Travel theme: Above

I’ve been busy admiring the scenery of Glendalough from above recently, but have been lucky enough to have taken in several wonderful views around the world from above. First up, the lovely city of Seattle at nighttime, taken from the top of the Space Needle.

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A rainy day on the via Condotti in Rome, taken from the top of the Spanish Steps.

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It is only from above that you can truly appreciate how much of Manhattan is taken up by Central Park – this is the jaw-dropping view looking north from the Top of the Rock.

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One of my favourite views of all time, flying over the Alps with my nose pressed up against the window, watching those amazing mountains spread out for miles like the stippled icing on top of a Christmas cake.

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Do you have a favourite view from above? 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: Above
  • 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

This above all; to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey

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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112 Responses to Travel theme: Above

  1. I really like this Challenge! Here is my contribution: Beijing Great Wall from above: http://bambooblog.de/2014/11/30/travel-theme-die-grosse-mauer/

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  3. suej says:

    Hi Ailsa, here’s mine combined with the WordPress Weekly challenge: http://suejudd.com/2014/11/30/converging-as-seen-from-above/

  4. Your lovely photos inspired me to delve into our pics, and here’s what we came up with from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (which we adored!): http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2014/11/29/travel-theme-above/

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  8. cocoaupnorth says:

    The view from above is truly exciting. Thanks for the inspiration.
    http://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/above-all/

  9. Max510 says:

    Hi everybody
    Here my entry above somewhere…
    http://wp.me/pjXOq-2dQ

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  20. samselim says:

    Loved your photos from above, especially of the alps! Here’s my entry for the week 🙂 http://selimfamily.com/2014/11/01/weekly-photo-challenge-above-and-descent/

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  24. masadiso79 says:

    Such great theme, such great photos! Here’s my “above”! Enjoy! https://goomfh.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/travel-theme-above/

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  26. timelesslady says:

    Loved all these looks from above. Stunning!

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  29. simaroseblossom says:

    http://sangriastainedlips.com/travel-theme-above/ This was a great theme! like my post and I’ll like back!

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  31. Pics from the air and from the ground, two perspectives of the same phenomenon: https://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/from-above/

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  34. simaroseblossom says:

    This was a great post! I posted about my dog to remember him while I’m abroad.

    http://sangriastainedlips.com/2014/12/04/travel-theme-above/

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  37. Running a little late to the challenges. Hope to catch up really soon.

    http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/travel-theme-above/

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  39. Mélanie says:

    I did like and enjoy Seattle, too… even though it rained daily! 🙂 my very best & merry holidays!
    http://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/nuits-blanches-a-seattle/

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