Travel theme: Contrast

With my mind’s eye (and my camera’s memory) still full of images from yesterday’s Tulip Festival, I could easily have done a flower theme this week, although I already used that as a theme during Macy’s Flower Show in NYC last year. Instead, as I was flicking through my tulip photos, I found a few shots I’d taken of some sassy tulips that dared to stand out from the crowd. They put me in mind of one of my favourite moments from Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’.

Brian: You’re all individuals!
Crowd: Yes! We’re all individuals!
Brian: You’re all different!
Crowd: Yes, we are all different!
Dennis: I’m not…
Crowd: Shhh!

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Are you ready to break out your inner dissident and celebrate nonconformity? 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: Contrast
  • 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.

Dare to be different!

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 - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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227 Responses to Travel theme: Contrast

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  2. Jane Wilson says:

    Nice theme and nice capture. Some flowers myself, this is my take –

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  4. ilargia64 says:

    Contrast…A dilemma? A need? A reality?
    Here is my contribution Ailsa..
    Hope you like it!

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  6. Great and inspiring theme again, Ailsa – and gorgeous tulips! My take this week is not that much about nature…

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  8. I love your tulip pictures! My post is also from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival but I tried to go in a different direction. Another example of contrast. 🙂

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  11. plaridel says:

    in the springtime, the weather in bulgaria can be unpredictable. it can change any minute providing a good study of contrasting weather conditions.

    i took this picture while we were driving on the way to the village of ognyanovo. we stopped by on the side of the road to get a better view of the hailstorm brewing over the horizon.

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  14. Madoqua says:

    For those enjoying the onset of Autumn rather than Spring!

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  19. Gwen. says:

    It was fun to dig through some photos of Oaxaca for this photo challenge!

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  28. Georgia says:

    I absolutely love tulips Ailsa, how lucky you are to have a whole festival about them to go to. Here’s mine:

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  31. smkelly8 says:

    Here’s one from an International Kite festival:

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  33. Great photos, as always! I finally got my entry up for the week:

  34. @$teffi says:

    I love your photos…so colorful!!! 🙂
    here is my ‘contrast’ interpretation!

  35. Global Chow says:

    Absolutely beautiful and stunning pictures i love those tulips*_*

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  38. elizz says:

    hi ailsa, here’s my take on the weekly travel theme
    wishing you a wonderful day 🙂

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  40. Cee Neuner says:

    I just adore your tulip photos with the odd balls display such a gorgeous contrast.
    Here is my entry for this week! ENJOY!

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    Reblogged this on chaotiqual.

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