After a few peaceful moments spent on that unusual concrete couch in Ballard, I found the theme for this week’s travel theme. I’ve been foraging through my photos for some of my favourite peaceful moments on my travels and here’s what I’ve come up with. First up, my refuge from the frenzy of New York life – most evenings I would grab a little folding chair and climb the stairs to the rooftop of my apartment building in Hell’s Kitchen to watch the sun set over the Hudson River.
There’s nothing like a thick blanket of fog to add a zen-like atmosphere to your surroundings. I love foggy days in big cities; it muffles ambient noise and turns even the dreariest street into an adventure, but my foggy photo of choice comes from the middle of Arches National Park in Utah. Most of the year this park boasts glowing red rocks against clear blue skies, but if you inadvertently arrive in the middle of monsoon season like we did, you’ll likely encounter a deliciously foggy scene like this.
Just like fog, when snow falls it brings with it a magical hush. Everything seems softer and slower – at least until the snow ploughs kick in. Here’s Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park with a dusting of snow.
Last but certainly not least, my favourite peaceful scene of all – the great open road. The sight of Montana’s Big Sky Country and miles of road ahead is something that will live in my mind’s eye forever.
No need to hold your peace any longer because now it’s your turn. 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: Peaceful
- 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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Keep calm and travel on.
Thank you for the amazing photos.
And thank you, John, for popping over for a visit to see them! 🙂 xxx Ailsa
i love love your posts! makes me want to travel more…please keep them coming! 🙂
Hurrah, I think I see a road trip in your near future! Yes, I promise I’ll keep on posting. 🙂
Lovely choices! Where did you get the picture of Narnia? 😉 Must go archiving…
Haha, perfect, Narnia is one place I haven’t been to yet, but it’s on my list 😉
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OMG, could have used the same one! brain cells being tested this week and that’s a good thing 🙂
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Looks like you covered all the seasons in your shots! Including purple!
This is as peaceful as I get. . .
Purple is my favourite season! Your photo made me laugh out loud, Logan, as rubber ducks go, he looks pretty peaceful! Welcome back. xxx
1000 times cooler than I’ll ever be! ;o)
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We were out walking today in the Lungau. What could be more peaceful than cows in the meadows? http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/travel-themepeaceful/
Here are some peaceful photos http://journalofmysoul.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/travel-theme-peaceful/
Nice Hudson photo..Think I will have to go in a different direction…I’ll be back!
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And so I have found pictures of things that make me feel peaceful. Which is a totally groovy way to spend a few hours in your day. http://beyondpaisley.net/2013/06/07/travel-theme-peaceful/
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Gorgeous sunset! Here are my peaceful photos for the week. http://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/travel-theme-peaceful/
Great tranquility in your photo’s, Ailsa. I can gaze at them for minutes.
Will you join me too in mine?
colorful and contrasting images in your peaceful collage; I hope it’s okay to share a post I did earlier this week that fits the peaceful challenge: http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/images-of-spring/
Wonderful photos! 🙂
You are so talented! The city scape sunset is beautiful. Here is my kind o’ peaceful !
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Hi Ailsa!! Nice pics!!! Here is my entry, from this weekend!!!
Hugs from rainy Spain!
Great theme, Ailsa. These are perfect peaceful photos!
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You rattled my cage again!! 😉 I think I have something worthwhile… Have fun! :d
Peaceful but not necessarily for the right reasons:
Mountain or building top – a lofty view of the sky is a calming perspective
Fog can somehow make time slip: past present and future blur. It’s so wonderful
That road scene is outstanding – something to see forever
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Just the type of travel theme I needed to see to end this week! Especially love the Inwood Hill Park photo. It looks like a scene right out of movie and just so happens to be in my neighborhood. I’ll have to go search through my photos to see if I have anything worthwhile…hmmmm
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So, Ailsa, I decided to go in a different direction. Hope you like it.
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Hi Ailsa …. My post for this week’s challenge
Wonderful photos and a great theme (:
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Lovely photos as always… great colours!
So how about a pic showing peace?
See it here…
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I have another example of Peaceful… very different than my last. This was my most peaceful vacation spot and I hope we can go back again one day.
Beautiful photos, Ailsa. I’ll see what I can come up with. 🙂
Truly peaceful, Ailsa, and beautifully. soothing. The first one a stunning sunset. I also love the fog.
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I think I will give you my morning walk – a truly peaceful one by the sea.
I finally made my mind up….
Wonderful pictures as always Ailsa!
Wonderful photos, very well captured… 🙂
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