Travel theme: Letters

I got a letter in the post today; a proper letter that wasn’t a bill or an advertisement. Maybe it’s just me, but I always think there’s something so much more personal, so much more exciting and satisfying about receiving a physical letter as opposed to an email. So to celebrate the almost forgotten art of letter writing, I went looking through my travel photos for letters big and small, like these buttons in a Manhattan elevator leading the way to my favourite city park, the Highline….

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… and this gorgeous etched glass pattern containing the letters GCT; a logo dotted all around Grand Central Terminal.

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A rather hilarious collection of letters, one of the many names memorialized on the floor tiles of Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

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One of the greatest volumes of letters in the English language, Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Four of my favourite letters in one fabulous sculpture by Robert Indiana in Philadelphia.

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So get your letters at the ready for your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Letters
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xxx Ailsa

If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him. – Arthur Schopenhauer

It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir. – Henry Miller

 

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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