Travel theme: Luminous

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.

seattle washington space needle fireworks new years eve 2013

Staying in the Emerald City, here is the brilliant interactive art installation Sonic Bloom in Seattle Center.

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Fire and water in gorgeous harmony at Eternal Flame Falls in upstate New York.

eternal flame falls new york shale creek preserve chestnut ridge park

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.

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Ahh sparklers – it wouldn’t be Hallowe’en or Bonfire Night without those fabulous fizzing bursts of light.

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Another Irish Festival – the People’s Procession of Light leading in the New Year through the streets of Dublin.

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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:

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xxx Ailsa

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.

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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  4. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa, so much fun, so many photos.
    Here’s my collection. Regards Peet

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  16. Pat B says:

    You have some great photos for this luminous challenge. Unfortunately I didn’t have a lot of night time photos showing luminous sights, but I did find some other photos of mine that I thought would work for the challenge.

    Here is my link:

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