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. cocoaupnorth says:

    Love the gleeful dog creating ripples pic. Hope the dog is a good swimmer:-). As always, thanks for the inspiration.

  2. viveka says:

    And still there is such a shortage of fresh water for too many of us … strange really.
    My favorite shot is the one Time Square shot – love reflections in water puddles – have a fetish for water as a subject together with my camera. All great shots .. but that is mine!

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  4. beautiful lake photos…makes me want to jump off the pier
    My shot at liquid:

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  6. Great theme, Ailsa! I especially like your second and third pictures – I’m a sucker for elaborate fountains, and you’re right, the third one does look like a Victorian landscape painting.

    My post is a little twisted, I’m afraid – but sometimes nature’s like that:

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  8. poppytump says:

    You do come up with some beauties Ailsa !
    Am pondering this one 😉

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  10. restlessjo says:

    Water, water, everywhere. Glad I’m drip-dry!
    The manhole cover and fountains are fantasmagorical, Ailsa. There’s a word I don’t use every day. I think I mean I like them.

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  12. Sas says:

    We’ve certainly got a lot of liquid here in South Wales at the moment, I’m floating to work most mornings! Here’s my entry

  13. Pat . says:

    They are all great photos, but “somewhere along the Missouri River, close to Wolf Point, Montana” is absolutely WOW!!! – for me. As you said, it looks like a painting.
    I am sure I could dig out some “liquid photos” – but, I will probably just water the garden…

  14. Sas says:

    By the way, Ailsa, I love your photo of the manhole cover 🙂

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  17. GORGEOUS pictures, Ailsa!! Here’s my contribution from the wet west coast =)

    –Love and Liberation–

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  19. cinova says:

    Hey Ailsa,

    I have missed a couple of themes due to work commitments. Glad to be back for this one. I love your Missouri River photograph, quite stunning and very much like a painting. My contribution provides a different perspective of liquid, some photos of Marlborough Sound in New Zealand.

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  22. Colline says:

    Such beautiful photos. I loved them.

  23. leemajors says:

    Here’s my contribution for the theme with the message of conserving a precious liquid called water:

  24. Amy says:

    Beautiful shots, Ailsa! Love all of them.

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  26. ideflex says:

    Gorgeous – I’ve always been fascinated by dark water and oil slick photography… Here’s something that we can all use in the middle of this holiday break: please have a look at

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  29. Anne Camille says:

    My first thought was something boozy, but I didn’t like how those turned out, so here is a different interpretation: A creek — what you can see of it — in the fog.

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  31. Regina says:

    oh! love the first and the last one!

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  33. petit4chocolatier says:

    Gorgeous pictures!

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  37. Claire says:

    Hey Alsia,
    Great theme, here’s my Sydney inspired entry

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  39. What a super-duper challenge this week Ailsa – and wonderful shots by example! If I’ve time, i think it deserves a bit of thought and attention, but meanwhile, here’s a quick entry from Toulouse Lautrec’s red brick hometown, Albi: :

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