Whew, it’s been a busy week and I have failed miserably to keep up with the goals I set for myself. In the words of the late, great Douglas Adams… I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. To compensate, let’s play with industry for this week’s travel theme. First up, a funky homage to farm equipment just outside of Vega, Texas along Route 66.
Next, sunset in the heart of Californian oil fields.
Giant silos and a town called Concrete might offer clues as to the main industry round these parts.
Hopefully I have stirred you up into a hive of industry. 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: Industry
- 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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I’m going to pop off for now as I have several more deadlines to miss. Looking forward to seeing what industry means to you.
There exist limitless opportunities within every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. – Charles F. Kettering
In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been the enemy of the desire to create. – Raoul Vaneigem
As I’ve often been known to utter… I shall endeavour to endeavour… industriously! 😉
🙂 Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labour, AJ. xxx
I feel a challenge coming on here!! 😉 What happens if I go off the rails and show the darker side of industry? 😀
Ooh, cool shot, are those the smokestacks in Long Island City? Where did you take that photo from, it looks like you were maybe on Roosevelt Island? xxx
Yes that is Long Island City and the photo was taken from Roosevelt island!
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The silhouette is simply amazing. Love the golden hours!
That sunset managed to make those ugly oil fields look beautiful. Loved your shot, really want to push that red button and see what happens. 😉
Yes, sunsets bring magic along with it 🙂
Thank you. Don’t press the red button, it could be dangerous 😉
Those silos a wild but that sunset is fabulous!!!
It was quite odd driving through those oil fields with that intense sunset blazing behind the machinery, almost like nature trying (and succeeding) to diminish the ugliness of man’s destructive forces.
Well put. 😉
Hi Ailsa, thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/the-art-of-work/
Gorgeous post, Naomi, your sister’s painting is really beautiful, and that gravestone celebrating the art of the farmer was so touching. xxx
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The first one looks hauntingly like skeletons ready to move
Now you mention it, phil… Actually, it was quite spooky to see all those old pieces of machinery just lying around, almost as if they were waiting for something. It felt a little like a graveyard.
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Love the oil fields photo! Great capture Ailsa. Mine is a little closer to home: http://wp.me/pL5Ms-2g4
Like you, I love that quote! I had it on my desk at work for a while….but, contrary to Mr Adams, I did stick to deadlines. Not so successful these days anyway, I’m off to search out some industry!
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That’s an impressive concrete building, Ailsa, wow! Again an interesting and challenging theme. Great, like your photos. The evening sky picture is gorgeous.
Here’s my take on industry: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/travel-theme-industry/
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Oh, wonderful theme. Here is my entry from oil industry. I hope you will like it.
interesting theme. here is my entry:
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Love the photo of the oilfields, Ailsa. My industrial theme is also of a liquid nature… rum!
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Old farm equipment; originally discarded junk transformed to absolute treasure. Here is mine contribution for the week
Great captures. 😀
Thank you Klara for your backpack
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Smoke stacks seem a common theme here – and I’ve used one too, but hopefully added a little something in the form of a cane train hauling through the main street of a Queensland town. And couldn’t leave out my visit to a Thai rubber “factory”. This was an interesting challenge, Ailsa. http://aglasshalf-full.com/2015/01/24/travel-theme-industry/
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Thanks for another challenge Ailsa. Here’s mine. https://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/travel-theme-industry/
I love relics of industrial history 🙂 It is fascinating imagining the daily lives of the workers. I also like thinking about how profoundly their productive efforts changed the face of American culture.
You may like the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The now revitalized urban decay has a strong appeal for anyone with a love for the history of American industry.
Here’s some info from their website:
Linking to your blog post over at mine 🙂
London has to be my favorite place but I would have loved to have seen Chernobyl. and the surrounding properties that tick like a bomb with radiation. A death wish perhaps but in the words of ‘vonnegut;, ‘so it goes”.
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Excellent series of pictures
Hi Ailsa, I’m a new follower 🙂 I live rurally 90 minutes north of Toronto, Canada. Silos, barns and old plows are very much part of my landscape. I’m so not a country girl! And the landscape and industrial equipment and relics really don’t do anything for me. In the spring, the farm house is going on the market. Give me water and sea breezes and I’m a happy camper. You do take on a challenging subject. Good job with your pics. 🙂
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Thanks Ailsa, always an inspiring choice. Here’s a look at Myanmar.
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I love the sunset picture. Here’s mine:
Minerals fuel the Australian economy and it is a huge industry. https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/travel-theme-industry
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Not always nice but I guess necessary:
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My entry is not a place I would like to work.
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Interesting theme. My entry is not something we humans should be proud of.
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