Travel theme: Entertainment

What a sad week for the entertainment industry, losing two extraordinary talents within days of each other. It is tragic to think the world will never again put on their red shoes and dance at a Bowie concert or marvel as he unveils another incarnation of his genius; it is wretched that audiences will never again witness Alan Rickman grace a stage, quiver at his impossible, wickedly sinful voice that melts like chocolate, or cheer as he steals yet another movie scene. I doff my cap to these two supreme entertainers and give a belated sign of the horns heavy metal salute to Lemmy from Motorhead who took his final bow in December. In keeping with the showbiz mantra, the show must go on, let’s have entertainment as this week’s theme. First up, an impromptu cello performance along the High Line in Manhattan.

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A fire-eater getting the crowds going in Antigua‘s Central Park.

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A bevvy of lovely dancers celebrating Chinese New Year in Dublin with a traditional Royal Dance.

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It’s a tough job clowning around at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

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Playing the piano as you bike along the streets of Edinburgh, now that’s what I call multi-tasking!

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xxx Ailsa

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. – T.S. Eliot

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. – Frank Zappa


I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring. – David Bowie

If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work. – Alan Rickman

If you think you are too old to rock ‘n roll then you are. – Lemmy Kilmister

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: Entertainment

  1. Mike says:

    Sad indeed. I am listening to David Bowie’s las album as I read this – he knew it was coming 😦

    • ailsapm says:

      What an extraordinary man he was, Mike, orchestrating his farewell to the world in the same way he orchestrated the rest of his life, creative to the very end.

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  3. Pickleope says:

    A beautiful tribute both in words and pictures. The picture of the guy biking and playing is particularly beautiful to me.

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  6. Leya says:

    Ailsa, a beautiful tribute.Two giants lost – and I didn’t know it was coming. Bowie seem to have been there all my life and Rickman – one of my absolute favourite actors. You describe his voice so well – that voice is unforgettable. I saw every movie he was in…even if I knew nothing of its content. This is a sad sad week. But, as you say, the show must go on…

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  8. A sad loss for the world today, dearest Ailsa. Thank you for this tribute. They will be missed. But they will also be remembered! *hugs*

    Here is my entry:

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  11. joanfrankham says:

    Great post about two great people. I love your quotes.

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  15. The many ways in which we can be entertained. This is part of the reason I can’t understand people who claim to be chronically bored. You’re just not looking around. *and I’m off my soapbox*

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  27. Ulrike says:

    Great idea! Here come my contribution: Entertainment in China

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  30. DailyMusings says:

    What wonderful images of entertainment!

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  32. Jane Lurie says:

    Excellent post Ailsa. A week of great losses to the creative world.

  33. Good photos for the theme.

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  39. I love that guy with the piano.

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