Travel theme: Architecture

Fresh from my visit to the architectural playground of Seattle’s Central Library, I’m looking through some of the more interesting architecture I’ve found along the way on my travels. There was the intricately ornate Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Merced in Antigua, Guatemala.

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Merced, guatemala, antigua, architecture, latin america, travel, ailsa prideaux-mooney

The view of towers surrounding New York’s 9/11 Memorial, still under construction at the time of my visit, will stay with me forever.

Clouds appear to drift through the partially constructed buildings

I’ll never forget my surprise at seeing the soaring interior of the Franciscan Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre on the outskirts of Washington DC.

old byzantium monastery catacombs washington dc franciscan

Last but not least, the warm and cosy facade of Bewley’s coffee shop on Dublin‘s Grafton Street, all decked out for the holidays. It is still one of my favourite places to snuggle up with a cup of coffee.

Grafton Street facade

If you would like to build upon this theme and join in this week’s travel photo challenge (everyone’s welcome), here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Architecture
  • 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 – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens. If you’re following via email there won’t be a change but if you’re following via WordPress you will need to sign up for email or RSS.

Looking forward to seeing what you construct for this week’s theme.

xxx Ailsa

“I call architecture frozen music.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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165 Responses to Travel theme: Architecture

  1. i*Kan says:

    Hi! I’ve been following for a while, but my first time participating. Awesome theme! Here’s my post…
    http://kanwalkwilltravel.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-inspiration-and-the-inspired/

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    My gosh, I really love that second photo.

    That there is such amazing human creations out there… WOW. Very interesting insight, thank you.

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  4. elizz says:

    hi ailsa, here’s my entry for this week’s theme http://starlight427.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/travel-theme-architecture/
    wishing you a nice weekend 🙂

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  7. fgassette says:

    Here is mu entry for this week. http://wp.me/p23TG1-36c

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  11. livvy30 says:

    Lovely shots Ailsa. So hard to chose this week! Here are mine. http://ayearinmyshoes.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/travel-theme-architecture/

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  13. Lovely photos Alisa! I have a little story about the Log Cabin in Edmonds for my post today: http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/08/10/travel-theme-architecture/

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  15. Lynne Ayers says:

    I love your variety, Ailsa. The last one, is a place I have long wanted to visit – I am a Grafton, and my sister and I need to have a picture of the Grafton girls on Grafton Street, especially since it might have an actual link to our family, who are from Ireland. For myself, I had to decide where to focus, and I chose Rotterdam – http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/rotterdam-architecture/

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  17. Ardun Ward says:

    Wow can’t wait to see Guatemala!! Great shot!

  18. pdjpix says:

    Hi Aisa,
    Couldn’t resist another series-this one for library enthusiasts and church lovers. Regards Peet
    http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/architecture-2-dominican-church-bookstore/

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  24. I picked this one because it makes a contrast to Seattle’s modern and futuristic buildings. It looks like a great city to visit.

    http://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/old-hartlepool/

  25. Great theme and gorgeous shots of beautiful arcitecture, Ailsa! That yellow and white – difficult to take ones eyes off it…
    My choice is totally different:
    http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/travel-theme-architecture/

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  27. Amy says:

    Great theme, Ailsa! These are majestic architecture.

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  32. Sas says:

    I’m mixing mine up with the weekly photo challenge this week, hope you like it 🙂 http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/architecture-two-ways/

  33. Cedar R. says:

    So glad I found your blog and your weekly travel themes! Looking forward to participating in future themes. Here is my contribution, spanning from the ancient Khmer Empire to modern-day New York City 🙂 –> http://roadsiroam.com/2013/08/11/travel-theme-architecture/

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  37. Kris says:

    The Franciscan monastery is beautiful! I selected buildings from San Francisco, St. Petersburg and Barcelona for this theme: http://brain.queenkv.org/2013/08/11/travel-theme-architecture/

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  39. dadirri7 says:

    your photos contain so much variety Ailsa … a grab bag of sweeties … each one so perfect! here is mine … new things in Singapore 🙂 http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/travel-theme-architecture/

  40. In my latest post there are many photos and I’ve spoken a bit about what I thought of the architecture at Santiago de Compostela
    http://gitanjalisinghcherian.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/remembering-santiago-de-compostela/

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  42. I don’t often join in but I couldn’t resist this one, but so much amazing architecture throughout the years to choose from. Here’s my contribution: http://travellingbag.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/travel-theme-architecture/

  43. out10about says:

    Great theme, love the detail of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Merced.

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