Travel theme: Liquid

It’s been raining a lot, even by Seattle standards. Recent rainfall has broken daily records, and my boots have sprung a leak. Still, never one to let anything dampen my spirits (pun intended) I am deciding to use the torrential cloudbursts as my inspiration for the week. Here are a few fluid shots I’ve taken recently.

This photo was taken in New York’s Times Square during a rain shower. The manhole covers had filled up with rainwater and reminded me of a witches’ cauldron right out of Macbeth. I can almost hear them cackling ‘Double double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble‘.

rain water manhole cover new york america us usa reflection neon

I was standing at the fountain of the National WW2 Memorial in Washington DC just as the sun went down, and caught its golden rays through the dancing waters.

sunset fountain ww2 memorial washington dc usa us america

This next shot was taken from Amtrak’s Empire Builder somewhere along the Missouri River, close to Wolf Point, Montana. Something about the quality of the light reminds me of the Victorian landscape paintings of Sidney Richard Percy.

missouri river amtrak us usa america montana

The last two shots were taken at Andover Lake in Connecticut; a sparkling sunset and a gleeful dog creating ripples across the lake’s surface.

andover lake connecticut us usa america road trip sunset

dog swimming andover lake us usa connecticut america golden retriever

So if you’re tempted to get your feet wet, and would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

“And when it rains on your paradelook up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow” – G.K. Chesterton



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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268 Responses to Travel theme: Liquid

  1. Gunta says:

    Lovely liquid!

  2. ks3nia says:

    Very nice photos, with the sof light and the colors ❤ And theme fits perfectly since Amsterdam is very wet today!

  3. Barbara says:

    Stunning photos! I love them! You’ve made me think of loads of my photos 🙂 Back soon with my pingback! Xx

  4. Jenn says:

    Beautiful photos … So serene 🙂 ah well i will have to go take new photos and find ones ive not posted given ive posted a lot relevant to this theme lately 🙂

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  6. aj vosse says:

    I feel a wet wintry Irish water post on the brew… 😉

  7. Kimberly says:

    EEEE!!!! Can’t WAIT to go digging yet again! You have TERRIFIC themes. 😀

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  9. leemajors says:

    I missed the travel theme mystical. I’ll make sure I don’t miss this one. I just spent an hour looking for photos with liquid. I’ll pick you back soon 🙂

  10. kz says:

    oh wow love that first pic! ^^

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  12. masadiso79 says:

    Lovely theme and shots. I realized how important liquids are to me. Wow! 🙂

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  15. The manhole ‘cauldron’ is magical, Ailsa! Wonderful theme this week.
    Here’s my take on Liquid:

  16. Very nice shots, love them! Especially the first one!

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  19. iamninjas says:

    I like the manhole cover! Nice colors 🙂

    Here is my first theme post!

  20. Gorgeous shot of the light in the puddle! I’m afraid my first thought realted to liquid was alcohol-related! Here’s my interpretation:

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  23. adinparadise says:

    Fantastic liquid photos, Ailsa! Love the witches’ cauldron. 😀

  24. The rain on the manhole cover looks like the inside of bucket’s lid filled with thick paint. I like the the reflection against the liquid.

  25. Miguel says:

    Who needs the beach when you can ride the rapids?

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  27. Your photo of the trees along the river is beautiful, just like a painting.
    Here are my liquid photos – mostly waterfalls
    I love how your blog header changes with every new post you make, btw

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  30. thirdeyemom says:

    Fabulous as always Ailsa! Here is my entry…my lovely lake here in Minneapolis that makes life magical here year round:

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  32. nuvofelt says:

    Missed the last few, but here’s a quick on for today.

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  34. says:

    Really like the colors in the first one!!!

  35. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Stunning! the river and the lake particularly.

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  37. greatgreths says:

    the third photo is simply exquisite, i love it. here’s mine:

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  39. Beautiful photos, Ailsa and I just love the theme!
    Here are mine:

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  41. colormusing says:

    I grew up in Seattle, and water is probably my favorite thing about that area– it’s shiny and sparkly and there are always intriguing things reflected in it. Beautiful photos!!

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  43. Love your liquid Missouri River, Ailsa. It looks like such languid liquid! Thanks for another fun challenge. Here’s mine:

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