Travel theme: Peaceful

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
  • 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 – if you’re already following on WordPress.com, remember I’m getting ready to switch website hosts so sign up for email or RSS to keep up to date on posts.

Keep calm and travel on.

xxx Ailsa

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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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205 Responses to Travel theme: Peaceful

  1. johncoyote says:

    Thank you for the amazing photos.

  2. alphadiorly says:

    i love love your posts! makes me want to travel more…please keep them coming! 🙂

  3. Lovely choices! Where did you get the picture of Narnia? 😉 Must go archiving…

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  6. OMG, could have used the same one! brain cells being tested this week and that’s a good thing 🙂

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  8. loganbruin says:

    Looks like you covered all the seasons in your shots! Including purple!
    This is as peaceful as I get. . .
    http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  10. 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/

  11. Nice Hudson photo..Think I will have to go in a different direction…I’ll be back!

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  13. 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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  15. Great tranquility in your photo’s, Ailsa. I can gaze at them for minutes.
    Will you join me too in mine?
    http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/travel-theme-peaceful/

  16. 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/

  17. minqan says:

    Wonderful photos! 🙂

  18. vastlycurious.com says:

    You are so talented! The city scape sunset is beautiful. Here is my kind o’ peaceful !
    http://wp.me/a2dwKf-1r

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  21. ilargia64 says:

    Hi Ailsa!! Nice pics!!! Here is my entry, from this weekend!!!
    http://ilargia64.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/peaceful-sunset-in-santander/
    Hugs from rainy Spain!

  22. Amy says:

    Great theme, Ailsa. These are perfect peaceful photos!

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  24. aj vosse says:

    You rattled my cage again!! 😉 I think I have something worthwhile… Have fun! :d

  25. 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
    Nicely done

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  27. 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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  33. Lovely photos as always… great colours!
    So how about a pic showing peace?
    See it here…
    http://canadiantravelbugs.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/peaceful-weekly-travel-theme/

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  35. 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.
    http://canadiantravelbugs.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/peaceful-2-travel-theme/

  36. adinparadise says:

    Beautiful photos, Ailsa. I’ll see what I can come up with. 🙂

  37. Truly peaceful, Ailsa, and beautifully. soothing. The first one a stunning sunset. I also love the fog.

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  39. I think I will give you my morning walk – a truly peaceful one by the sea.
    http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/travel-theme-peaceful/

  40. Wonderful pictures as always Ailsa!

  41. ledrakenoir says:

    Wonderful photos, very well captured… 🙂

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