Travel theme: Ancient

Rome is filled with antiquities and you happen across them when you least expect it; rounding the corner of a narrow cobbled street and suddenly coming face to face with a ruin that dates back to centuries B.C. At night, the Forum of Augustus is illuminated and its splendour will stop you in your tracks when you first catch sight of this ancient complex, which was officially inaugurated in 2 B.C.

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On the other side of the world, here are the White House ruins; cliff dwellings of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples found in Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly.

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Further south, one of my most memorable experiences in Guatemala was watching the sun set over the jungle in Tikal, seeing the tops of ancient temples peeping out above the tree canopy. It is quite overwhelming to see how expertly nature has reclaimed an area that was once a thriving metropolis.

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Now it’s over to you for 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: Ancient
  • 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 your most decrepit, worn and torn, antediluvian shots!

xxx Ailsa

“Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.” – Ovid

“Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.” – Francis Picabia

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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146 Responses to Travel theme: Ancient

  1. tgeriatrix says:

    I love your first picture! It looks so surrealistic, great! Here is my ancient discovery:

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  5. What a fun theme, Ailsa. And fantastic photos. It makes me plan more travel!! Here is my contribution to this week’s theme. Ancient enough?

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  8. K2 in Canada says:

    This weeks theme definitely reminder me on all those far away destinations that are on my list but seem so far out of reach right now. But even without I found some interesting pictures about ancient things.

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  10. suej says:

    Well, here are my glimpses of Ancient Greek and Roman :

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  13. fgassette says:

    Here is my entry, The Red Rocks of Sedona, AZ.


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  15. Indira says:

    Hi Ailsa superb photographs. I didn’t have any pic other than this-

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  20. sueslaght says:

    Thank you for this challenge Ailsa. My entry comes from ancient Ephesus in Turkey.

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  23. Beautiful old, architecture of ancient places and past times in your photos, and the others. Mine is a symbol of bygone time too:

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  25. Tish Farrell says:

    This prompt gave me the chance to have another showing of my rather aging Great Zimbabwe pix. A city that was abandoned in 1450 AD but no one knows exactly why:

  26. Suguna says:

    I love your travel theme posts! This is my take on this week’s theme:

  27. lumar1298 says:

    One of my favorite places… Lonely, Lor

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  31. A bit against the grain, I posted some shots from Ancient Ireland, in various incarnations. 🙂

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  35. Amy says:

    I love the ancient theme. Your post is fantastic! Here is my entry:

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  39. Ailsa, I love your shot from Guatemala. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do this week, the art museum saved me 🙂
    Art and fresh flowers are part of my take on the challenge:

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  41. bevchen says:

    Wonderful photos, as always. I especially love the temples poking out of the trees. Beautiful!

    Here’s my attempt:

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