Travel theme: Below

I’ve been sitting here watching the sun sink below the horizon and it struck me that we’ve done a travel theme for “Above” but have neglected to look at things from the opposite point of view, so here, without further adieu, are a few of my travel shots that put me in mind of down under. Autumn in Staten Island parks is a gorgeous affair, and here I was trying to put myself in a squirrel’s shoes (or rather furry feet) by trying to photograph a squirrel’s world view.

autumn leaves high rock park staten island new york

Still on Staten Island, at the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden, I’m pretty sure this little guy was trying to do the same thing to me.

squirrel snug harbor staten island botanical garden

Christmas in Seattle never disappoints, and it’s  hard not to get in the holiday spirit when you stand gazing up in awe at the massive tree in Westlake Center.

christmas tree seattle washington westlake center centre

One of my favourite things about flying is pushing my nose up against the window and watching the world pass by below. Here are the snow-capped peaks of the Alps on the way to Rome last year.

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Are you ready to get down with 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: Below
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xxx Ailsa

It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them , and think that you are in paradise. – Henry David Thoreau

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience, a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.

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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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73 Responses to Travel theme: Below

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  2. This past weekend, we went over, around, through, and below Humpback Bridge in Covinton, Virginia. Love covered bridges!!! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2015/10/26/travel-theme-below/

  3. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa and everybody friends…
    here my entry for this theme: a shot taken during my ride in France last summer
    http://max510.com/2015/10/27/weekly-travel-theme-below/

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  9. leannenz says:

    I love the Christmas tree! Here is my contribution Tall Ship Sailing. https://nihongojapango.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/tall-ship-sailing-whitsundays/

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  14. I absolutely adore the photo of the tree, Ailsa!
    Here’s my take on below: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/travel-theme-below/

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