Travel theme: Bright

After last week’s darkly spooky nod to Hallowe’en, I think we need to brighten things up a little, so here are a few photos I found to get things rolling.

First up, some cheeky hummingbirds at a vivid red and yellow bird feeder in Utah. The feeder, however, cannot compete with the hummingbird’s shiny little eye and iridescent green feathers.

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A burst of purple and yellow pansies at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is guaranteed to brighten your day.

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My favourite neon in New York is to be found on South Street, at the corner of Old Slip along the East River.

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Quite possibly the brightest city in the world – you’ve guessed it – Las Vegas. It’s brash and tawdry and oh so bright.

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Finally, one of the most beautiful quilts I’ve ever seen, in a little market in Santiago on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The yellow almost glows. Oh, how I wish I had bought it. I may have to return to try and find it.

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So what bright delights have caught your eye? If you’d like to join in this week’s travel theme, here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Bright
  • 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

Show me your brilliant brights.



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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278 Responses to Travel theme: Bright

  1. Brilliant choices for “Bright”! That is the brightest quilt I’ve ever seen! Here are my choices this week:

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  3. Shaanthz says:

    Some brightness around New York City – some before and some after Hurricane Sandy…..

    • ailsapm says:

      Oooh Shaanthz, wonderful series of brights. That statue of the yellow woman falling backwards is great – where is it located? And that angry bird made me laugh out loud!

      • Shaanthz says:

        Thanks Ailsa. The yellow woman’s statue was on Park Avenue as part of a NYC Parks exhibit, featuring the late sculptor, Niki de Saint Phalle. The angry bird is from this past Halloween!

  4. petit4chocolatier says:

    Love the brights!!

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  6. fgassette says:

    Your bright photos are wonderful. Here is mine. Light up the night.


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  9. Great photos – I love pansies, and that hummingbird is spectacular. I’ve been thinking about where I was this time last year… so here’s mine!

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  12. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful bright photos and a stimulating challenge.\Here’s my response.

  13. bebs1 says:

    I love that bird picture. Someday, I’d like to get a lens so I could take pictures like yours.
    For now, here is my bright pictures:

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  15. Hi Ailsa – great theme! I love the quilt too, it’s so cheery, I feel like its the best way to lift someone’s spirits when they’re down. I also love the building in New York – it almost looks like a collection of eye shadow shades 😉
    Here’s mine:

  16. Beautiful photos again, particularly the quilt!

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  18. Marianne says:

    Hi Ailsa and everyone!

    I hope you enjoy the dazzling sunbeams inside the beautiful Mezquita of Cordoba, Spain.

    Thanks for yet another wonderful theme, Ailsa 🙂

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  21. Beautiful photos – particularly the stained glass. here is my entry for this week:

  22. I’m finally back to blogging and I miss your posts and captivating pictures. 🙂
    Oh, I really love the hummingbirds and the purple and yellow pansies. They’re beautiful!

  23. leemajors says:

    I love the PANSIES !!! first time to see something like those :-))

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  25. kdawikstrom says:

    Thanks for a great challenge this week! Lovely photos. Here is my entry:

  26. Wow, these are all gorgeous! But my absolute favourite is the pansies! How absolutely stunning. In Afrikaans their name translates to “little faces”, very appropriately I think! Lovely theme this week!

  27. leemajors says:

    You inspired me to come up with my own version: Please check it out

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  30. The Hook says:

    Your work has certainly brightenend my day… Thanks!

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  32. Tahira says:

    Simply wonderful, Ailsa! Just what we needed – some brightness!
    My contribution:

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  35. Dauw says:

    I’m fond of birds, so it’s obvious which one of your pictures here is my favorite…
    Great shot from that tiny hummingbird!

    Here ‘s the brightest photo I could possibly take down in these dark days…
    Early in the morning the sun was still standing low, I recorded this extremely passionate plant.

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  37. Carol says:

    There is no way I can compete with this beautiful photos, but I’ll enter anyway.

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  39. Lovely theme! Your humming bird is wonderful, and so are your other pics as well! Here´s my entry:

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  41. love all the bright, shiny entry is looking for the sunny side of life:

  42. This one was fun! I do love things that “brighten” our eyes 🙂

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