Travel theme: Sky

That crazy in flight video has got me longing to hop on a plane right now, but in the meantime, I can appease my yearning to take to the skies with a few sky-centric photos. I can’t think of a better place to start than with this morning’s dramatic purple and orange dawn over the east coast of Ireland.

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A massive thunderstorm brewing over Jamaica Bay – just after I took this photo there was a blinding bolt of lightning and a torrential downpour. I was like a drowned rat, but luckily managed to keep my camera dry.

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Sitting on a Manhattan rooftop waiting for 4th of July fireworks, watching the sun go down over the Hudson River. The fireworks were fun but that pink peach purple streaked sky was a hard act to follow.

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Last but not least, blue skies mirrored in Bonneville Salt Flats which was flooded when I took this photo. It was one of the most dizzyingly beautiful sights I’ve ever seen.

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It’s high time I passed it over to you for your interpretation of this week’s theme, through prose or poetry, a single photo or a whole gallery, the choice is up to you – the sky’s the limit. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Sky
  • 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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Reach for the sky!

xxx Ailsa

“It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.” – John Ruskin

“My witness is the empty sky.” – Jack Kerouac

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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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184 Responses to Travel theme: Sky

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  3. lvsrao says:

    Very Nice post. Interesting.

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  6. ninano says:

    The sailor’s wife, wating in Göteborg, Sweden:
    http://vackrare.com/2013/11/30/travel-theme-sky

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  8. Rusha Sams says:

    Love your skies, for sure. Here’s a sky seen in Knoxville, Tennessee this fall — love the sky and the reflection! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2013/11/30/travel-theme-sky/

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  10. suej says:

    Here’s mine, Ailsa, combining your challenge and the weekly photo challenge for wordpress. Hopoe you like them: http://suejudd.com/2013/11/30/weekly-photo-challenge-let-there-be-light-travel-theme-sky/

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  12. Lynne Ayers says:

    Nature paints some beautiful skies – it is a wonderful direction to point the camera and you captured some beautiful scenes here.

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  14. Hello Ailsa, I do like the thunderstorm sky shot!
    Here’s a mongolian sky: http://wp.me/p16tta-u1

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  16. Max510 says:

    Not very happy today… but for my friend Caterina…
    http://wp.me/pjXOq-1Q8

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  18. your photos are fabulous as always. I love photographing the sky, so here are mine:
    http://traveller2006.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/travel-theme-sky/

  19. Tish Farrell says:

    marvellous skies. Especially love the storm behind the grasses.

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  27. Nice theme and love the storm over Jamaica Bay. I think I will return again…
    http://quotidianhudsonriver.com/2013/11/30/11-30-13-travel-theme-sky/

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  29. Anne Camille says:

    Love the purple sky over Manhattan! Here are some colorful skies & clouds: http://wp.me/p1tzBV-2dT

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  31. Indira says:

    Hi Ailsa, wonderful photos of sky. Mother nature wins hands down. Here is my entry- http://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/travel-theme-sky/

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  33. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    Skies are cool; every cloud has a silver photographer lining up to take a shot…
    regards Peet
    http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/sky/

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