Travel theme: Writing

After last week’s sporty theme I thought something more cerebral might serve to balance things out, so here’s an homage to writing in all its variations, starting with some colourful spray painting at Cadillac Ranch on Route 66.

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The writing on the wall, along Rome‘s Aventine Hill on the way to hidden vistas and orange groves.

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A little more graffiti, this time on London’s South Bank.

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Some of the best writing in the English language, Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in Yale.

First Folio

The amazing floor of Seattle’s Central Library, an artwork by Ann Hamilton. The first sentences of the library’s collection of books in eleven different languages and scripts.

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Are you ready to do the ‘write’ thing and create your own version of this 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: Writing
  • 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 (unless, of course, I get locked out again!)
  • 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

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. – Mark Twain

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. – Anaïs Nin

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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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54 Responses to Travel theme: Writing

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  2. Peripeteia says:

    The floor at Seattle’s Central Library looks awesome! Would love to visit!
    Love this topic!

  3. aj vosse says:

    Yes… as you say… now the writing is on the wall!! Beware!! 😉

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  5. Olga says:

    Such an interesting theme, Ailsa. Loved your photos. Here’s my contribution. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/travel-theme-writing/

    • ailsapm says:

      Love it, Olga (especially the sunhat!) and great quotes too. xxx

      • Olga says:

        Thank-you, Ailsa. It gave me a chance to spread my wings. I just had to put the sunhat photo in. A bit of a funny, but it was so hot that day waiting on a double-decker bus for a tour of Ottawa. We shared the words as a reprieve from the heat. Ha ha!

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  9. Debbie Smyth says:

    Oh, a great theme and a lovely selection of shots, Ailsa. That library floor looks very inviting.

    Here is my writing offering: https://travelwithintent.com/2016/08/13/cannot-unwrite-street-art-burgess-northern-quarter/

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  12. Leya says:

    Love them all, Ailsa. Especially the first one – and of course Shakespeare!
    http://wp.me/p1hCI2-6KN

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  14. Jaspa says:

    Your theme couldn’t have been better timed, Ailsa. Just this week I had the joy of seeing my first travel adventure novel, Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration, back on bookstore shelves for the first time in five years!
    https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/the-great-migration-back-in-bookstores/

  15. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some real cool photos for your topic.
    Here is my entry.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2016/08/13/travel-theme-writing/

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  24. Great collection of photos and cool theme (:
    Here is my entry: https://mannalexandra.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/travel-theme-writing/

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  30. lifelessons says:

    You have a wonderful selection of written words! I got sort of carried away but then words are my “thang!” https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/08/15/written-on-the-world/

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  34. Love your examples of writing, Ailsa. I still play the old Beatles songs. 🙂 here’s my entry: https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/travel-theme-writing-a-precious-memento/

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  37. It was writing by Kafka that we went searching for in Prague — and we found it! Thanks for this theme. It reminded me of a happy moment, for sure! https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2016/08/18/travel-theme-writing/

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  39. cocoaupnorth says:

    Great theme, Ailsa! Love that first pic so much. My contribution: https://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/writing/

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  41. Hi Ailsa, I love the young writer! And the floor of the library is indeed amazing.
    Here’s my take on the theme: https://figmentsofadutchess.com/2016/08/20/travel-theme-writing/
    Have a lovely weekend, dear. x

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