Travel theme: Height

Fresh from tackling the slightly nerve-wracking and extremely high trail around Devil’s Elbow, I can think of no better theme for this week’s challenge than height. The first thing that springs to mind when I think of height are the towering redwoods of Northern California.

humboldt forest state park redwoods california

Then there’s the man-made height of New York’s Empire State Building, as viewed from the equally impressive Top of the Rock.

Looking south from the Top of the Rock - towards the Empire State Building

Looking south from the Top of the Rock – towards the Empire State Building

Sticking with the man-made, I’ve got to give a shout out to Seattle’s very own Space Needle. Here’s a very sparkly shot I took last New Year’s Eve.

seattle washington space needle fireworks new years eve 2013

And back to nature for the final photo, a giant Ceiba tree aka The Tree of Life in the heart of Tikal’s jungle in northern Guatemala. This tree was so tall I couldn’t get far enough away to fit it all in the frame.

Impossibly tall Tree of LIfe, one of the most impressive trees I've seen to date

Now it’s high time I handed it over to you for your take on this week’s theme. If you would like to join in the weekly travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: High
  • 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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So swing into high gear and show me your highest highs!

xxx Ailsa

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” – Robert Frost

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammaraskjold

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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  8. pdjpix says:

    Hi Aisa, really enjoy your themes and hate it when I miss one. Here is my latest. regards Peet

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  11. pdjpix says:

    Sorry I misspelled your name before, Ailsda.

  12. Wanderlushh says:

    Awesome! I’m afraid of heights, but I do love them still.

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  17. Great shots – and I love that beautiful tree! Here’s my entry!

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  21. babsje says:

    I LOVE your giant redwood trees!

    Here’s mine for this week: Things with Wings

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  23. Amber Ray says:

    The Redwoods are on my bucket list! Amazing!
    Here’s to new heights…

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  27. Love the shot of the Space Needle! I’m no fan of heights, but I’ll do what it takes to get “the” shot.

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  30. Gaurab says:

    Really liked all the pictures. Here’s my entry for this week –

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  34. What a great selection of photos Ailsa. Here is my take on height for your theme.

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  38. Tish Farrell says:

    Hi Ailsa, my ‘height’ is The Smoke that Thunders’ aka Victoria Falls:

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