Noooo! My trusty little car that so bravely clambered the heights of Mount Leinster made a noise today that it shouldn’t have made and stopped working. I’m hoping it’s not too broken, but while I await the verdict and steel myself to be broken-hearted and broke financially, I am consoling myself by seeking out other broken bits and pieces I’ve found on my travels. First up, appropriately, a rusted and broken up old car at an outdoor museum in Winthrop, Washington. My car looks shinier but is equally immobile at the moment. 😦
This gorgeous pergola in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square has been broken more times than I can count. In fact, just after I wrote this article about it, a bunch of reckless Seahawks revellers damaged it by partying on its roof! The good news is that a whole group of more responsible Seahawks fans, not wanting to be tarred with the same brush, chipped in to have it repaired.
And finally, a much pleasanter kind of broken – watching dawn break over the wings of an airplane.
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Don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass. – Anton Chekhov
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken. – Leo Tolstoy
I hope your trusty little car pulls through…. Great broken images, I’ll go have a search for one or two.
I hope it does too, Sue, it’s been a great little soldier. 🙂
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Oh what a great shot, that little bike looks like it’s been in the wars. Wonderful photo! 🙂
Good luck with your car Ailsa.
Thanks Cindy! xxx
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I know the feeling. Our beloved car broke about a month ago, right after we gave him new brakes. It’s still going but not as good. Good luck with yours!
And here are my broken photos: http://anewlifewandering.com/2014/10/17/broken-around-the-world/
Oh I do so hope I get to drive my little car again Mani. In the meantime, however, thanks for letting me travel vicariously through your photos. A series of brilliant takes on the broken theme, the cobbler shot is fantastic, and the bee pinata looks like a ton of fun, but my favourite, just because I find them so much fun, is the rickshaw in India. Maybe I should think about getting one of them instead… 😉
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here is my entry of “Broken” taken at Beelitz Heilstaetten. The whole area will be restored starding in 2015. I am sure it will take some years.
Wow, Angela, these are phenomenal photos, what a place. It must have been echoing with history, very atmospheric. xx
Thank you very much Ailsa 😀
What a dreadful thing to happen! So happy it got repaired so beautifully. That broken old car looks very sad indeed. Hope yours is soon on the road again. Lovely sunrise! 🙂
I know, that poor old pergola has seen some crazy things, but is still hanging on! Here’s hoping my little car is off adventuring again sometime soon! xxx Ailsa
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That car is out of this world (almost!) but the breaking dawn…oh, what a beauty!
Here’s my contribution: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/travel-theme-broken/
PS: I hope your car will be fixed soon and you will be back on four wheels again, Ailsa.
Ooh I adore that last photo of the half open conker, Ese, how beautiful! Autumn is coming. 🙂 Yes, here’s hoping me and my car are back on the road soon. Keep your fingers crossed. xxx Ailsa
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I also like that car in the first Ailsa.I’m glad the wing wasn’t broken!
Here’s my broken contribution. http://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/travel-theme-broken-in-yunnan/
Ah yes, a broken plane wing is a lot more concerning than a car that stops running, that’s for sure, Francesca! What a wonderful find in Yunnan, I love the idea of up-cycling cycles 🙂 That shot of the bike fading from b/w to colour and back again – marvellous!
I’m on the look out in the junk shops and tip recycling shops for an old bike now! Up- Cycled cycles- good one!
Ooh, I hope your car isn’t badly broken Ailsa. Crossed fingers for you! I shall have to think about the theme this week. I have a lovely old car photo, but have used that. Brain whirring….
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Jude, and thanks for the good car juju. 🙂
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Broken: A tragedy
Wow, I’ve heard about the Donald Campbell accident, I think I’ve even seen footage of him speeding across the lake back in the sixties. I’ve always thought of it as history from another generation because he died before I was born, but I had no idea his body was only recovered so recently, that’s a heck of a long time for his family to wait to recover the body. Seeing the photo of the wreckage really brings home how fast he must have been travelling, doesn’t bear thinking about.
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That is the best plane wing shot I have ever seen. My contribution this week
Always beautiful photos from you Ailsa. Here’s my entry: http://nagpanaoan.com/2014/10/17/ailsas-travel-theme-challenge-broken/
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Great pictures and story, Alisa. I love the pergola in Seattle. that’s a great shot of it. Here is my story of a different kind of broken. http://wp.me/p2jC53-23g
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Here’s my “broken” photo for this week: http://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/ailsas-travel-theme-broken/
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Broken and smashed!
Great photos. 😍
Hope you got the car fixed! Broken is such a great theme for around here. I decided not to write a rant, but something charming instead: http://wrightouttanowhere.com/2014/10/18/travel-theme-broken/
Lovely breaks….and I’m sorry about your car 😦
Here is the only one I could find: http://chava61.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/travel-theme-broken/
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Perhaps your little friend on wheels can be fixed! I’m keeping my fingers crossed, Ailsa. That pergola might have been broken, but it is very pretty. Have a whole weekend!
Meanwhile, here are my broken things: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/travel-theme-broken/
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When the Canyon Diablo Meteorite struck what is now Northern Arizona, it nearly broke the world!
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A broken piece of Minnesota: http://wp.me/pqJ7j-1P6
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http://soulnspiritblog.com/2014/10/18/broken-earth/ Here’s my entry……Have a nice day, Soul.
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Here is my entry for this week.
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I hope you little car is not as broken as this one Ailsa http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/travel-theme-broken
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