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
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Don’t be a fly on the wall – join in the fun! Looking forward to your post.

xxx

Ailsa

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 - wheresmybackpack.com - 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

  1. pommepal says:

    Here is my wall built by a larriken, eccentric, outback Aussie…
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  7. Indira says:

    Wonderful photos.

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  12. Love your photos of walls from so many different cultures! I decided to join in the fun as well, here is my link: http://researchingsandiego.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/resolutions-and-a-weekly-photo-challenge/

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  18. Anne Camille says:

    A little late this week! How about some crumbling walls? Or walls with mysterious locked doors?
    http://wp.me/p1tzBV-1Xi

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  20. Iamrcc says:

    Thanks for stopping by and the like of my post “Winterized Mum Plant”.

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  22. lovely photos-I think the Irish wall is my favorite, though I like the Guatemalan wall as well-

  23. Anything Floyd gets you thinking good thoughts! Your expression of those thoughts is wonderful. Thank you!

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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog! You have a truly wonderful blog. I look forward to reading and seeing more of your posts!

  26. dorannrule says:

    These are fabulous photos! Thanks for visiting my blog – and now I’m following you! 🙂

  27. Hey, those are some nice photos of walls there.

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  29. Especially liked the Camden Market Wall with the horses.

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