Travel theme: Dazzling

Dazzling is one of those fabulous words that smacks of magic with all those zzs nudging up against that initial d. It’s such a lovely word to speak aloud, and a fun theme to try to find photos for – here’s what I came up with. First off, one of my favourite ways to be dazzled – with a great big firework display; this one taken from a Manhattan rooftop during Fleet Week. Hello sailors.

fleet week fireworks new york city

It’s hard to resist the allure of a vintage car, complete with eye-dazzling shine, like these beauties at a vintage car picnic at Powerscourt in Wicklow.

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Two words. Vegas, baby.

las vegas nevada neon lights casino travel

Next time you’re passing through Grand Central, take a moment to look up and check out the dazzling chandeliers on display.


Are you ready to give ’em the old razzle-dazzle with your own version 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: Dazzling
  • 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
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

xxx Ailsa

Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling. – Walt Whitman

Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day’s progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper. – John Updike

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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56 Responses to Travel theme: Dazzling

  1. Olga says:

    Loved your photos for dazzling and the quote by John Updike was very interesting. 🙂

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  3. goannasnake says:

    Hi Ailsa. I love fireworks too, but have posted something different for this challenge. Hope you’re dazzled by it.

  4. cocoaupnorth says:

    Dazzling and inspiring post, Ailsa. Love Whitman’s quote too. Here’s my contribution:

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  6. So much shiny dazzles, caught in your photos, Ailsa! Have a dazzling weekend, dear. x

    Want to see what caught my eye?

  7. May I add my WPC contribution since I’m not liekly to get more dazzling this week:

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  10. Sue says:

    Nicely adazzle, Ailsa!

  11. Beautiful dazzling examples!

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  19. travelrat says:

    Sorry I wasn’t here last week; weekend in Wales. This week’s contribution at

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  24. I love this theme! I pulled sunsets, sunrises and nightscapes galore!

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  27. It’s fun seeing what everyone is dazzled by. Here’s this.

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  30. I do love all your travel themes Ailsa, but this one was a bobby-dazzler!

  31. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa, I was in Melbourne for the Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei exhibition and I found some dazzlers in the foyer. Regards Peet.

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  34. Olive Ole says:

    Here is my entry, I hope you find it dazzling!

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  36. Leya says:

    Gorgeous, Ailsa – and I just had to have fireworks as well!

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  38. The whole Boston Marathon 2016 was dazzling, but some of the sights at the finished line caught our attention!

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  40. arwen1968 says:

    I’m still dazzled by some of the things I saw in Venice recently:
    The Dazzling Chandeliers of Venice 🙂

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  44. Miriam says:

    These are such wonderful and dazzling shots. My dazzle has come from up above.

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