Travel theme: Twist

One of the things I loved most about my hikes around the Washington Pass area were the gnarled and twisted trees that populated the mountain tops, so I went looking for other swirly, twirly, bendy photos I’ve taken on my travels. The frothy, ribboned edges of Yellowstone‘s Emerald Pool was the first one that sprang to mind.

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Twisting ribbons around a giant maypole on May Day in Seattle.

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A long and winding road through Zion National Park.

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A couple weave and twist around each other in a secret tango along Seattle‘s waterfront.

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A serpentine bench in New York‘s Battery Park.

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Now it’s over to you for your twist on 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: Twist
  • 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. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Happy Independence Day to my US pals.

xxx Ailsa

I believe in fairy tales. They are the basis of all our performance, of storytelling and filmmaking – when we twist the real events of the world into something that offers us hope – and I believe in that. – Charles Sturridge

In the context of general relativity, space almost is a substance. It can bend and twist and stretch, and probably the best way to think about space is to just kind of imagine a big piece of rubber that you can pull and twist and bend. – Alan Guth

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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 - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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110 Responses to Travel theme: Twist

  1. Penny says:

    I espeicially love that highway shot!

    • ailsapm says:

      I loved the fact that they’d made the highway blend in with the landscape rather than sticking with the usual black tarmac. 🙂

  2. aj vosse says:

    Twist fiction into fact? 😉

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Great twists 🙂

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  6. ailsapm says:

    Ooh Debbie, how absolutely divine, Venice is stunning in any way, shape or form but I just adore that swirly reflection. Delicious. 🙂

  7. Tish Farrell says:

    Hi Ailsa. My twist is Zanzibar – time’s twists and turns
    http://wp.me/pKVAM-MX

    • ailsapm says:

      I can’t hit like enough times on this, Tish, it’s a cracker of a post. I have longed to travel to Zanzibar since I was a little girl in pigtails, and your post has re-awakened that yearning. What an amazing journey through its history, the good and the bad, and those photos are stunning, I could almost smell the spices and the jasmine. LOVED IT. xxx Ailsa

      • Tish Farrell says:

        Well, coming from you that’s lovely praise indeed. I’m so glad it hit the spot. I only scratched the surface too so there might be another post. Tx

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  10. Ese' s Voice says:

    Beautiful gallery, Ailsa…all of the photos…but I really like the movement in “So you think you can dance…” 🙂
    Here’s my contribution to twisting: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/travel-theme-twist/

    • ailsapm says:

      Wonderful, Ese, I was so intrigued by your first photo I went and looked up the tradition of Martenicas, I’d never heard of it before, how lovely. xxx

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  16. Sue Slaght says:

    Ailsa I love the maypole ribbons. That windy switchback looks like roads I have cycled, or gasped my way up. 🙂 My take on twist, is the twist in my stomach upon losing my passport, iPad, money and credit cards in Slovenia. I wouldn’t recommend it.
    http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/07/04/what-not-to-do-with-your-valuables-when-traveling/

  17. itsjustjaco says:

    loved the post

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  20. Jaspa says:

    I love the photo of Zion, Ailsa. My contribution also takes us to Utah…https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/remote-desert-twists/

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh these are marvellous, especially the one of spiral steps inside Spooky Gulch. Aren’t those slot canyons amazing? It’s like being on a different planet. 🙂

  21. Leya says:

    Lovely all of the twists, but my favourite is the dancing couple- There’s a whole story there…

  22. Jo Bryant says:

    That bench makes you want to sit and daydream

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  26. Indira says:

    Hi Ailsa, nice photographs especially the emerald pool and highway shot. My entry- http://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/travel-theme-twist/

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  28. ledrakenoir says:

    Very fascinating photos with a lot of twist… 😉

  29. The way the trousers of these dancers twist is magnificent, love that photo.
    Here’s one of mine: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/travel-theme-twist/
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  34. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa, an interesting theme, easily interpreted in many ways. Here is a series from my travels. Regards Peet
    https://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/twist-a-travel-theme/

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  36. Quan says:

    I’ve been twisting around trails lately! Thanks for the prompt! http://tomboytravels.com/2014/07/05/travel-theme-twisting-around-the-bend/

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  38. Preeti says:

    Lovely shots! Loved the couple weaving around each other…here’s my take on the challenge Ailsa..thanks for the inspiration…
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/07/01/cees-fun-foto-challenge-squares-triangles-and-angles/

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  41. I love the bench in New York, autumn makes any mundane feature of any city so much more beautiful!
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