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. bebs1 says:

    Been traveling in the Rockies this week and I found plenty of peaceful moments. http://bebs1.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/travel-theme-challenge-peaceful/

  2. ninano says:

    A walk in the summer night; dusk in Göteborg, Sweden. Very peaceful 😉
    http://vackrare.com/2013/06/08/peaceful

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  8. Awesome road shot, love the clouds!

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  10. And here’s my addition to this weeks theme. It comes from Jamaica. http://laavventura.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  13. ideflex says:

    We never really relax until we get to the West coast… please have a look at
    http://acrossthebored.com/2013/06/08/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  16. Penelope says:

    I love your Inwood Hill Park photo, really great shot. Here is my contribution for this week http://wp.me/p2EtxI-y9

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  19. Tish Farrell says:

    As ever, very striking photos, Ailsa. Now here are some of mine: Peaceful wildlife, unpeaceful writer: http://wp.me/pKVAM-aK

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  21. I love the variety of your photos Alisa, beautiful choices. 🙂
    I have a peaceful day to show from Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley, WA.
    http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/06/08/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  23. @$teffi says:

    such nice photos…but first one is my favourite 😉
    here is my peaceful contribution to the challenge…. http://tomotherearthwithlove.com/2013/06/08/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  25. Sas says:

    Ooh…a great opportunity to use some of my recent travel photos 🙂 http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  27. Loca Gringa says:

    Truly inspiring. To have your blog as part of my life is one thing I cherish. Lovely pics! More importantly, you evoke thought in me. I thank you for that inspiration!

    http://locagringa.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/travel-theme-peaceful/?preview=true&preview_id=1627&preview_nonce=365132b2d8

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  30. Bams Triwoko says:

    Beautiful pictures, Ailsa… 🙂
    You had inspired us to make a trip, much thanks… 😀

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  32. Spreading peacefulness around the world…. great theme Ailsa
    Reblogged and added my own contributions here:
    http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  34. Watch my video of a peaceful Turkish protest. These people are not a “handful of looters.” http://lonnalisawilliams.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/peaceful-turkish-protest/

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  38. cyardin says:

    Hi Ailsa, you have picked a wonderful theme this week. I love your shots in Utah and Montana. I worked in Utah for a while and it is stunningly beautiful. Now I want to go on a roadtrip to Montana 🙂

    Here is my go at the theme.
    http://christopheryardin.com/2013/06/09/travel-theme-peaceful/

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  41. Incredible bold crimson sky at sunset in New York – magnificent. The fog over the mounains in Inwood Hill Park are mystical. Montana’s Big Sky Country is a winter lovers paradise. Great images of peafulness, Ailsa.
    I am attempting to create my own peace in my photos Hope you enjoy my entry.
    Isadora http://isadoraartandphotography.com/2013/06/09/travel-theme-peaceful/

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