Travel theme: Play

On the way back to Seattle from a recent camping trip, my friend Sylvia and I encountered a massive traffic jam coming over Snoqualmie Pass. As the heat index rose, people abandoned their vehicles and a group of children up ahead of us started a game of football. Watching them play in the hazy heat against a line of silvery trucks, I couldn’t resist taking a photo. The guy camped out on the side of the road in his chair makes me giggle too; he came prepared for traffic.

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Here are a few variations on the theme of play that I found looking through my travel photos. How about bagpipers piping up a storm in Edinburgh…

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…or a glass of wine after playing the slots in Vegas

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…playing dress up on Hallowe’en in New York…

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…and playing with fire on Bonfire Night at Golden Gardens in Seattle.

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Now it’s your turn to play with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Play
  • 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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Can’t wait to see your take of this week’s challenge. Play ball!

xxx Ailsa

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

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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  7. Madoqua says:

    You could play a guitar on an ancient gothic bridge in France:

  8. great theme for this week’s challenge. Here are my playful shots:

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  10. The Rider says:

    I am having a hard time getting my next post published, I really hope it shows up this time…

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  14. While the kids are away, the stuffed animals play:

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  19. abusymom says:

    Hello Ailsa, love all your photos..:). My share of play,

  20. Children play at being soldiers and then grow up to see the battles that surround us. My slightly different view from Turkey:

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  23. ideflex says:

    Makes me wish I was five again – please have a look at

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