Travel theme: Circles

If you’ve been following my road trip adventures, you’re probably aware I’ve spent the last couple of months lapping the US and driving around in circles, so I thought I’d pay homage to all things circular for this week’s travel theme. Circles have a similar effect to leading lines in photos – the eye can’t help but follow the line of the circle, usually tracing around it several times, which draws attention to both the circle and whatever it encloses. Here are a few fun circles I have caught on camera.

I’ve written about how much I love New York’s High Line Park on several occasions, but its beauty even extends to the elevators that carry you from street level to the elevated tracks. The elevators glow an ethereal green, and here are the buttons to prove it.

high line park new york

Still in New York, this time at the cosy Tick Tock Diner near Penn Station. It’s open, appropriately, around the clock and is a great place to escape the cold wintry streets or recover after a long train ride. The place is filled with quirky art; my favourite wall is adorned with hubcaps.

ticktock diner new york art wall

I just can’t seem to get out of a New York state of mind. Here’s the opulent and oh-so-romantic clock in Grand Central Terminal.

grand central terminal station clock new york us usa america

And now for something completely different.

white poppy floral macro closeup

Are you ready to throw your hat into the ring? If you 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: Circles
  • 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

Don’t be square! Join in the circles theme and spread the love a-round.



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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250 Responses to Travel theme: Circles

  1. aj vosse says:

    Aaaah… I used may of my circles in a WP geometry post not too long ago… I’ll get a few new snaps later… 😉

  2. poppytump says:

    OOOOO … Circles … Great Theme Ailsa !
    Gotta love them Hubs … and the Inner Poppy of course 😉

  3. Great theme. I love the clock picture in Penn Station. That and the Tick Tock Diner brought back memories. I haven’t been to New York in too long.

  4. bulldogsturf says:

    Great photos depicting circles…. love the last one, nature at its best…

  5. kz says:

    great photos…my faves are the last two ^^ great idea for the theme as well ^^ circles are fun!

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  8. I am going to have to think about this one! hopefully, I’ll be back later!

  9. markd60 says:

    Nice Friday post! I’m soooo glad it’s Friday! WhoooHooooO!

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  11. A fun theme! Circles somehow remind me of smiles 🙂
    Here’s my contribution:

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  13. Hi Ailsa, another fun challenge. Thanks! What is that flower? It is beautiful?

    Here’s my entry for this week:

  14. Mariane says:

    Wonderful idea with this Circle theme .. I do hope you are able to see mine.. and your photos are such a great series of Circles .. Love it!!
    My contribution do you find here:

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  16. Claire says:

    Great theme this week, here’s my sun inspired entry:

    • ailsapm says:

      Gorgeous, Pat, where was that top photo taken? It’s spectacular. xxx

      • Pat says:

        I can’t tell you the town but it was on the Gaspe Peninsula on the eastern shore of Quebec Canada. We were going through and I saw the copper doors and wanted to check them out. They were indeed copper and beautiful. I also included this window above them – but I didn’t really focus on it until this theme – and then I cropped it to be the focus. It kind of surprised me. Thanks.

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  18. Great images of some unexpected circles, Ailsa!

    Here are ours:

    • ailsapm says:

      I love it, Vlad, those water circles are mesmerizing, and wow, the shell is stunning. It doesn’t look real, it looks like an Andy Warhol version of a snail. 🙂

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  20. nuvofelt says:

    A quick entry this week. It might take me a while to visit everyone, but I’ll do my best.

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  22. Do circle saucer sleds count? They’re there – although some are covered by tushies:)
    Will see if we have a better match for tomorrow.

  23. colormusing says:

    So funny you should mention High Line Park– on last night’s new episode of “Project Runway”, they all went to High Line to learn about this week’s design challenge! I love your Circles theme!

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  27. fgassette says:

    Great photos of your theme. Here is mine:


  28. Amy says:

    Very cool, Ailasa! Be back later…

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  30. Examples of some Circles of Unity (and sometimes disunity) from my travels in the Holy Land:

  31. badflea says:

    Nice theme A. The last photo is my favorite: natural geometry!!
    Here my entry:
    Two natural perfect circles…one big and one dot…

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  34. Again a wonderful theme, Ailsa! So many interesting entries and so many great shots! here’s my contribution.

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  37. Myra GB says:

    Hi Ailsa, Here’s my contribution this week for your travel theme: Circles in Hong Kong!
    My favorite among your photos would have to be the clock at the Grand Central Station in New York. I know what you mean about its being grand and opulent, my family and I were there June of this year. It’s a place to fall in love with. 🙂

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  39. Max510 says:

    Hi everybody.
    Here my choice for this week theme.
    I love these…

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  42. petit4chocolatier says:

    Wonderful theme!

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