I didn’t manage to find a firework display to marvel at this Bonfire Night so instead I have gone looking through my travel shots for images that glow and fizz and give off all the luminosity of a good old-fashioned fireworks display, starting with an actual fireworks display, New Year’s Eve at Seattle‘s Space Needle.
Staying in the Emerald City, here is the brilliant interactive art installation Sonic Bloom in Seattle Center.
Fire and water in gorgeous harmony at Eternal Flame Falls in upstate New York.
The ancient Irish loved their fire festivals – and the modern day Irish appear to love them just as much. This is the fire festival celebrating Beltane on the Hill of Uisneach.
Ahh sparklers – it wouldn’t be Hallowe’en or Bonfire Night without those fabulous fizzing bursts of light.
Another Irish Festival – the People’s Procession of Light leading in the New Year through the streets of Dublin.
Are you ready to shed new light on this week’s travel 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: Luminous
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end, – Virginia Woolf
Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character. – Lucy Larcom
At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding. – Norman Maclean.
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Here’s my entry – from Edinburgh this August
Ooh how lovely, Leya, I’ve never seen the Tattoo but it’s on my list 🙂
Then you will!
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Sparkler photos are fun.
Love your photos, Mick, a dazzling array. xxx
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It might not be the usual definition, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Luminous also means “very bright in colour”, which sums up the Church of Spilled Blood in St Petersburg, Russia, perfectly: https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/church-on-spilled-blood-st-petersburg-russia/
Gorgeous photos, you guys, and I loved the close ups of the details, but what a sad story. Beautifully told. xxx
Thanks, Ailsa, glad you approved.
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I’m so glad you chose Luminous. My first look (at your blog) this morning was your Halloween Scarecrows post and I had no idea how I was going to meet the challenge. 🙂 The day is brighter.
Seeing your photos… I have a great one but I’m a week late!! Our holloween pumpkins looked great!! 😉
here is my luminous:
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NYC’s new World Trade Center tower can be seen for miles out at sea, and at night it becomes a luminous beacon to guide sailors, and kayakers, in— http://windagainstcurrent.com/2015/11/06/luminous/
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Got me trawling with this prompt Ailsa.
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After being absent for a couple of weeks it is good to be back with a bang. Thanks for this theme Ailsa. https://pommepal.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/travel-theme-luminous/
I hope my moon post is luminous enough! Written previously…but fits your theme this week!http://aglasshalf-full.com/2015/08/12/staircase-to-the-moon/
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Alas I missed your post on the Beltane fires on the hill of Uisneach… but now I found it. Goosebumps! Lovely.
As is your theme of this week, Ailsa. I hope you have an enlightened weekend, dear.
Here’s my luminous photo: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/travel-theme-luminous/
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Love your first picture! Here is what I found: https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/downhill-at-night/
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Great topic and lovely shots from you Ailsa.
Here is my bit of luminousness: http://travelwithintent.com/2015/11/07/luminous-morning-dawn-hampstead-heath/
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Hi! Your pictures are very beautiful. I could not find like these.https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/travel-theme-luminous
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Such beautiful and glowing images to light up the season! Here’s my take;
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Light works. Your post such a lovely warm glow
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Beautiful lights Ailsa
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What a great selection of photos, Ailsa. Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response:https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/my-turkish-de-light/
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My contribution at https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/travel-theme-luminous/
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Beautiful. What makes the Sonic Blooms “sonic”, do they play music or was the pun too juicy to resist? I love fireworks, which is weird considering I’m deathly afraid of Global Warming and what could be more of a wasteful contribution to greenhouse gases than exploding things for funsies?
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Here is my luminous Montana sky