Travel theme: Hidden

When I was exploring Charleston, South Carolina earlier this week, my friend and I took a wrong turn and ended up in what looked like an overgrown garden. As we tried to find our way back to the street, we spotted this hidden graveyard peeping out through the lush foliage.

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Still in South Carolina, boating through a swamp, there were a couple of hidden onlookers skulking off in the distance.

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I was thrilled to discover a hidden bamboo forest in Rye, New York.

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And finally, a piece of the Berlin Wall hiding in plain sight in the middle of Manhattan.

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Now over to you for your stealthiest, undercover photos. 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: Hidden
  • 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.

Can’t wait to see what you reveal for this week’s challenge.

xxx Ailsa

“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.” – Pablo Picasso

“Everybody has a world, and that world is completely hidden until we begin to inquire. As soon as we do, that entire world opens to us and yields itself. And you see how full and complex it is.” – David Guterson

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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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141 Responses to Travel theme: Hidden

  1. Heyjude says:

    love the hidden graveyard, don’t love the skulking alligator (how well camouflaged is he?). Off to seek some hidden gems now… see you later 😉
    Jude xx

  2. suej says:

    Oh, fab, love your idea and images….now I have to see what I might have skulking…..

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  4. Ben says:

    I quite enjoyed that bamboo forest one. Is that somewhere in the middle of the city ( I know not on Manhattan)?

    This mountain temple was ‘hidden’ until only about a month ago, when I finally found out what it was.

    http://pathsunwritten.com/2013/09/06/travel-theme-hidden/

  5. bevchen says:

    Wow, what an interesting theme! I’ll have to see if I can find anything for it.

    Love the hidden graveyard.

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  8. Heyjude says:

    OK I’m back with some images of one of my favourite hidden places in Paris
    http://smallbluegreenfotos.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/travel-theme-hidden/
    Jude xx

  9. Ese' s Voice says:

    Interesting prompt, Ailsa! And must admit that swamp looks like a scary place to me…though the photo is impressive!
    Here’s my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/travel-theme-hidden/

  10. The Rider says:

    Hi Ailsa, I just could not resist this quick one- Loch Ness and the Monster… (an old family joke…) http://vosperdruiter.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/hidden-ailsas-travel-theme/

  11. nenskei says:

    omgee.. the crocodile …

  12. DagEnDauw says:

    Hi Ailsa, and friends.

    Today I started a brandnew blog only for this kind of challenges.
    Here’s my entry for “hidden”,
    http://lanterfanteren.blogspot.be/2013/09/hidden.html
    Hope you like my approach.

    Have a nice day
    Dauw

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  14. Angie says:

    Hi Ailsa! Here’s my early entry for this week. Have a great weekend! http://momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/travel-theme-hidden/

  15. anon says:

    Oh my goodness……you were actually boating in a swamp!!? With such creatures lurking there?!Oh! child of grace…..

  16. Indira says:

    Loved all the photographs. Is it really an alligator? I thought it is a rock then noticed it’s eye. Really wonderful pics.

  17. aj vosse says:

    How about showing you something of Dublin… Ireland’s little hidden treasure? 😉

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  19. Joe Owens says:

    I loved the hidden graveyard as well. I will have to sort through my photo archives to see if I have enough to enter this challenge. I do like the idea, just not sure what I have to offer.

  20. atkokosplace says:

    Enjoyed the pictures. Even loved the lurking beast!

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  22. markd60 says:

    I love the Spanish Moss in SC

  23. Fab photos, as usual. The graveyard is definitely a story waiting to happen …

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  25. fotograffer says:

    Tried to hide from this week’s theme, but just couldn’t do it, so here it is:

    http://ronmayhewphotography.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/hidden/

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  27. Great shots, Ailsa – and a terrific challenge. Hopefully I’ll be able to participate this week … after I’ve moved into the new flat 🙂

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  33. My image this week was taken by my husband in Alaska. Getting to see whales bubble-netting is a fairly rare sight, so thought it would fit into the “Hidden” theme.
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  37. Magical photos, Ailsa! The bamboo and graveyard are beautiful.
    Here’s my tiny contribution: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/travel-theme-hidden/

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  39. pommepal says:

    This week I travel back to a sad memory of a culture that has been denied and hidden for a long time. http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/travel-theme-hidden

  40. I do so love an old cemetery and force all my visitors to Highgate when staying with me. Why is the Berlin wall in NYC?????
    Anyway, here’s mine:
    http://mrscarmichael.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/travel-theme-hidden/

  41. Amy says:

    Great shots! Love the theme 🙂

  42. Ye Pirate says:

    Superb picture of alligator – and bamboo,and graveyard seems straight out of that area! http://teawithapirate.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/travel-theme-hidden/

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