It is hot, hot, hot and with the summer solstice just around the corner in the northern hemisphere, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are truly here. The sun is shining and so is this week’s theme. To start off, here are some giant shiny Christmas ornaments in midtown Manhattan.
Railroad tracks shining in the sunset during a quick break on the Empire Builder.
Check out the gleam of that paint finish. A rare sighting of a rare beauty; there are only 150 ‘Kissel Kars’ known to exist today. I spotted this one getting ready to hit the road in a vintage car rally in Wisconsin.
Hidden in a Seattle neighbourhood, there’s a rather special tree called the Holiday Tree which changes not just with the season but with the holiday. Here it is shining out in all its Valentine’s Day glory.
High noon over one of my favourite places on the planet, the awe-inspiring Zion National Park.
I hope you take a shine to 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: Shine
- 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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People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. – Elizabeth Kubler Ross
An age is called ‘dark’ not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it. – James Michener
Have to get trawling through the archive for this one, I think! Like your take on Zion National Park….
I was in the right spot at the right time, Sue, just as the sun came over the canyon. The whole place lit up bright red, it was gorgeous. xxx
And you took your chance! Have a lovely weekend 🙂
You too Sue! xxx
Oh, I love the tree. I want one exactly like it in my garden. Though I am wondering if that might increase my electricity bill a bit too much.
I love that tree too, Cindy, but yes, I suspect it would make for a hefty bill. Gulp.
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Beautiful gallery, Ailsa, but the shine of that Kissel Kar…alluring! 🙂
Here’s what I came up with this time: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/travel-theme-shine/
Lovely photos, Ese, but that funny little statue in Italy is my favourite, it’s adorable. 🙂
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Beautiful photos as always! 🙂
That last shot is incredible!
Thanks, it’s such a spectacular park, I’ve never seen anywhere quite like it. xxx
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Here goes, my response to your Travel Theme plus the WordPress Photo Challenge: http://suejudd.com/2014/06/20/weekly-photo-challenge-between-travel-theme-shine/
Love it, Sue, what a great way to combine two challenges into one. I love watching glassblowers at work.
Thanks Ailsa! I agree, it’s great watching them at work. Years ago in Alsace I watched the craftsman, then bought some hand blown wine glasses from him, each one just slightly different so you know they are not mass-produced…
I loved your header and then saw it was the Holiday Tree. What a beauty!
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More great photographs, as I’ve come to expect, Ailsa. My favourite of this weeks collection is the sunshine on the railway lines. And as it would have it, my contribution also comes from sunset…. https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/sunshine-in-between/
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Moonshine, inside and out— http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/06/20/travel-theme-shine/
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Here’s my shining memory of a trip to Paris.
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Alisa, your train and Zion shots are my favorites today. Fantastic work! My shiny evening by the water is here: http://nwframeofmind.com/2014/06/20/travel-theme-shine/
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Here a night ride under the shine of the full moon…
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Here is my little gallery on shine 😀
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I’m so glad that I’ve got time to join in with the travel theme again this week:
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Those railroad tracks make a great shot, Ailsa!
Here’s my sacred shining picture: http://wp.me/p16tta-yX
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Awesome photos! I especially love the one of high noon at the Zion National Park. Here’s my entry for this week: http://shootngo.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-shine/
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Shine on … you crazy diamond!! Sorry Floyd, I had to nick their line! 😉
Beautiful photos, Ailsa. The light in the deserts is unique.
Here’s my take on the theme: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-shine/
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Gorgeous photos, love the sun shining on the rail tracks. 🙂
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Beautiful photos, Ailsa. Ain’t no sunshine in Ecuador. http://retirenicaragua.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/travel-theme-let-it-shine-let-it-shine/
My entry here http://uniquesochic.com/2014/06/21/ajua-beach-between-the-rocks/
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cool pics, ailsa! here’s my take on this week’s Shine challenge:
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