Travel theme: Shimmer

This part of the world is decked in heavy frost which catches the light, glittering and sparkling as you walk by. So this week’s theme is dedicated to everything that shimmers. It is also dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Brezina from who made the world shimmer brighter when he was in it. First up, a shimmering Fasching mask in Aachen.karneval, carnival, fasching, travel, masks, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

Sequinned hearts shimmer on Seattle’s very special Holiday Tree.

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Sunlight glinting off the lake waters of Atitlan in Guatemala.

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Frost-covered foliage on a wintry walk in Ireland.

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A stunning sculpture called Fluent Steps by Martin Blank, located outside the Tacoma Museum of Glass.

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Are you ready to shine 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: Shimmer
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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xxx Ailsa

Even coal shimmers in the light. – Jocelyn Murray

In a work of art, chaos must shimmer through the veil of order. – Novalis

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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45 Responses to Travel theme: Shimmer

  1. What a beautiful idea for a post! Anything shimmery is just perfect ✨ xx

  2. aj vosse says:

    Shimmer brightly… especially this time of the year!! 😉

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  5. Johna Till Johnson says:

    Hi Ailsa,

    What a lovely tribute! I will not be contributing (yet) but have made a commitment tonight to continue photography in Vlad’s memory, with the help of a friend who has agreed to coach me. I love all of these, but the museum of glass most of all.


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  7. Harlon says:

    Lovely images that connected quite elegantly to the theme and then the two quotes you closed with were really icing on an already delicious cake. Nicely done, Harlon

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  11. Precious photos, Ailsa. Gazing over the waters of the Guatemala lake, my thoughts wander. Thank you for another nice challenge!

    I found a bit of shimmering foliage too:

    Sending out warmest Sunday hugs,

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  14. DailyMusings says:

    so beautiful- I love shimmering things! here’s my take

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  17. K2 in Canada says:

    Great picture and great timing – just got the perfect shot this AM, or so I thought:

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  24. Stunning collection! I love all photos. Especially the one from Ireland. I’ve to check if I have some shimmery photos myself! 🙂

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  26. Jaspa says:

    The museum of glass looks incredible, Ailsa.

    The southern sun shimmering on the water and rainbows of the Strait of Magellan in Patagonia has to seen to be believed!

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  28. Our hotel in London was shimmery bliss: Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel. And we loved the elegance!

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  31. restlessjo says:

    That sculpture shot is fabulous! 🙂

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