All around me friends are struggling to find a healthy work-life balance, while the planet is wobbling ever further out of balance at an alarming rate. So, to restore a semblance of balance into somewhat precarious times, here are a few zen-like, restorative photos to calm things down. First up, a rather talented yoga practitioner at a mass group yoga session in Times Square for the Summer Solstice. Nice one, New York.
Learning to walk the tightrope at May Day celebrations in Seattle.
Channeling animals with Tai Chi at the Chinese New Year celebrations in Dublin’s Temple Bar.
Perfectly balanced tops on fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.
I hope he doesn’t lose his balance. I don’t fancy a face full of squirrel, thanks.
Are you ready to find some balance with 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: Balance
- 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 like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein
The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman – and each nation – must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem. – Lyndon B. Johnson
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. – Max Beerbohm
I fear the scales are tipping… I don’t know in who’s favour?? 😉
In the words of Dirty Harry, do ya feel lucky?
Something about making my day??
I was just about to use that Einstein quote in another post.
Great minds and all 😉
Haha nice one, Dawn, that quote never fails to make me smile, I have this picture of Einstein riding a bike that always springs to mind when I read that quote. 🙂
great pics………..here is my post for this week, I was as lucky with my archives this week.
Good one, Julz, hats off to Rochelle for managing to hold that pose! 🙂
I am staring at that yoga practitioner in absolute awe, Ailsa. Such balance and control. The girl on the tightrope is adorable, as is the squirrel. Tai Chi is all about balance too, so excellent choices, dear.
Here’s my photo: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/travel-theme-balance/
Have a balanced weekend! x
I love your ice skating theme, great take on the theme, Marion, it’s definitely all about balance, I love ice skating but I remember as a kid when I was just starting out it felt like I’d never get the hang of it. 🙂
Great theme, we certainly need more balance in this world. As I watched these identical twins perform it was like looking in a mirror they were so balanced. https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/travel-theme-balance/
Some balance from me https://tvortravels.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/travel-theme-balance/
this makes it easier
to sit more still
in this chair 🙂
For a while there I was fixated on your great hoodoos photo, Ailsa. Then I thought of somewhere you might recognise…
Hi Ailsa, here is my balance-no-balance-entry:
Nice theme, here’s my entry:
hi, here is my balance:
Balance is easier with some support… https://windagainstcurrent.com/2016/04/09/balance/
Here’s my shale rock balancing act contribution!
Great gallery and theme, Ailsa! here are my favourite students 2012!
I think i’ll go out and ride my bike now!!
Hi Ailsa, haven’t done one for a while. https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/balance/
My idea of a well-balanced meal … a beer in one hand and a pie in the other! My contribution at https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/travel-theme-balance/
Here is my entry: https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2016/04/10/balance/
The fairy chimneys are just beautiful ! The world IS wobbling > Thanks for the calm!
Love your balanced images, Ailsa. Great idea.
you have an amazing blog! i’m thankful i have followed you. i had just started my blog and kinda wondering if you could also check it out. my theme is travels in the Cebu, Philippines.
so many balanced images!! here are mine https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/travel-theme-balance/
Great balancing images, Ailsa, especially the Yoga one. Here’s my entry: https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/balancing-acts-for-ailsas-travel-theme/
I can’t get over that yoga shot. I’d have a sore nose if I tried that!
Here is my balance depiction: https://travelwithintent.com/2016/04/12/balanced-busker/
I’ve got fairy chimneys, too!
Check out Balancing rocks, Jabalpur, you may be interested in those too… planning to write a post about this place very soon…
Yep balance is key and essential in life.
Here is a well balanced man!
Thanks for another great challenge! Here is my response: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/1916/
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