Travel theme: Broken

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. 😦

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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.

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And finally, a much pleasanter kind of broken – watching dawn break over the wings of an airplane.

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Are you ready to break out some of your shattered, smashed and broken photos for this week’s travel 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: Broken
  • 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
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xxx Ailsa

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


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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130 Responses to Travel theme: Broken

  1. Leya says:

    Hope it gets fixed! love your shots – that lovely pergola’a history I remember. Here’s my Broken

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  9. lolaWi says:

    hi ailsa. here’s my entry taken in versailles. thanks!

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  23. ninano says:

    My Broken is slightly melancholic – as october:

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  26. jenny says:

    Love the dawn breaking on the wingtip there, Ailsa – you make broken look beautiful! Here’s my take on the theme this week:

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  32. Ruchi says:

    Hi Alisa, I recently came across your blog and found it interesting. I would like to contribute to this travel theme and my entry is here at

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  34. suej says:

    Very belatedly, here’s my broken image (apologies, it’s another broken car):

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