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 - 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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114 Responses to Travel theme: Numbers

  1. goannasnake says:

    Thanks Ailsa for another great post and challenge. Here’s my Numbers post. http://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/travel-theme-numbers/

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Here is my entry for this week. Thanks for hosting these challenges.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/10/25/travel-theme-numbers/

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  14. Very different photo’s, Ailsa, but each is unique in numbers. Great!
    Here are mine: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/travel-theme-numbers/

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  18. Lovely, and the last photo makes me so antsy to travel again as doing route 66 through USA is a dream of mine.

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  20. I’ve been collecting numbers for ages, I find them fascinating
    https://traveller2006.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/travel-theme-numbers/

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  24. Here is my take on the Numbers theme – a special place on the Blue Ridge Parkway that takes you back to 1914, exactly 100 yrs! https://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/a-century-ago-milepost-176/

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  27. Didn’t take us long to find a number we love right in front of us at Saturday’s UT vs. Alabama game: http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2014/10/27/travel-theme-numbers/

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  35. lolaWi says:

    nice pictures Ailsa! love the s ullman quote! here’s my entry: http://lolawi.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/travel-theme-numbers/

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  39. kelihasablog says:

    I have no idea if I have any with dates, but I’ll look…LOL

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