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
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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

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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174 Responses to Travel theme: Motion

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  2. tgeriatrix says:

    When I saw this travel theme I immediately thought of this picture:

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  6. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    I like this theme but have interpreted in a few different ways. regards Peet

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  8. Rosa says:

    love all your different views on the topic and of cause all accompanied by your lovely pictures

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  10. Good morning! As luck had it, I got the notification for your travel channel just before I left the house to spend the day at an amusement park. Serendipity rocks.

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  12. Angie says:

    Great photos you’ve got here, Ailsa. Here’s a short entry from me.

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  14. Hi Alisa, I love your airborne adventurers!
    My “in-motion” post is here:

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  16. Lots of motion at a football game.

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  20. Memory Catcher says:

    Love your photos, especially the mass yoga session!

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  25. Love the yoga photo. I’ve often thought of photographing my yoga class. I don’t think the class would think it a good idea. ~~~~~ : – )
    I think this is an interesting theme. I can’t wait to visit others and see what they have decided shows – Motion.

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  27. Pat says:

    Perfect theme for me to show you a horse in motion. 🙂

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  30. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s difficult to find anything original this time Ailsa!

  31. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I don’t know what happened but I got my link here without a comment, anyway it was tough to find anything original this week!

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  33. Great topic, Ailsa! I had fun with this one, and chose mostly to showcase the elegant motion of birds in southern California =)

    –Love and Liberation–

    Jan @ TheRewildWest

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  35. says:

    Great challenge and entries !

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  38. cyardin says:

    Great theme Ailsa, though tough one to shoot without good equipment to do your photos justice. My favourite one is the truck and its trails of dust while it was motoring along.

    Here is my go:

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  40. Su Leslie says:

    Fab photos: love the paraglider! More kid on skateboard pics from me:

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  44. patriciaddrury says:

    Meditation In Motion Tai Chi and other movement

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