Travel theme: Multiples

When I was going through the photos of my trip from Bryce Canyon to Coral Pink Sand Dunes I found a shot I forgot I had taken at the Rock Stop. It was of a shelf of votive candle holders; I just loved how they looked en masse.

marble stone mineral votives

So I had a look through my files and found some other instances when I filled my frame with multiples of the same object and here’s what I came up with. First, a burst of spring in Central Park with a drift of creamy tulips.

white creamy tulips central park

A mound of Rambutan at a market stall in Hawaii made me do a double-take, then reach for my camera.


A stack of ornate pocket mirrors sparkling on the streets of Little India in Jackson Heights, Queens.

handmade ornate mirrors

And finally, if you ate enough of these, you would almost certainly develop multiple cavities.

multiples m&ms new york

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: Multiples
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  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Go forth and multiply find multiples to photograph.



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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423 Responses to Travel theme: Multiples

  1. Who would have thought M&M’s could be so photogenic! I really like all the shots cut the votive candle holders are very pretty. Be back…

  2. kz says:

    wow those rambutan made my mouth water! and those tulips are divine! ^^

  3. 40again says:

    Love your photos, will post mine soon

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  6. markd60 says:

    I’ve never seen white m&ms!
    Good theme for a post! I always have trouble coming up with ideas.

  7. trishworth says:

    Too hot to sleep (27 deg, 12.45am) so I’m sitting here thinking about multiples. I love these fungi-decorated logs:

    • ailsapm says:

      Love it, Trish, I actually had a photo of fungi-toting logs that I was contemplating using for this one too. Hope you manage to stay cool! xxx

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  9. The pocket mirrors are glorious! Such a nice challenge, with great photos, Ailsa, thank you!
    Here’s my entry:
    All the best for 2013 *hugs*

    • ailsapm says:

      Brilliant, Marion, they’re all wonderful, but those goats are adorable. Love the beer kegs (of course) and the hearts are hysterical. Hugs back 🙂

  10. There are white M&M’s? Where can you get them?

    • ailsapm says:

      White is just the tip of the iceberg – turquoise, silver, lavender, grey – any colour you could imagine you can buy at the M&M store in Manhattan. It’s crazy.

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  12. Claire says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    Great theme, love the rambutan, here is my entry based on New Year celebrations in Hoi An Vietnam:

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  14. sued51 says:

    I like all the shots, but I would love to buy a couple of those votive candleholders!

  15. viveka says:

    Great choice of … shots for the challenge – M&M .. will be my pick, very cool shot.

  16. With profuse apologies for the non-biogradeability of this post:

    • ailsapm says:

      Haha, the earth groans at the sight of all that plastic, Mrs C – love the ‘cake tin’ shot and I’m with you all the way on not getting up until cocktail hour! 🙂

  17. Great idea – again! This will be fun! Your photos are colourful and vibrant of life, but I think my favourite are the serene and beautiful tulips.

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    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, really wonderful shots from all over, so glad you joined in and shared this with us – that brickwork is fantastic and I love the shot of Pagudpud beach 🙂

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  20. Just love those pictures! Here’s some multiples from Swanage Railway in Dorset.

    • ailsapm says:

      Love it, Anna – I always have to fight the urge to pull levers when I see them. It’s the same thing with big red buttons that say ‘do not push’ 🙂

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  22. smkelly8 says:

    Heres’s a few from China, Indiana and New Mexico:

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  25. Here’ s my entry for the challenge:
    PS: Wonderful captures, Ailsa! My favourite? Tsk, tsk….somehow tulips do speak to me very much. 🙂

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  27. cocoaupnorth says:

    Your multiples are outstanding.
    Here’s my contribution,

  28. colormusing says:

    Wow, amazing photos!!

  29. Eattravelphotograph says:

    Will check my achives to see if I have any multiple pic 🙂

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  31. fgassette says:

    I always enjoy your beautiful photos and your weekly challenges. Here is my entry for this week.

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  36. Great photos, Alisa. I especially like the mirrors.
    Here’s my entry from the south of Portugal:

    • ailsapm says:

      Wonderful Julie, I love the lobster cages and that view of Faro was the view I had from the little hotel I stayed at when I visited, you just brought back some great memories! 🙂

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  38. EhkStream says:

    Fun challenge Aisla, thanks! 🙂
    Here’s my blue contribution:

  39. Jo Bryant says:

    I love those creamy tulips Ailsa and those pocket mirrors are so stunning

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Jo, although I love all colours of the rainbow, there’s something quite breathtaking about a field of creamy white flowers, especially tulips 🙂

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  42. Gary Lum says:

    Those candle holders are beautiful

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Gary, I wish I’d actually bought some, instead of just photographing them. They would have weighed by backpack down though 🙂

  43. says:

    LOVE your pictures..I can hardly find the time to do one challenge per week- wish I could do this, mind spinning!

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  45. cinova says:

    Hi Ailsa,

    great collection of photos, I especially like the pocket mirrors and rambutans. As you may have noticed, I have been absent from your photo challenge for a while and it’s good to be back. I look forward to what you have in store for us in 2013. Best wishes to you for the year ahead! Here’s my contribution

    • ailsapm says:

      Hurrah, welcome back, cinova, and Happy New Year! Lovely series, my faves are the snowy headstones and those wonderful bathing boxes! xxx

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