Travel theme: Freedom

My last post about the Cadillac Ranch has me yearning for the freedom of the open road once more. To quench the wanderlust that is starting to flood my senses, I have been looking through photos of past travels for shots that embody the spirit of freedom. Of course I began with the open road, this one under the big skies of Montana.

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A different type of freedom now, the freedom of expression, represented by this glorious stack of books at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven, CT.

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To escape the hustle and bustle of New York’s concrete jungle, I would head out to the Far Rockaways where the crashing waves released feel-good ions to soothe my soul and free my spirit.

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Last but not least, beautiful wild horses roaming freely on the slopes below Mount Leinster.

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What does freedom mean to you and what makes you feel truly free? 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: Freedom
  • 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

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Just living is not enough; one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen

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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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67 Responses to Travel theme: Freedom

  1. aj vosse says:

    Believe it or not… every time I see a young lady walking along an Irish country lane or the canal it spells freedom to me!! Leaving the car unlocked… or a window open… or even coming home to find the front door key still left in the lock… that screams FREEDOM!!

    I’ll add, we’ve been in Ireland for almost 14 years and yet, the concept of freedom is still valued and appreciated by us!! I know this is not utopia but man… my GLW said something not long after we arrived here… “one can’t eat sunshine…” That simple statement always reminds me of the freedom we so enjoy here!!

    Here’s a few of my quotes on the subject…

    Rain versus sunshine… I know which will win every time, until you throw freedom into the equation!

    On the other hand…

    Freedom doesn’t hide from the rain nor does sunshine promote peace!

  2. Beautiful and special examples of freedom, Ailsa! The photo of the sea is breath taking.
    Here’s my entry: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/travel-theme-freedom/.

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  4. Francesca says:

    Hi Ailsa, Love that shot of the sea at Far Rockways. For me, Freedom is always about the sea.
    https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/travel-theme-freedom/

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  6. Jaspa says:

    Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall were once symbols of division, but today they symbolise a Freedom fought for and won… http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/checkpoint-charlie-berlin/

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  14. Lynne Ayers says:

    Wonderful choices to express Freedom, Ailsa. Well done.

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  16. Leya says:

    Wonderful theme – again, Ailsa! I needed some hours for this one…and I just had to use one of your thoughts as well…so, here it is.
    http://wp.me/p1hCI2-3Uj

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  18. pommepal says:

    The open road gets my vote every time Ailsa. This is how we found the freedom to travel. http://pommepal.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/travel-theme-freedom

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  22. Marie says:

    Great theme. Gave me a chance to do a post with a message. Save the elephants: http://3rsofretirement.com/2014/12/14/freedom-worth-saving/

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  25. Lynne Ayers says:

    I returned to the Beagle Channel for this one – one of the most beautiful places I’ve been and in it’s beauty and silence, a sense of freedom to just be and to breathe. https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/freedom/

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  28. A great theme this week, Ailsa. Those horses are my favourite, and the beach comes a very close second. 🙂 Here’s my entry: https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/freedom-to-express-her-joie-de-vivre-for-ailsas-travel-theme/

  29. jenny says:

    Ahhh, the Far Rockaways…the photograph is beautiful and even the name sounds relaxing and somehow like stepping into freedom. Like the pages of Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree perhaps! My take, freedom on wings: http://readsbyredriverbanks.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/freedom-to-dance-in-the-wind/

  30. Yuvathi says:

    One Word. Wow! 🙂

  31. DailyMusings says:

    So many beautiful entries. Mine place of freedom is the beach…https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/travel-theme-freedom/

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  35. Lisa Bagchi says:

    Another surprising and provocative theme. Thank you! http://blackpantysalvation.com/2014/12/16/home-free/

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  37. Your theme arrived just in time: beautiful holiday wreaths honor the freedom for which these East Tennessee veterans fought. http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2014/12/16/travel-theme-freedom/

  38. Freedom like wild horses and an endless road to travel, just makes me smile. My small slice of free: https://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/fall-lake/

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