Travel theme: Tiny

The hedgerows around Ireland are currently filled with tiny fledgling birds just learning to fly. It can be quite startling when they drop out of the sky and plummet towards your windshield as you drive along, but somehow, thankfully, they manage to flit away just in the nick of time. I started looking at other tiny things I’ve happened across on my travels, like this ever so tiny ground squirrel trying to be invisible on the slopes of Mount St. Helens.

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A teeny tiny Holi reveller getting to grips with all that colour.

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The biggest view imaginable, of three separate nations, visible through one tiny keyhole in the gate to the Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta at the top of Rome‘s Aventine Hill. I took this photo through the keyhole.

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As churches go, this one has got to be one of the tiniest. Billing itself as the World’s Smallest Church, the Cross Island Chapel just outside of Oneida, NY, measures just 51 inches by 81 inches.

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So here’s to celebrating all things diminutive and miniature. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Henry Stanley Haskins

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert

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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