Travel theme: Strong

Inspired by my travels through Strongbow’s old stomping grounds in Ireland, I looked around for a few photos that might represent the theme strong. First up, an awe-inspiring man sauntered past me in Guatemala as if he were just out for a daily constitutional. Now that’s what I call endurance.

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A strongly-coloured red cardinal cutting quite a dash in a snowy Central Park, New York.

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A ‘strong’ I can’t live without – seriously strong, dark, fully leaded coffee. Mmmm.

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So what do you feel strongly about? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme with your own interpretation (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Strong
  • 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!

xxx Ailsa

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne

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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: Strong

  1. Great capture. Would also make perfectly suitable submission for this week’s Weekly Photo Callenge: Endurance. 🙂

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  3. Ben says:

    It amazes me some of the loads I’ve seen some people bearing throughout Asia, like in the first photo, especially the amount of older people doing the same kind of work. And I certainly must agree with you about the strong coffee.

    The theme just immediately reminded me of a obscenely cartoonish statue of a bodybuilder in Malaysia.
    https://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/09/19/travel-theme-strong/

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  5. Hi Ailsa and all others 🙂 Once again a fun and strong theme, with great examples.
    Here’s my entry: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/travel-theme-strong/

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  8. Ese' s Voice says:

    Lovely photos, Ailsa, especially the red cardinal – I would be one of admirers! 🙂
    Here’s my entry this week: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/travel-theme-strong/

    • ailsapm says:

      He was such a flashy bird and he knew it too, puffing out his feathers, what a show off! I love your photos Ese, those acrobats are amazing and the Captain Morgans made me laugh, that certainly is strong! 😉

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  11. Heyjude says:

    I’m with you on the strong coffee. Love the decoration ❤

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  13. Lynne Ayers says:

    I’m with you on the coffee, Ailsa 😉 I went for strong juicy colour – http://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/autumn-design1/

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  15. Francesca says:

    Love your first photo Ailsa. Here are a few of mine. And thankyou for your weekly inspiration.
    http://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/travel-theme-strong/

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  19. Jaspa says:

    Rich got a shot similar to your one of the cardinal in the snow at Niagara Falls a few years back. great minds, huh?

    My post this week is Strong like a mountain range: http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/denali-state-park-alaska/

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  22. Tish Farrell says:

    Great photos, Ailsa, and a really interesting challenge.

  23. suej says:

    Great! I must look for a Strong image or two!

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  26. kirkistan says:

    Strong people carve strong stone: http://wp.me/pqJ7j-1M3

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  28. Marcy says:

    I loved your photo of the Guatemalan man, and I am totally with you on the coffee! I posted one with a tasting bar in Amsterdam, tanneries in Morocco, the Rocky steps in Philly, and the Inca Trail and a cathedral in Peru: http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/2014/09/travel-theme-strong/

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  38. Leya says:

    Lovely! Now your entries are all great – love the coffee…I’ll think of something – back soon…

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