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
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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. Gorgeous dazzling images, Ailsa. 🙂

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  3. Gorgeous dazzling images, Ailsa. I want that chandelier for over my piano. 🙂 Here’s my entry:

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