Travel theme: Silver

A little bit later than usual, thanks to a lengthy power cut, but finally, here’s this week’s travel theme. The sun is currently hiding behind thick layers of dark cloud, and although the days are supposed to be getting longer, it doesn’t feel like it right now. Still, up ahead I have caught a glimpse of the proverbial silver lining… dark sky, sliver lining, cloud, travel, travelogue, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney …and I’m hopeful that sunny days will soon be here again. In the meantime, here are some other silvery sights I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, a giant silver needle known as The Spire in the centre of Dublin. dublin, ireland, spire, spike, travel, travelogue, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney

There was a silver street performer in Boston

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…and a silvery sculpture in Seattle

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…silver skyscrapers in Philadelphia

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…a silver tunnel on the way from Yale University to the New Haven train station…

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and a burst of silver fireworks over Manhattan celebrating Fleet Week.

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Now I’m serving up this week’s theme on a silver platter for your interpretation. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Silver
  • 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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Show me the silver!

xxx Ailsa

Silver, gold – I don’t discriminate! I like sparkly things. – Charlaine Harris
Every crowd has a silver lining. – P.T. Barnum

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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192 Responses to Travel theme: Silver

  1. K2 in Canada says:

    I love the clouds the most. Looks like home – which is also my most favourite travel location :-). Here is my collection: http://k2incanada.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/travel-theme-silver/

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  6. Lynne Ayers says:

    I really love your photos for this one Ailsa, particularly the performer and the skyscraper. Here’s my collection http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/all-that-glitters-is-not-gold/

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  8. Great topic, Ailsa! I love silver more than gold, and in my post I talk about how silver is both a semi-precious metal with healing ability–and a color. I always use silver in my fantasy novels, like Selah the slave girl fights off witchcraft with a silver pendant and a sword (but I believe in using spiritual swords, not actual metal ones). I even added my first-ever poll: Do you like silver or gold? Enjoy! http://lonnalisawilliams.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/silver/

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  10. Su Leslie says:

    Great photos – I particularly love the sculptures and the street performer! Here’s my take on the silver theme: http://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/travel-theme-silver/

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  12. pommepal says:

    Love your silver photos Ailsa, I struggled this week, also had a few loading problems… 😦 but here it is…
    http://pommepal.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/travel-theme-silver

  13. The silver street performer is adorable. Makes you want to paint yourself! Cute!

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  15. babsje says:

    I like your thoughts of a silver lining!

    Mine should be filed under just for fun.

    Great Blue Heron Channeling Vanna White Selling Real Estate

    http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/great-blue-heron-channeling-vanna-white-selling-real-estate/

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  17. A silver shimmer abounds. Hope your power stays on – the days are a tiny bit longer and the sun’s angle has changed: there’s morning sun in windows this week where there was none last week. How the week shines brightly

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  25. Y. Prior says:

    I want to share a silver tree (metal one in DC) not sure if there is a pingback, but here is the link:
    http://tuesdayart.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/travel-theme-silver-metal-tree-in-d-c/

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  27. Love the urban silver light show and designs. Mine is a quiet, misty canal and silver boat: http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/travel-theme-silver/

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  30. Lovely photos. Is that street performer one of those ones that stands still for hours? It must be such a hard thing to do! Here’s my silver collection – http://wp.me/pRM20-1Yx

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  32. cyardin says:

    Tough theme for me this week Ailsa. Love the needle in Dublin, it’s cool. I also like the silver sculpture in Seattle. Here is my go for the week.

    http://christopheryardin.com/2014/01/22/travel-theme-silver/

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  34. ideflex says:

    Gorgeous glittering pix – I adore silver – doesn’t matter what! Please have a look at
    http://acrossthebored.com/2014/01/22/travel-theme-silver/

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  37. It was cold when I took this shot, so the added silver just accentuates that:
    http://marantophotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/weekly-travel-theme-silver/
    Thanks for your visit.
    Cheers!

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  40. carolee1945 says:

    What a fabulous theme: silver….. you are so utterly inspiring to me, I cannot stand it!!!!

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