Travel theme: Numbers

I saw a shop window today that had a digital display counting down to Christmas 2014 in 61 days 15 hours 29 minutes 15 seconds.  While I’m  sure the intended effect was to throw shoppers into a spending frenzy, it just made me wonder how many photos of numbers I had taken on my travels. Here are a few photos that I came up with. My favourite clock in downtown Seattle.

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Washington Irving’s gravestone in a spooky little graveyard in New York’s Sleepy Hollow.

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Travelling down Route 66 with my pal Sylvia, we couldn’t resist stopping at the midway point to get a shot of those iconic numbers. Just the sight of those two sixes next to each other makes me want to bust out on another road trip today!

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I had a hard time finding photos for the number theme; apparently I don’t take that many photos with numerals in them. How about you? Are you up for some number crunching? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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

I’m counting on you! 😉

xxx Ailsa

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. – Samuel Ullman

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. – Mae West

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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114 Responses to Travel theme: Numbers

  1. Love all that you’ve covered: clock, headstone, and favorite highway! I’ll start looking through my photos to see if I can enter the challenge this week.

  2. aj vosse says:

    Number 1!! You and I going for our spring climb up the hill… number 2… photo session along Dublin’s Liffey… number 3, a pint of something somewhere along the east coast?? 🙂 😛 😉

  3. viveka says:

    Wow, fantastic images … and a great subject. Have to dig now. I wish you a pleasant weekend.

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  6. Ese' s Voice says:

    Beautiful photos, Ailsa, but the Route 66 is almost aching one to hit the road… 🙂
    Here’s what I came up with this time:

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  11. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Here is my entry for this week’s challenge:

  12. What fun! I just happened to be trying to take more photos of Spanish-influenced numbers for a Spanish course I’m working on… Here’s my entry:

  13. suej says:

    Oh, neat, I’ll have to see what I have…

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  16. Jemma Jones says:

    Ooh a number theme!! I am going to have a look in my collection of photos…I’ll keep you posted!

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  18. Francesca says:

    Hi Ailsa, I thought this would be more difficult than it was. Your photos provided inspiration. Thanks, F.

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  21. Always nice on Route 66 and can never go wrong with Washington Irving. 🙂 My number has wings:

  22. Great pics for your challenge, Ailsa. Love the Samuel Ullman quote. 🙂

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  24. missfinnie says:

    I can say that I tend to overlook when it comes to numbers photography. But somehow I managed to dig up my album on my Ho Chi Minh City adventure and I found one that’s perfect for the challenge! 🙂

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  26. Love your photos. 😍💕

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  28. Sas says:

    I’ve got a Route 66 photo too, although mine was taken a lot further west than yours 🙂

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  31. pommepal says:

    You keep coming up with great themes Ailsa and until you gave us this I didn’t realize the world is so full of numbers. I found mine at the farmers market today…

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  35. joannesisco says:

    You’re right – short of several pictures of interesting clocks I’ve taken, numbers aren’t something that tend to leap out as photographic material. Great pictures!

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  37. I was surprised at the number of photos I had containing numbers. Thanks Ailsa for the inspiration.

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    Charles Chamblis: Photographer’s Notes by the numbers

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