Travel theme: Round

I’m still a little enchanted by the magic of Brian Boru’s fort, with its rounded earthen walls guarded by a ring of trees, so I went looking for a few more rounded photos I’ve taken on my travels.

First up, the glowing and humming round flowers of the Sonic Bloom exhibit in Seattle.

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An eye-catching ball of water fountain in the lobby of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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Looking through the round portholes of a rather unusual ship in a bottle along the banks of the Hudson River in Manhattan.


The stunning ceiling of an unexpected monastery with more than a few secrets on the outskirts of Washington D.C.

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I hope you’re going to stick a-round to come up with your own interpretation. If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Round
  • 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
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes



Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate                                  – J.R.R. Tolkien

Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home. – James Joyce

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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156 Responses to Travel theme: Round

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  3. ninano says:

    A UFO from the southern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden

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  8. Tish Farrell says:

    And here’s my round, Ailsa – Season’s Round in Nice, Cote d’Azur:

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  14. Love the Sonic Bloom. I’ve had Joni Mitchell on my mind a lot recently so this fit right in…

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  17. We saw the Sonic Bloom exhibition a few weeks ago but didn’t take any photos… thanks for sharing yours! My Decatur Island Round is here:

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  19. Sorry I am cheating, but I did the same theme a few weeks back, so to save time I will share it again in case you missed it 🙂

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  21. Quan says:

    Wow! This one really had me searching – but thanks for the challenge!

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  23. babsje says:

    Love the water fountain sphere!

    Here’s mine for this week:

    Goes Around, Comes Around

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  26. sueslaght says:

    Ailsa I love the photo of the water fountain in the Bellagio. My contribution is from Vegas too!

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  29. Good Evening Ailsa …
    Exceptional variety of photos showcasing – Round.
    her is my entry ..

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  32. suej says:

    Aaah, I like this theme! Here’s my take on ‘Round’ :

  33. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa and everybody !
    Here my “rounds”
    Ciao ciao

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  37. Andrew Seal says:

    The ceiling is stunning; great challenge Ailsa. Here’s my submission for this week:

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  43. Jaspa says:

    I’ve got another ‘Round’ subject for you, Ailsa… the Earth! Happy Earth Day!

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