Transportation is an integral part of travel and whatever mode of transport you choose will affect your experience of the journey. Take a horseback ride along a beach and then do the same journey on a dune buggy if you don’t believe me. This summer I went coast to coast to coast in the US first by train, then car, then airplane and each journey was radically different, even though I was travelling almost the exact same route each time.
Modes of transportation vary according to culture, history, geography and climate. Rickshaws, tangas and tuk-tuks conjure up very specific locations for me, as do dogsleds, yellow cabs and black cabs. What do you think of when you hear the word stagecoach, charabanc, chariot or Hansom cab?
I had a hard time narrowing down the photos I wanted to use for this week’s theme. In the end, I chose six. The first three remind me of the quirkiness that is New York City. First up, I present to you the bride and groom, NYC-style.
Walking from Times Square towards Hell’s Kitchen one evening, I spotted this teeny tiny tricked-out car and couldn’t resist taking a photo.
The other side was even more startling. Oh, New York!
I chose these next three photos because they make me happy. Rather than depicting the vehicle in its entirety, these glimpses remind me of what it feels like when you’re really excited about a journey, peeping over the hull of a boat or out the window of a plane. They speak to me of the romance and thrill of travel. The boat photo was taken on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, the airplane photos were taken just after takeoff on a dawn flight from La Guardia – they were taken within a few minutes of each other but out opposite windows.
So that’s my take on transportation, what’s yours? 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: Transportation
- 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
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Here is my entry this week: http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/travel-theme-transportation/
Oh my, that’s not a journey I’m anxious to go on anytime soon! 🙂
I agree. I am more in tune with Woody Allen when someone asked him if he was afraid of death. He said, “I am not afraid of dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
Brilliant, stealing that! 🙂
Transportation through the eyes of the critters:
Aaagh, cuteness overload. The hippo, the hippo!
Lovely theme again, Ailsa. Love that glitzy little car; more suited to LA or Miami than NYC. 😀
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I love it, you can’t travel without transport 🙂
Mine would be full of boats, I’m afraid. Love the car!
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Fun and great shots … from bling cities! Calm and relaxing nature. About flying – I was like Orson Wells – There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
Absolutely loving this week’s theme, here’s my entry with some of the many methods of transportation that were used on my RTW journey:
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Here’s my first & favourite form of transport! Thanks for the idea :).
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Great idea and photos! Here’s my contribution, Ailsa:
Great theme Ailsa, I too had a difficult time narrowing down my photo choices for this week’s theme since I have used so many modes of transport throughout my travels! Here’s my take: http://travelbugdownunder.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/travel-theme-transportation/
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From Venice, Italy… http://megtraveling.com/2012/12/14/travel-theme-transportation/
nice photos.. and cool car! ^^
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here’s my take ^^ http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/travel-theme-transportation/
Love the first picture and the cars! So cute! Here is mine: https://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/12/14/travel-theme-transportation/
Fun pictures!! Love Oh New York 🙂
The first picture gave me an idea .
The following is my entry.
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Lovely pictures you have! Here’s mine http://miljoanne.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/travel-theme-transportation/
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great theme, Ailsa! i love the first photo, still utterly romantic:)
my share: http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/travel-theme-transportation/
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cute B & G Ailsa…and those cars – so cool
here is mine:
a bit of Christmas NZ style
the cars look like a lot of fun
Here is my post: http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/travel-theme-transportation/
Sounds fun! I am a keen train photographer but think I have posted most of my photos on my blog previously. Will try and think of something different to photograph this week.
Found these ones from a few years back: http://empressnasigoreng.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/travel-theme-transport/ Appropriate for the time of year.
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Hi Ailsa, here’s mine, thanks! http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/ailsas-travel-theme/
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A very loose interpretation of the theme from me this week! http://ayearinmyshoes.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/travel-theme-transportation-december-day-15/
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Here is my entry:
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