Travel theme: Big

My recent visit to the extremely large and slightly menacing Fremont Troll got me thinking about other big sights I’ve encountered on my travels. Journeying along Washington State’s North Cascades Highway, Liberty Bell Mountain will stop you in your tracks with its scale and beauty.

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I can still hear the whirring of the white windmills covering Tehachapi Pass; the biggest wind farm I’ve ever seen.

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After driving through the desert and reaching Las Vegas just as night fell, it was pretty startling to see a fifty foot tall Gordon Ramsay glaring at us from the side of a mini Arc de Triomphe.

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But the one sight that will remain emblazoned upon my mind’s eye forever is my very first sight of Montana‘s big skies.

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Are you ready to live large and join in this week’s travel photo theme? Everyone’s welcome, so if you want to join in, here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Big
  • 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 the big picture or pictures you come up with for this week’s challenge.

xxx Ailsa

“You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.” – Robert Anton Wilson

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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171 Responses to Travel theme: Big

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  5. These are wonderful shots, Ailsa – the big sky is magnificent, but I’m not sure how I’d feel about being confronted with the larger than life Gordon Ramsay! I’m on the run right now, so I sort of cheated – I’m sharing a previous post on this topic (mea culpa, but I have missed doing this while life is so hectic, and I really wanted to participate!)
    XOXOXO
    Here it is: http://theretiringsort.com/2012/10/13/so-big/

  6. bulldog says:

    I love the last photo…

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  8. Hi Alisa, your Montana Sky photo is wonderful! My story about trying three ideas for “Big” is here: http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/08/17/travel-theme-big/

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  10. K2 in Canada says:

    Haven’t found much time to participate lately even though I check out you great pictures every week! Here is a quick one:http://k2incanada.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/travel-theme-big/

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  16. Hi Ailsa, Here’s a shot of our massive Sange de Cristo mountains:
    http://weirdandcoolstuff.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/travel-theme-big/
    Happy travels, Ruth

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  20. 4otomo says:

    Hi! Ailsa
    105m high! this stadiums pretty big 🙂
    here’s my post for this week…….
    http://4otomo.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/travel-theme-big/

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  22. I didn’t have to think twice about what I was going to put up for this one! 🙂
    http://gitanjalisinghcherian.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/travel-theme-big/
    Love your Travel Theme challenges Ailsa 🙂

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  24. dadirri7 says:

    the fun continues thank you ailsa! http://wp.me/p1kP6q-1Dt

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  27. Su Leslie says:

    Love the Gordon Ramsay shot!!! Here’s my contribution http://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/travel-theme-big/

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  30. Sas says:

    Thanks for this one Ailsa, it allowed me to dig out some great photos and some great memories 🙂 http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/travel-theme-big/

  31. I love your big windfarm (I saw many big ones in Spain) and the big Montana skies! Here’s mine from Richmond, Virginia: http://catbirdinamerica.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/hollywood-cemetery-travel-theme-big/

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  34. scsurfbutler says:

    Hi Alisa, Big views like it here is my entry
    http://scsurfbutler.com/2013/08/18/travel-theme-big/
    Have a great week

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  39. sinpolaris says:

    Late to the party this week, but I have a big umbrella to show for it…
    http://sinpolaris.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/travel-theme-big/

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