Travel theme: Rivers

While writing about the Castel Sant’Angelo on the banks of the Tiber, it struck me that some of my favourite cities are dominated by their rivers; Rome’s Tiber, Dublin’s Liffey, New York’s Hudson and London’s majestic Thames. Here are a few wonderful rivers I’ve admired around the world. First up, the mighty Mississippi, at points so wide you’d scarce believe it was a river. What a perfect place for Huckleberry Finn and his pal Jim to discover freedom.

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A rather different kind of river; one made of lava in the area surrounding Mount St Helens volcano.

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The mighty Snake River, which starts in Yellowstone and snakes past some of the world’s most glorious landscape before tumbling into the Columbia River. It is this river that Evel Knievel tried to jump but didn’t quite make it.

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A River of Light as Dubliners welcome the New Year. Everyone was invited to bring or make a lantern and join in the procession that wound its way through the city centre after dark.

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There are many more rivers near and dear to my heart, but I’m going to stop midstream and pass the paddle to you. 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: Rivers
  • 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

Oh and by the way, May 9th is Lost Sock Memorial Day. Spare a thought for all those lonely socks out there!



Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense. – Mark Angelo

To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together. – Barry Lopez

By the side of the river he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea. – Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows)

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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122 Responses to Travel theme: Rivers

  1. Anne Camille says:

    I just posted this taken on the River Waal for another challenge, but I have plenty more river pics that I’ll post later!

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  6. Jaspa says:

    Great theme Ailsa. I’ve yet to see the Snake for myself (I’ve only been to Yellowstone in the winter)… it looks an amazing colour!

    Anyway, here are a few of my favourite rivers:

  7. Heyjude says:

    Love the Snake River, Ailsa, There are a lot of very BIG rivers in the US. I shall look for a more local one to show you tomorrow 🙂
    Jude xx

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  12. Quan says:

    Thanks for another great challenge! It was fun to revisit my old photos!

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  14. I share your love for cities by the river! Lovely photos. Here’s my entry:

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  18. Thanks for another great challenge, Ailsa. Here is my response:

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  20. Thank you, Ailsa! Here is a peek at life on the Amazon River in “Jungle Born.”

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  25. aj vosse says:

    Greetings!! You mention the Liffey so I showed it! 😉

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  32. Hello Ailsa. Here’s a southamerican river:

  33. Lynne Ayers says:

    I too like the rivers and as you said, so many of the great cities are closely associated with a river, it’s original means of commerce. I'[m a small ‘c’ river collector 😉

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  39. aishasoasis says:

    Omg, that river of light is incredibly awesome!
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  40. Some amazing photos. I’m a massive river fan, sometimes I dance in them. Favourite are Thames, Hudson and River Pinn, my local river where I used to catch stickleback as a wee lad.

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