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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  7. poppytump says:

    Thanks Aisla !

  8. sheladyanne says:

    I missed to post my entry last week and I don’t want to miss another one again this week.
    Here is my entry, Please check it out!

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  10. riah_e says:

    Hi Ailsa! here’s my entry..many circles found in the little but beautiful town of Nizwa in Oman.

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  13. Indira says:

    Hi Alisa, wonderful photographs you have posted here. I could not find anything new for this challenge. So I posted this -

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  18. I threw the hat in, literally: 😉
    Ciao, Stefano

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  21. thirdeyemom says:

    Fabulous Ailsa! Yet another great topic! 🙂 Here is my entry:

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  23. adinparadise says:

    Love your fun pics, Ailsa. That last one is amazing.
    Here’s my contribution.

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  25. BobR says:

    I think I like the clock best. Here’s a few I put together:

    Hope all’s well!

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  28. Cee Neuner says:

    Those are gorgeous circles you have displayed!!! Not sure what is my favorite.
    Here is my entry for this week. ENJOY!

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  30. Jo Bryant says:

    I can’t pick a favourite Ailsa…but I do like that clock. great theme. here’s mine. I went a little outside of the box with it…hope not too far.

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  32. Chris Donner says:

    I like the challenge. It’s my first time to participate. Here’s my entry!

  33. ideflex says:

    Gorgeously crisp – love the elevator buttons!

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  36. ideflex says:

    Oof, I’m getting dizzy in this roundabout! Please have a look at

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  38. love the clock and hubcaps…my travel themed circle post real out of this world 🙂

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  41. danielfee says:

    Here are a few photos of circles I have encountered while circling the globe on our travels.

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