Travel theme: Smooth

Gale force winds are making for some rough weather in my little corner of the world, so to calm things down, I’m perusing some of the smoother photos I’ve taken on my travels. The smooth, glassy structures surrounding New York’s 9/11 Memorial reflect the sky so perfectly they almost disappear.


The smoothest lake I have ever seen was Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The surface was like a mirror of turquoise, until our little boat kicked up spray and sent ripples scudding towards a distant volcano.

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The rose sellers of Rome were some seriously smooth operators; what girl doesn’t love flowers?

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Highly polished stone decorated with an adorable Kokopelli, one of many artworks on sale near Canyon de Chelly.

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Man and his best friend spending quality time together on the still waters of the Cle Elum river in Washington.

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The smooth metallic tunnels of the train station in New Haven, CT, wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a Star Trek episode.

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xxx Ailsa

The course of true love never did run smooth. – William Shakespeare

I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. – Peter O’Toole

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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  3. enstephenson says:

    I love that you included Atitlan!

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