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

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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141 Responses to Travel theme: Hidden

  1. Interesting theme and scary things you show us! Great shots! Here’s another scary one – at least if you live in Sweden!

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  3. Cool Deb says:

    thank goodness your brilliant perspective and blog aren’t “hidden.” As always, super enjoyed!

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  6. Gwen. says:

    There’s a narrative that goes with these photos, all from a recent trip to Glacier National Park:

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  8. Nice! Love his eye looking at you.

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  11. mpejovic says:

    Love the alligator!
    I’m not sure how I managed to do this but I’m featuring mostly insects for this photo theme.

  12. dadirri7 says:

    hi Ailsa … such a delightful challenge … mine is pretty close to home … although travellers were disrupted by the ship wreck long ago ..

  13. xtinakm says:

    Charleston is my second home…. literally. I actually lived right around the corner from that cemetery. It’s left overgrown intentionally because of their beliefs.

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  16. My long overdue contribution! I’d almost given up on blogging on The Rewild West because I have my own personal page for my writing now ( but the least I can do is post some nice photography! =)

    —Love and Liberation—

    Jan @ TheRewildWest,

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  18. Amy says:

    I love, love the bamboo forest! This is a cool challenge, Ailsa. Here is my entry;

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  21. Angeline M says:

    Trying to make it under the wire for your challenge this week. I love the graveyard (does that sound weird?)
    Here is my contribution for the challenge this week:

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  25. Nessy San says:

    Hello Ailsa, I am very grateful of your photochallenge so I joined on the last day, wee I managed to find your challenge before it ended this week! Here’s my entry:
    I will look forward on the next one. Take care!

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  28. babsje says:

    Here’s mine, short and sweet:

    Got the Blues?

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  30. wildsherkin says:

    Hi Ailsa,

    I see that my comment hasn’t appeared. I think I said something like’ From the sublime to the ridiculous’!

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  33. nudiereader says:

    Your photos are amazing. I love the graveyard. There’s something so sad yet peaceful about old graveyards.

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