Travel theme: Yellow

I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when I woke up to clear skies and an unfamiliar yellow sphere shining down on this little patch of the planet. It feels like an eternity since I last saw sunshine so it was with glee that I leapt out of bed and watched a European goldfinch flit about the garden in a blur of red and yellow.

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Fresh from a few blissful golden hours of sunshine, here are some more yellow sights I’ve found along the way. First up, the yellow archway of Arco de Santa Catalina in Antigua.

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A vibrant yellow escalator in Seattle’s Central Library. Almost as much fun as following the yellow brick road!

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Startling yellow lichen in Pleasant Valley, just before a baby elk had a traumatic encounter with the American River.

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A cheeky yellow scooter abandoned on a rooftop in Georgetown.

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Well, all trace of sunshine has long since departed and overcast skies are now lashing rain, so I’m going for a quick walk under cover of my cheery yellow umbrella.

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Now it’s your turn so don’t be yellow, get ready with your interpretation of 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: Yellow
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Let’s get mellow yellow! xxx Ailsa

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso


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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214 Responses to Travel theme: Yellow

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  4. Nice lichen, Ailsa.
    Here’s some yellow straight from hell:

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  6. Ben says:

    A strange Myanmar pagoda under yellow layers while under repair.

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  8. Alien Shores says:

    Hi Ailsa …. Here is my Yellow interpretation

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  10. I particularly like the umbrella!
    Here is my response (daughter’s sunflowers in our front garden):

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  12. timwolverson says:

    This was a difficult one! I don’t have much yellow. Lot’s of red and blue, but little in the way of yellow.

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  15. Hi Ailsa,
    Thanks for another fun challenge! Here is my response:

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  18. Great yellow images, Ailsa. I hope that scooter is safely secured up there. 🙂

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  20. fgassette says:

    Great photos! Here is my entry,


  21. sudapoedia47 says:

    Hi, gosh this is fun. Here’s my link:

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  29. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some great yellows, I particularly like the stairs.
    Here is my entry for this week! ENJOY!

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  41. What fantastic yellow shots you’ve got. I just loved the escalator.

  42. I’m new to Travel Theme but I saw today’s theme and I had a Dafadill and neighbors yellows house that needed posting glad you were here.

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