Travel theme: Motion

Last night’s fireworks display was made all the more beautiful by the lake water gently lapping beneath the glow of pyrotechnics. The motion of those waves has given me this week’s theme. First up, a city in motion – a mass yoga session in the heart of Times Square is how New Yorkers welcome the Solstice.

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Gazing from the window of the Empire Builder, speeding through America’s heartland, I spotted a shiny silver tanker kicking up a dust storm in front of a Badland outcrop.

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Airborne adventurers on the Jersey shore – I couldn’t resist this shot because it looked as if teeny, tiny people were going to have a rude encounter with a giant lamppost. Ahh, the power of perspective.

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A fire eater in Guatemala getting ready to snack on something hot. I love the expression of the little boy in the front row.

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Last but not least, an elegant gull with stubby little wings getting ready for takeoff in Long Beach, New York.

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Are you ready to spring into action? 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: Motion
  • 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.

So set the wheels in motion with your interpretation of this week’s theme.

xxx Ailsa

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” – William Faulkner

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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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174 Responses to Travel theme: Motion

  1. aj vosse says:

    I think I may have something for you tomorrow morning! Your para-glider sparked a memory… 😉

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Love the parachute!

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  4. Ben says:

    That link to the “Empire Builder” post was a great read. Thanks for sharing.

    Strange when I am the only thing moving when the Bangkok roads are entirely full of cars…

    http://pathsunwritten.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

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  6. Ese' s Voice says:

    The parachute is really cool but I also like the mass yoga session. 🙂
    Wonderful theme, Ailsa, and here’ s my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

    • ailsapm says:

      It was pretty spectacular to see the whole of Times Square doing yoga, Ese, and the weather was so hot and humid I don’t know where they got the energy! Love your post, that slide looks like an awful lot of fun.

  7. Amy says:

    Great theme, Ailsa! The summer solstice is incredible!

  8. Heyjude says:

    Another vote for the parachute – great capture. Shall have to go away and think about my entry now…
    Jude xx

  9. markd60 says:

    Excellent motion shots.

  10. Colline says:

    It must have been amazing to see so many people doing yoga together at the same time.

  11. adinparadise says:

    Amazing photos for the new theme. Thanks, Ailsa. 🙂

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  13. Love the yoga photo. I didn’t even have to think about it this week. Niece and nephew come to town, photos of kids in motion. http://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

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  18. Great theme this week! Thank you, Ailsa! Here’s mine … https://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

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  20. Not only motion but also noise! (You’ll have to imagine this bit!!!!!!) http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/travel-thememotion/

  21. What a moving collection. Love that silver truck against the bluff – and that lamp pole about to be a landing spot

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  23. masadiso79 says:

    The yoga and the parachute pictures are precious! Here’s my entry: http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/ Enjoy!

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  25. I took great photos of the Fourth of July fireworks last night and their motion is quite a challenge to capture. I think I did well. 🙂
    http://milkapejovic.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion-of-fourth-of-july-fireworks/

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  27. loganbruin says:

    Not much time this morning to make a joke about how I’m so busy doing my own yoga I don’t have time to check out the babes around me. . . okay, apparently there was.
    I went simple, as I have often been called. http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

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  29. Jane says:

    I’m slow in joining this band wagon. What a lovely series you have going on!

    http://withoutstringstied.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

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  31. fgassette says:

    Enjoyed your post and challenge. Here is mine: http://wp.me/p23TG1-2WO

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  33. Imelda says:

    Nice!

    Finally, I have something suitable for your theme – http://mywordwall.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

    Happy weekend. 🙂

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  35. In expectation of what will likely be a hot summer here in NYC, here’s some cool, refreshing beach motion from last year: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/

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  37. ledrakenoir says:

    “hahaha” – just love the gull maybe it’s Jonathan Seagull… ‘;-)

    All wonderful photos, very well captured… 🙂

  38. schlomorig says:

    Nice theme ! Funny, I remember being one of those doing yoga in time square a few years back 😉
    Now I need to look for a picture in motion !!

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  41. Pat . says:

    Love your photos.
    I have an animal focus for your theme this week…
    http://pat666.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/travel-theme-motion/

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  43. Shaanthz says:

    Ailsa, I love all different forms of motion in your pictures. Here is mine —
    http://shaanthz.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/travel-theme-motion/

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  46. Great photos. Here is my niece doing something dangerous – as usual!
    http://empressnasigoreng.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/travel-theme-niece-in-motion/

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