Travel theme: Arches

I saw a black cat this afternoon scaring off the unwanted attentions of a passing dog by hissing and curling its body into a perfect arch. When I got home I started looking through photos to see what arches I had captured on my travels. I found bright blue Christmas arches in London

blue christmas london

A blue Christmas in London

…delicate, aged window arches in Yale University

yale university windows

…ornate and rose-decked arches in Washington DC

tradition franciscan monastery washington dc

…and arches of antiquity in Rome.

Circus Maximus, Ancient Rome, Roman Forum, travel, travelogue, photography, Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney, Italy

Now that I’ve started looking, I’m seeing arches everywhere and I’m willing to bet almost everyone has got at least one amazing arch photo to share. 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: Arches
  • 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

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Human society is like an arch, kept from falling by the mutual pressure of its parts. -Seneca


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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  8. A few of the many arches we pass under when we paddle around New York Harbor:

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  11. Debbie Smyth says:

    Great arches Ailsa. I especially love that Washington shot. Beautifully captured.
    Here are mine:

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  14. DagEnDauw says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    The reflections in the second picture are sooo lovely.
    My contribution is taken in my own village on an abondened place near the river where before coal was shipped.
    Here ‘s the link :
    A great Sunday to all of you

    – Dauw –

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  18. You were right. So many arch photos in my collection. There are certainly a favourite subject.

  19. Loved the arches at Amer Fort near Jaipur, India. Would love to go back!

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  21. Angela Dowin says:

    Arches is a great theme! Here are my arches:

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    Trying to get back in the groove of challenges! Please have a look at

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  25. 4otomo says:

    Hi Ailsa
    haven’t posted here in a while, so back after a long absence 🙂
    here’s my response to this weeks prompt..

  26. kelihasablog says:

    I love all these arches!! I have some somewhere, but I’m not sure I’ll have time to find them, but I surely do love these. 😀

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  32. And here is my contribution. Thanks for this great idea.

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  36. Fun idea for photos captures, a such a nice variety of images from many people. I’ve a wooden arch

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  40. The Wash DC photo really catches my attention 🙂 here are a couple of my arch photos.

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