Travel theme: Illuminated

After my twirl around Seattle’s giant, glowing, singing flowers, I am looking at a few other illuminated sights I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, the amazing illuminated Multiverse walkway at the National Gallery of Art in DC.

Leo Villareal Multiverse National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Here’s a bike taxi reflected in a pool of rainwater against the neon illuminations of New York’s Times Square.

reflections nyc bike taxi

Then there is the Chihuly glass flower ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the epicentre of illumination.

las vegas desert night glow us road trip usa america driving chihuly ceiling dale

Now it’s over to you to shed a little light on this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Illuminated
  • 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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Lighten up!

xxx Ailsa

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties. – Emil Nolde

There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. – James Thurber

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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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174 Responses to Travel theme: Illuminated

  1. Ann Koplow says:

    Wow! Loved this post. Thanks.

  2. Rusha Sams says:

    Love the pictures. The first one immediately reminded me of a tunnel in the Detroit airport that has ever-changing lights and music. Would be perfect for this challenge . . . if I had only taken that picture! Here’s to another good challenge!

  3. nenskei says:

    Wow! Amazing view!

  4. brecore says:

    LOVE your pictures. Will DEFINITELY be posting later. 🙂

  5. Erin O'Leary says:

    Beautiful! I love the first image! 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh Erin, that walkway was stunning, I went back and forth over and over like a little kid, watching all the different light patterns.

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  7. aj vosse says:

    Shine on you…. 😉

  8. suej says:

    Wow! Love that walkway and the stunning glass flower ceiling…. Not sure what I’ve got in the way of illuminations, will have to think. Hopefully I can come up with something illuminating… 😉

  9. wow! the multiverse walkway reminds me of yayoi kusama’s infinity rooms. lovely!

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  12. WOW love the first photo!!!!!

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  14. Ese' s Voice says:

    The first one is like a fairy-tale but the last one…wow, can’t take my eyes off it! 🙂
    Here’s my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/travel-theme-illuminated/

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  16. Kavi says:

    Love that first photo of the National Gallery of Art. As another commentor mentioned that it reminded her of the Detriot airport, the first thing I thought of was the illuminated walkway at O’hare in Chicago!

  17. photosbyandy says:

    I visited the National Gallery of art almost every weekend while I was in college.

  18. That walkway is amazing. I wonder how many people have missed their plane by not being able to leave the tunnel.

  19. Oops. I got confused with Rusha Sams’ comment. But I do love that shot.

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  22. The Rider says:

    Hi Ailsa- here is my play along… some of them might have been on the blog already, but just smile and pretend they are new… some are definitely new… http://vosperdruiter.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/illuminated-ailsas-travel-theme/

  23. I LOVE that first photo!

  24. vastlycurious.com says:

    Wonderful photographs, I have always wanted to see that walkway in DC !

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  26. Heyjude says:

    Love that glass flower ceiling, not sure I have anything to meet this challenge, but I will go away and rummage 🙂

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  30. Here is my entry for this week’s challenge: http://wp.me/p24idL-1P1

  31. wildsherkin says:

    Hi Ailsa, those glass flowers are amazing! Here is my contribution to this week’s theme:
    http://wildsherkin.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/travel-theme-illuminated/

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  34. Leya says:

    Glorious all three of them! Wonderful post! I’ll come up with something!

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  36. Those little lights are absolutely lovely, Ailsa! 😀
    Here’s my light in the darkness: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/travel-theme-illuminated/
    Have a great weekend, all of you.

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  38. Patrizia M. says:

    Bellissime foto, complimenti!!!

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