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.
Twisting ribbons around a giant maypole on May Day in Seattle.
A long and winding road through Zion National Park.
A couple weave and twist around each other in a secret tango along Seattle‘s waterfront.
A serpentine bench in New York‘s Battery Park.
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
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Happy Independence Day to my US pals.
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
I espeicially love that highway shot!
I loved the fact that they’d made the highway blend in with the landscape rather than sticking with the usual black tarmac. 🙂
Twist fiction into fact? 😉
Always, AJ! 😉
That calls for another round!! 😉
Love the bench!
I spent many a summer’s day sitting there watching the world go by, Gemma. 🙂
I can see why. Next time I’m in NYC I’ll look for it – and you! 🙂
It’s a date! 🙂
Great twists 🙂
Thanks Gilly 😉
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I had just the thing for twisty, swirly, whirly: http://travelwithintent.com/2014/07/04/gaudiesque-reflection-venice-canal/
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Ooh Debbie, how absolutely divine, Venice is stunning in any way, shape or form but I just adore that swirly reflection. Delicious. 🙂
Hi Ailsa. My twist is Zanzibar – time’s twists and turns
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
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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Twist in the sky for a happy Fourth of July! http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/07/04/twist-in-the-sky-for-a-happy-fourth-of-july/
I love them, they’re like giant sky dahlias. Brilliant capture, Vlad. Happy 4th. xxx Ailsa
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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/
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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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.
loved the post
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I love the photo of Zion, Ailsa. My contribution also takes us to Utah…https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/remote-desert-twists/
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. 🙂
It really is, Ailsa! I’d love to see Antelope Canyon, too.
Lovely all of the twists, but my favourite is the dancing couple- There’s a whole story there…
That bench makes you want to sit and daydream
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Here is my twist on this week’s theme:
Here is my take http://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/travel-theme-twist/
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I love the bench…
Here are my twists: http://foto2nurul.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/travel-theme-twist/
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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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Very fascinating photos with a lot of twist… 😉
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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Hi Ailsa, an interesting theme, easily interpreted in many ways. Here is a series from my travels. Regards Peet
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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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Lovely shots! Loved the couple weaving around each other…here’s my take on the challenge Ailsa..thanks for the inspiration…
Ooops! my bad ..wrong link…here’s mine *duh* 😛
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I love the bench in New York, autumn makes any mundane feature of any city so much more beautiful!