Travel theme: Hands

I came across one of my favourite photos recentlly, taken at a Holi festival a couple of years ago…

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…and so the travel theme for this week was hatched. This raccoon in Central Park knew how to work the camera for passing tourists, showing off his impressive front paws. Hey, animals have hands too. 🙂

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So do clocks – here’s my favourite Seattle clock with its glowing red face.

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Knitting by hand, from hand-spun wool, hot off the sheep’s back at the Sheep Olympics in Ireland.

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Red-stained hands of Fremont’s Lenin statue make a powerful statement.

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Master musician’s hands playing the kamancha at a folklife festival in Washington D.C.

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Do you fancy trying your hand at this week’s travel theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome to join in!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Hands
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  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday (unless, of course, I get locked out again!)
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xxx Ailsa

Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians. -Sir Muhammad Iqbal

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands! James M. Barrie

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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38 Responses to Travel theme: Hands

  1. aj vosse says:

    I have to hand it to you… you know how to hand it out!! You deserve more than a hand… so, we’ll all rise for a round of applause!! 😉 😛 o_O

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  3. Jaspa says:

    It’s not just about what the hands are holding, Ailsa, it’s also about where they are!

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  5. Oh yes, I do believe in fairies, Ailsa. And I’m clapping my hands for your beautiful and original photos.
    Here are mine:

  6. Amazing hand images, Ailsa. Love the ‘Peter Pan’ quote. 🙂

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  9. Ulrike says:

    Great theme! Thank you for the opportunity to show, how people in China count with just one Hand:
    Best regards

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  11. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa, how are you ?
    Here my entry for this week !

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  16. travelrat says:

    Let’s give a big hand to Sophie Ryder, the subject of this week’s contribution.

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  18. Miriam says:

    I love all of your photos here, the first one especially is amazing. Here’s my take on it:
    Have a great week. xo 🙂

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  28. Marsha says:

    I enjoyed this theme so much. Thanks so much for posting the pingback. I’ve had tons of views from it. You gave me a helping hand! 🙂

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