Travel theme: On Display

No matter where you go, there’s always something for sale somewhere. The items on display in local stores are often evocative of the flavours and aesthetics of the culture you’re in and make for really interesting photographs. Here are some examples of displays I have photographed around and about.

Guatemala Guatemalan fabric

Turkey Turkish handthrown pottery dish bowl

hand painted handpainted papier mache eggs

halloween store decorations

travel postcards from around the world

Incidentally, if you find yourself in an unfamiliar place and don’t have a guide book handy, postcard stands are a great resource, as they usually feature the unmissable sights of the place you’re in (and maybe give you a few ideas as to how best to photograph them!)

Now over to you. If you’d like to join in, here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post featuring items on display and title it Travel Theme: On Display
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes

Looking forward to the displays you have in store for me!



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 - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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261 Responses to Travel theme: On Display

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  2. TBM says:

    I love visiting markets during my travels. As you say, it’s a great way to get a sense of a place. here’s my contribution for the week. I hope all is well!

    • ailsapm says:

      Hi TBM, yes, thank you, things are going swimmingly – I hope the same goes for you! 🙂 Loving your Mercat de la Bouqueria photos, such a vibrant place, isn’t it?

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  4. I love this idea of a weekly travel theme. I’m so going to join you. I have the perfect photo in mind. But I think it’s pre-digital era. So I will have to look up the photo book and scan the photo. Now I just have to find the time to do it.
    I like your blog a lot! Keep up the good work!

  5. I use postcard racks as travel guides, too! It’s amazing what you see on postcards that aren’t in any guides.

  6. nice idea about using postcards as your local sightseeing guide!

  7. Colline says:

    Such beautiful colours.

  8. vettieroe says:

    I totally love your themes. Genius!

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  10. Great theme! So glad I stumbled upon your blog 🙂

    Here’s my contribution:

  11. Amy says:

    Beautiful and colorful displays, Ailsa! Love the theme!

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  13. Deepali says:

    Very interesting! Your themes are inspiring because they make me refresh my travel memories 🙂
    Here’s my entry for this week:

  14. meeshellay says:

    Great colors in the photo! That’s a good note on post cards.. I remember when I was a little girl traveling abroad with my parents, I didn’t have a camera of my own, so I asked them to buy the post cards so I can have them to take home and frame. Now I have a few of them on display at my desk a work. They can be very inspiring! I want to go back and take the same shots on my own someday.

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  16. Cee Neuner says:

    Great choices you have for this week’s theme!! You always come up with some cool shots.
    Here is my entry for this week! ENJOY!

  17. Thank you for another inspiring theme. Here are my “on display” photos taken in Penang

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    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, Pam, welcome aboard and what a great post, there’s nothing more exciting that a whole bunch of art supplies ready to burst forth into something wonderful. 🙂

  19. It’s a good blog concept with the weekly travel themes. I’ll try with the display thing, but I don’t know, I think it involves shopping (or pretending to). I’ll try to get out of my comfort zone at some point here.

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  23. Sheri Garvin says:

    Thank you. This gave me a chance to feature the chickens of Key West!

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  25. Jo Bryant says:

    I love how creative you are every week Ailsa.
    Here’s mine this week.

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  27. A tale or two to tell..... says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    Here is my entry:
    Thanks again for the really cool theme 🙂

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  29. Lisa at fLVE says:

    amazing colors. 🙂

  30. Gorgeous displays – items market themselves with such striking designs. Good tip about using postcards as a starting point.

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  34. ledrakenoir says:

    Great theme, so lovely shots and wonderful colors… 🙂

  35. Anne Camille says:

    Food product on display in Paris: Bon appetit!

  36. patriciaddrury says:

    Street fair goodies in Palm Desert, CA. enjoy… I did!

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  39. The colors and designs in these images are just gorgeous – What a fabulous display! I really love those enameled eggs!
    Here’s my entry for the week:

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  41. Here you go…”Nashville cats play clean as country water…Thanks for the memories

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  43. Hi everybody! Here’s my rather revealing take on this week’s “On Display” theme:
    And once again, and as usual, thank you Ailsa for presenting such interesting themes!

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  46. Sunshine says:

    Thank you Ailsa!!
    Here is a pumpkin friend…On Display…
    I love your collection…especially the little guy holding the pumpkins. Cute!! 🙂

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