Travel theme: Walls

I just heard Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ on the radio, which reminded me of the photos I took of the section of the Berlin Wall in New York and the amazing translucent marble walls of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library . That got me thinking about other walls I have photographed and before I knew it, I had this week’s travel theme.

Camden Market in London always offers up great photo opportunities, but my favourite area is Stables Market, a converted Victorian horse hospital which is a maze of cobbled streets and tunnels. The walls are adorned with ornate friezes; here is a section of one of them.

camden stables market horse tunnel london brass wall frieze

No hike along the Irish seafront would be complete without at least one great stone wall. During a hike around Howth Head one blustery December day I spotted this one.

dublin ireland howth wall sea seaside seafront hike, howth head

When I was visiting villages around the edge of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, I noticed many waterfront buildings half-submerged by the rapidly rising level of the lake. Fragments of wall bore witness to what had once been a thriving business or someone’s home.

lake atitlan lago de guatemala

Along the Asbury Park boardwalk in New Jersey, there’s an amazing old casino. It’s just a shell of a building today, but its interior still shows the traces of its glory days.

asbury park casino wall new jersey

So the writing is on the wall; what’s your interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in the travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Walls
  • 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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Don’t be a fly on the wall – join in the fun! Looking forward to your post.



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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280 Responses to Travel theme: Walls

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  3. wanderoneday says:

    This was fun! I realized through some of my photos that the wall itself can be interesting, but sometimes so is the empty space within the wall.

  4. bebs1 says:

    You have a collection of very interesting walls. Here is mine.

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  7. Great theme. Here’s my post, with two of my own paintings of fabulous old walls:

  8. Lynne Ayers says:

    These are great Ailsa 🙂

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  10. EhkStream says:

    Walls are a lot of work, and they’re fun when they’re done!
    Good theme!

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  13. Happy Runner says:

    Thanks for another great travel theme topic, Aisla. I love the photos of everyone on here. Here is my contribution: Wall art in London’s Brick Lane:

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  18. Lyle says:

    Ailsa, as always, some excellent shots. Considering all the walls and ruins in the Cusco area, this one was right up my alley. See my contributions at

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  20. thephotoseye says:

    A great challenge…prompting me to really think about walls….here is my version….

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  23. Sas says:

    Great photos Ailsa, and all different examples of walls

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  28. ShopTwinkle says:

    Great variety. I like the Camden market photo, a favourite shopping spot of mine too.

  29. ShopTwinkle says:

    Here Shop with Intent’s contribution to this week’s challenge:

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  32. dadirri7 says:

    your walls are marvellous ailsa, what a gorgeous mermaid! and the walls in water looks so pathetic … here are mine

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  35. ilargia64 says:

    Hi Ailsa…Nice to be back for this nice challenge…Here is my fly…:) 🙂
    Hugs from Spain

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  38. A tale or two to tell..... says:

    “All in all it was all just bricks in the wall…..All in all you were all just bricks in the wall.…….. “
    Love that song !
    Great theme and great pics Ailsa 🙂

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  41. LB says:

    No link; no photos of walls … just a message to let you know I enjoyed seeing these pics … especially the Howth Head wall!!

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