Travel theme: Centre

I don’t take too many photos where the subject is dead centre, but occasionally, it works, like this one of the calyx of a startlingly white poppy in West Seattle.

white poppy floral macro closeup

But as I said, I don’t take many shots like that, so here are a few variations on the ‘centre’ theme. Still in Seattle, this time in the Fremont neighbourhood, the signpost marking the so-called ‘Center of the Universe’.

fremont seattle center centre of the universe signpost travel

Switching coasts to NYC, the fountain at the centre of Columbus Circle.

summer fountain columbus circle new york

Another Big Apple fountain, this time the one outside of Lincoln Center; the perfect spot to laze and people watch on a hot summer evening.

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Last one,  a lonely yellow tulip in a field of red, at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

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Are you ready to take centre stage with your interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. – Kurt Vonnegut

In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the centre of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. – Stephen Hawking

At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu

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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108 Responses to Travel theme: Centre

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  4. Nice pictures and love the descriptions. It’s unique how there is one tulip in the many.

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  8. tgeriatrix says:

    All pics are great – my favorite is the center of the white poppy!
    Here is the center I found:

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  10. fgassette says:

    My entry this week is the Flatiron Building in NYC

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  12. Razel says:

    Once again, your travel theme was very timely for me. Here’s a little bit of Paris, and a memorial to my grandmother.

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  20. Cee Neuner says:

    Your photos this week are fabulous. They are some of my favorites of yours.
    Here is my entry for this week!

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  23. The yellow tulip picture is fantastic! I have entered two pictures from a trip to China for the challenge here:

  24. That fountain at the Lincoln Center photo is great. The people look like cardboard cutouts against the water.

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