Travel theme: Interior

After marvelling at the interior artwork of ancient tombs I went looking for other fascinating interiors I’ve explored on my travels. Hidden behind an unprepossessing exterior in the heart of Washington DC, I found an extraordinary monastery, built to resemble the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, containing catacombs and crypts and exact replicas of holy sites from all over the world. Here is part of the interior in all its neo-Byzantine glory.

old byzantium monastery catacombs washington dc franciscan

When you visit Seattle’s Central Library you are treated to Tony Oursler’s terrific Braincast video installation on your way up the escalator….

seattle public library, architecture, travel, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney. Rem Koolhaas, Tony Oursler, video installation, art

…but if you take the right twists and turns along the library’s walkways you may just find yourself inside the installation looking out.

seattle public library, architecture, travel, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney. Rem Koolhaas, Tony Oursler, art installation, video installation

An ultra modern interior to a tunnel at New Haven train station is in perfect contrast to nearby Yale University which was custom built to look ancient.

yale university tunnel

Are you ready to let me into your own interpretation of 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: Interior
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xxx Ailsa

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle that is grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. – Victor Hugo

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. – Ernest Hemingway

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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  4. Hi Ailsa. This is my first time participating. A took a literal look at both travel and interiors for my first post. Thanks for sparking the idea:

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  10. Hi Ailsa,
    as usual great photos of yours ! Here is my entry
    Cheers Angela

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  12. It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these! Too long =) Some of nature’s hidden interiors:

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  22. Angela Dowin says:

    Great theme and photos! Here are my interiors from my travels:

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  25. Geert Smits says:

    Great pictures! They inspired me to make my first entry in the Travel theme. I hope you like it.

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    Love this topic! I was needing a little inspiration and this helped me a lot! I hope everyone enjoys.

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