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

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  2. River of Light – very nice.
    This was a tough one but I found an image…
    I may even try again.

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  7. Hi Ailsa! My second weekly challenge! I’m enjoying browsing my photos and putting them together. Here are a few of my rivers:

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  9. Tina Schell says:

    Loved your challenge this week Ailsa, so decided to jump in 🙂 using some rivers in my response to the weekly photo challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Nancy says:

    What a wonderful travel theme! Thank You for hosting this! I enjoyed your photos. Please stop on over to my blog and see what I posted for Travel Theme~Rivers. THANK YOU!

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  17. goannasnake says:

    I’m a bit late, but here is my post. My first time on this blog.

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  19. ibuseno says:

    Love this theme, I love rivers, because I grew up on the banks of the river . and here my contribution

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  22. tchistorygal says:

    Gorgeous rivers – my favorite places to be! 🙂

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  24. angelocrux says:

    This is an earlier post that works perfectly for this week’s theme.
    I’ll come back with a new one with more shots of rivers. 🙂

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  28. lolaWi says:

    Thanks for the challenge Ailsa. You have amazing photos. Here’s my entry:

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  30. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa, Here is my first selection for your rivers challenge. As a travel destination La Seine, Paris is probably one of the most popular. Regards Peet

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  33. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    my second series for your rivers challenge comes from Provence in the south of France. Regards Peet

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  38. Leya says:

    Majestic beauties! But, my entry is only a small one – a river close to my home.

  39. Kris says:

    Cool! The Snake River looks amazing. Here’s mine:

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  41. sueslaght says:

    Thank you Ailsa for this challenge. How about a rafting trip on the colorado river through the Grand Canyon?

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