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.
Then there’s the man-made height of New York’s Empire State Building, as viewed from the equally impressive Top of the Rock.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
So swing into high gear and show me your highest highs!
“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
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Hi Aisa, really enjoy your themes and hate it when I miss one. Here is my latest. regards Peet
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One more selection from around… regards Peet
Sorry I misspelled your name before, Ailsda.
You got it right the first time, pdj – it’s Ailsa 🙂
Awesome! I’m afraid of heights, but I do love them still.
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I like the tower picture with the fireworks. http://nagpanaoan.com/2013/10/06/travel-theme-challenge-height/
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My contribution: http://northumbrianlight.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/travel-theme-height/
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Great shots – and I love that beautiful tree! Here’s my entry!
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Ailsa, have a fantastic week. Thanks for hosting.
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I LOVE your giant redwood trees!
Here’s mine for this week: Things with Wings
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The Redwoods are on my bucket list! Amazing!
Here’s to new heights…
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Love the shot of the Space Needle! I’m no fan of heights, but I’ll do what it takes to get “the” shot. http://ididitforjohnny.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/travel-theme-height/
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A few of our favorite kayaking spots from the air… http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/10/07/travel-theme-height/
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Really liked all the pictures. Here’s my entry for this week –
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A second pass:
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Hi Ailsa, here is my entry this week 🙂 http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/braving-new-heights/
What a great selection of photos Ailsa. Here is my take on height for your theme.
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Hi Ailsa, my ‘height’ is The Smoke that Thunders’ aka Victoria Falls: http://wp.me/pKVAM-nW
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