Travel theme: Angles

It is said that everybody has an angle, so this week I’ve decided to play the angles and see what travel shots I came up with. First up, appropriate for the day that’s in it, some elegant, peaceful, reflective angles from the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero in Manhattan.



A sassy little triangular restroom at the start of the trail up Sauk Mountain.

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A dreamy blue geometric pool at Hearst Castle in California. I want a backyard like theirs.

blue hearst castle pool

Last, but not least, a symphony of angles at Seattle’s unbelievably beautiful Central Library.

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seattle public library, architecture, travel, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney. Rem Koolhaas

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xxx Ailsa

In writing, one searches, and that is what keeps one writing, that one sees and experiences things from another angle entirely; one experiences oneself during the process of writing. – Herta Müller

There is some level on which this life must occasionally become repugnant and unappetizing to you and you must step back from it. And then you have a new relationship with it, and then you step back into it from a different angle – with a new appetite – and then you find the next leg of your journey. – John Patrick Shanley

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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65 Responses to Travel theme: Angles

  1. aj vosse says:

    I’m all for the cuddly curves in life… so it will be difficult for me to find the exact spot where the straight lines cross!! 😈

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  4. Again an original theme, Ailsa! And as much as I adore that first photo, I would love to dive into the pool of heaven. Awesome photos.

    Here’s my angle on angles:

  5. ailsapm says:

    Fabulous photos, Marion, the one listed as 150911Angles is my favourite, it could double for modern art. 🙂

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  7. Jaspa says:

    The photo of the pool at the 911 brings back strong memories, Ailsa.

    The incredible ruins of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chan Chan in Peru are full of angles:

    • ailsapm says:

      Stunning, I just love how form and function combine into something so beautiful. Those audience chambers and the walking pelicans, breathtaking! xxx

      • Jaspa says:

        I’m also amazed by how delicate it all is, too. Although Chan Chan is a ruin and shadow of its former self, in any other climate it wouldn’t have survived at all.

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  9. Jill's Scene says:

    Love the John Patrick Shanley quote, Ailsa. You’ve got me thinking this week!

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  12. Leya says:

    Fun and bringing on much of architecture I guess! Have a great weekend!

  13. ardysez says:

    Nice potos Ailsa! Can’t wait to see Seattle’s Public Library, only 3.5 weeks to go and we will be there! If not for you, I would not have known about it, perhaps after we got there, but not before so that I could anticipate it. We’ve used your blog as a valuable tool to peruse the various Seattle options. Thank you so much!

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, I bet you’ll love the library. Say hello to Seattle for me when you’re there, one of my favourite spots on the planet. Drink lots of really good coffee at cute coffee shops (Cafe Vita, Ladro, Vivace and Victrola for starters) and definitely play with the Sonic Bloom flowers at Seattle Center. xxx

  14. ardysez says:

    ‘photos’ 😳

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  26. Lovely photos, I especially like the little triangle rest stop.

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  29. dyule2014 says:

    Thank you Alisa wonderful Blog you have Photo’s are beautiful

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  31. Hello Ailsa and fellow Travel Themers! Here’s my take on this week’s Travel Theme:

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  34. Cee Neuner says:

    You have found some interesting and beautiful angles. Wonderful photos and challenge.
    Here is my entry for this week. Enjoy!

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  42. lifelessons says:

    Hi Ailsa–Here is my Travel Theme/Angles submission! Thanks for the prompt.

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