext says:

    thank you for inspiring, dear Ailsa, though you are on the road again
    – with various qualities of internet connection!
    my version of LINES:
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/travel-theme-leading-lines/

  3. Sas says:

    Not my best photography I’m afraid, but here’s my contribution: http://thetravelbug.blog.co.uk/2012/08/05/travel-theme-leading-lines-14383378/

    Enjoy your travels, I’m incredibly jealous 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      Wow, Sas, your roadtrip sounds like it was pretty cool too. The Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon and Yosemite are on my must see list too!

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  5. rfljenksy says:

    Lines, lines everywhere.. wOw… what a display.. here’s mine. Love these challenges and have seen so many inspiring photos through these blog challenges. Here’s mine for the week:
    http://rfljenksy.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/travel-theme-leading-lines/

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  7. I love your leading lines, Ailsa, especially the next to the last one. Here is mine, from Virginia this time! http://catbirdinamerica.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/travel-theme-leading-lines/

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  12. Fantastic theme @Ailsapm. Very interesting to follow, here’s mine http://campanulladellaanna.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/travel-theme-leading-lines-2/ Thank you so much my friend 😛

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  16. gingerbreadcafe says:

    Fantastic photo’s from your travels, hope you like this one. http://thegingerbreadcafe.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/travel-theme-leading-lines/

  17. Shellywelly says:

    Your photos never disappoint. We miss you here at the office in NYC; keep us posted on your great outdoor adventures!

    • ailsapm says:

      Shelly! Miss you guys too, tell everyone I say hi. Boy, I’ve been having such adventures, I don’t know where I’m going to find the time to write about it all! 🙂

  18. cocoaupnorth says:

    Hi Ailsa, hope you are still having a wonderful time on your trip. Your pics are awesome as always and some of the leading lines posted here are really stunning, I had a bit of difficulty coming up with my contribution but gave it a try nonetheless:-)
    http://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/travel-theme-leading-lines/

    • ailsapm says:

      You’ve posted a great series of leading lines photos, cocoa. Where do you go snowshoeing? It looks gorgeous. xxx

      • cocoaupnorth says:

        Thanks so much Ailsa. I go snowshoeing on the forests nearby our home.

        You might be aware / not, Finland is a land of lakes and forests and Finns love living close to these. We are surrounded by forests and we have a river running just behind the house. So, in winter there’s snow everywhere:-)

  19. Spectacular photographs. Glad I stumbled on to this page. I’ve only just begun to learn a little more about photography although I’ve been clicking photographs, left and right for a very long time. Hope to come back again.

    • ailsapm says:

      I do, Nadira, lovely poem. Welcome aboard the weekly travel theme – I hope you’ll join in again – I post a new theme each Friday so keep your eyes open for the next one! xxx Ailsa

  20. Gracie says:

    Beautiful images, Ailsa! Enjoy your travels 🙂

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    • ailsapm says:

      Brilliant shots, ad. I have never seen them, but imagine it must be quite eerie to see so many statues gazing back at you. Did it spook you at all?

  22. These are amazing, Ailsa! Sorry I haven’t been participating or around much… Been living Life.

  23. Breathtaking images that reminds you of how beautiful life is. Great theme.

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Mr B, I’ve been blown away at the incredible beauty I’ve seen over the past ten days on the road, and am excited to see what wonders still await me out there!

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  25. Madhu says:

    Wonderful shots Ailsa! Look forward to more details about your fantastic road trip!
    Here is my entry: http://theurgetowander.com/2012/08/07/the-mystical-inca-ruins-of-moray/

    • ailsapm says:

      Wow Madhu. This is the coolest post ever! I’ve heard of Moray and longed to visit, but this is the first time I’ve heard about what you see from the innermost circle. Mind officially blown. Brilliant post and stunning photos.

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  27. Super great photo’s … really had a hard time with this one, Ailsa.
    Some just don’t come that easily … hope these fit in with the theme.
    Thanks,
    Isadora http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/travel-theme-leading-lines/

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  30. Hi Ailsa – Great photos! It never occurred to me you could get such good shots straight down the highway. Meanwhile, I’ve been traveling too, and posted some shots from this past weekend – http://newpillowbook.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/travel-themes-leading-lines/.

    • ailsapm says:

      Looking forward to hearing about your trip! I’ve got so many adventures to write about I don’t know where to start 🙂 Great shot of the steam engine and tracks. xxx Ailsa

  31. Ailsa – so many photos there that remind me of home! This is my attempt for the week: http://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/travel-theme-leading-lines-6/

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  34. Imelda says:

    Beautiful photos as always, Ailsa. I hope you have lots and lots of fun and wonderful photos in your travel.
    Here is my contribution this week – http://mywordwall.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/travel-theme-leading-lines/
    Thanks as always. 🙂

  35. Jo Bryant says:

    Gorgeous photos Ailsa. I might be stretching this with this one…but after I posted it I saw lines in the images…so here goes
    http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/here-comes-the-rain-again/

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    • ailsapm says:

      Lol, there have been so many entries this week, it’s so much fun seeing everyone’s interpretations! I love your train through the sandy hills.

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