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
  • 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. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

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

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  2. Ailsa, Happy New Year! I thought you would enjoy knowing that this post is my 777th. Too bad it didn’t happen back at Mystical!

    • ailsapm says:

      Hurray, Happy New Year to you too – 7 is my lucky number so I’m going to take that as an auspicious omen for the coming year! Multiple cookies are always welcome, but I do love those brightly coloured boats, so cheery!

  3. Great theme, Ailsa! I’ve got some good ones coming =)

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  5. Glad you didn’t go with the obvious about New Year’s! Here’s my entry…

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  7. adinparadise says:

    Lovely photos, Ailsa. I especially love the candle holders. I hope I find time to do this challenge, but I can’t think of any appropriate photos at the moment. 🙂

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    • ailsapm says:

      Beautiful photo, Stephen, do I detect a touch of the romantic in you? Love those shadows. Happy New Year and welcome back online after the holidays! xxx

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    • ailsapm says:

      Oh those darling squirrels never fail to make me smile, and that top shot of the ducks is marvellous, but wow, Vlad, that last shot of the geese is breathtaking! xxx

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    • ailsapm says:

      Multiples from all over the world, wonderful photos, transplantedtatar, my favourites are the Red Army and the corridors of El Morro. I could look at those archways forever, simply gorgeous. xxx

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  14. Myra GB says:

    Hi there Ailsa, I like the photo of the tulips the best. 🙂 Here’s my contribution for your travel theme this week:

    • ailsapm says:

      These are glorious, Myra, especially that last one, and I adore the excerpt from Douglas Adams, I had forgotten all about it. xxx

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  16. muZer says:

    Hi Ailsa. I especially loved those tulips and yes I’ve eaten enough M&Ms to have multiple cavities. 🙂 Enjoyed your theme photos so much that I ended up posting my own. Although my pics don’t necessarily fill up the frame but I still enjoyed posting them. Here’s the link:

    • ailsapm says:

      Love it, muZer, a gorgeous series of multiples, those zebras are darling, and the Bellagio ceiling shots are fabulous. Where was the snowy photo taken, it looks like a beautiful spot? xxx

  17. Great post! Check out my latest on I like to photograph my twins multiple shots in Australia of our trip Down Under..

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  19. riah_e says:

    Hi Ailsa..i love your capture of tulips..anyway, here’s my entry for this year’s first travel theme challenge.

    • ailsapm says:

      Hi Riah, what a beautiful place you have shared with us this week, and steeped in history too. Lovely photos, my favourite is the third one of all the pottery, the shapes and curves are fantastic! 🙂

      • riah_e says:

        thank you Ailsa..these potteries can be used as home decors too. i bought some for my families back home.

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  22. dadirri7 says:

    great idea ailsa, here is mine, a smattering from my travels 🙂

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  24. Is it because I adore white tulips that I keep coming back to have a look at your multiples? I’m sure it is, and to conjecture about white M&Ms – I’ve never seen white M&Ms – what’s the white flavour? Mint?

    • ailsapm says:

      I love those tulips too, Wanderlust, their creamy white is just so delicious. Surprisingly, none of the M&Ms are flavoured – they’re all regular milk chocolate as far as I could tell, just with different coloured coatings. Now if they played around with the flavours, that would be a whole lot of fun. Have you ever tried the coconut M&Ms they sell in some stores? Love your post, the bottom three are my favourites, with the buddhas, tiles and the fabulous line of lions! 🙂

      • I have to admit to a total ignorance on the subject of M&Ms, Ailsa (!), but creamy white tulips and flamboyant mirrored mirrors, they’re right up my alley 🙂

        Glad you liked our very own line of lions, Ailsa. They may not be a match for four thousand year old lines of sphinxes, but the lion is the symbol of Sri Lanka and I’ve always lied the symmetry
        of these dear beasties surrounding the Independence monument.

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  30. Max510 says:

    Hi my friends. Happy New Year to everyone.
    Here my entry .

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh wow, Max, I can smell the lavender from here. I want to be standing right where you were when you took this photo. Very lovely indeed. Happy New Year to you! xxx

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  33. bebs1 says:

    Happy New Year Ailsa. I find multiples could be interesting. Here’s my contribution:

  34. Very clever post! Loved the tulips! Thanks for your like on my blog yesterday. I appreciate it! Jennifer

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    Because you can never have too much chocolate – please have a look at

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  38. Thanks for the opportunity to link up — I loved the stone vessels in the first photo!

  39. Jennie says:

    Sorry for the mix-up above — the auto robot linked to my old blog rather than my new one!

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