Travel theme: Neutral

While bright colours are great at attracting attention, gentle neutrals allow the eye to linger over details. I had a look through my photos for shots that contained predominantly neutral colours and was surprised to find quite a few, like this Hogwarts-worthy photo of rooftops in Edinburgh…

edinburgh old town rooftops

…or a moisture-laden mushroom on a hot and humid hike in the North Cascades.

fungus, boulder river, north cascades, washington, travel, travelogue, nature, ailsa prideaux-mooney, photography

Lots of luscious neutral tones at Rome’s Bocca della Verita

chiesa santa maria in cosmedin, la bocca della verita, mouth of truth, roman holiday, italy, rome, travel, travelogue, photography, ailsa prideaux-mooney

…and here too on an autumnal day in New York’s Battery Park.

piet oudolf, battery park, new york, prairie planting, seed heads, travel, travelogue, photography, nature, ailsa prideaux-mooney

Last but not least, my sneaky reason for coming up with this week’s theme in the first place, a photo of  this sweet little bundle of love and mischief who strayed into my life and has now become a fast friend and willing travel buddy. Her name is Scruffy and she has me wrapped around her little paw.

scruffy, puppy, love, ailsa prideaux-mooney, travel, travelogue

So if you fancy laying off bright colours this week, break out some neutral tones and create your own version of this week’s travel theme. If you would like to join in the weekly travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Neutral
  • 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.

Now I’m going to try to catch up with everyone’s camping entries from last week, some great stories so far. 🙂

xxx Ailsa

Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,
Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man. – Shakespeare

Nature is neutral. Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or make the deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom; only in men’s souls. – Adlai E Stevenson

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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 - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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70 Responses to Travel theme: Neutral

  1. aj vosse says:

    I’m neither here nor there on this theme… how about right in the middle?? 😉

  2. Your photos are lovely, and what a great idea for a theme!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks you guys, I was just over at your site and was mesmerized by the City of the Dead – those over-ground tombs have always fascinated me too. Wonderful post. xxx

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  5. Neutral, where the contents are more important than colors. Love this theme, Ailsa! Those bubbles are so clear. And your fur-friend is adorable. ❤
    This is my choice: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/travel-theme-neutral/
    Have a relaxed weekend x

    • ailsapm says:

      Hya Marion, what a great shot of Itálica and perfect for the theme. And yes, that little dog has quite stolen my heart with her puppy antics. I may never recover. 🙂

  6. mickscogs says:

    Nice photos. Thought I would have quick peek before I hit the sack.

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  8. tgeriatrix says:

    Wonderful pictures! Let’s see if I can find something.

  9. julieallyn says:

    These are fantastic! I’m also drawn to neutral, earth tones. Some really great captures!

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  15. Leya says:

    Another fun theme, Ailsa! And how I adore your puppy – lucky you!
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  19. Ypu and Scruffy make neutral beautiful!

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  23. Your photos this time were extra-gorgeous. The mushroom shot is certainly one that most of us would probably miss. Excellent!

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  33. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa, I have put together a series of neutral themed shots. What a great decorating idea! Regards Peet https://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/neutral-colours/

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  36. Jumping in with my ‘neutrals’ after a long weekend! http://wp.me/p3CFsE-2T8

  37. fayenorth says:

    Love your photos – another great theme! I had to join in: https://destinationfiction.blogspot.ca/2016/05/travel-theme-neutral.html

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