Travel theme: Paper

I’ve been elbow deep in wrapping paper and have just come up for air…

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…to have a look for some paper-filled photos from my travels, starting off with this fabulous newsagents at First and Pike in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.


Out in West Seattle there’s a whole series of murals worth checking out, including this one depicting the frenzy of press day at the West Seattle Herald of yore.

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The well-worn pages of a book that accompanied me on my first road trip across America.

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A paper dress provides an interesting canvas for budding artists at New York‘s Figment Festival.

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The menu in the dining car of the Lake Shore Limited – a throwback to another era – and a welcome respite from a traumatic travel experience.

Lake Shore Limited Amtrak USA train journey

Are you ready to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and create 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: Paper
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xxx Ailsa

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. – William Wordsworth

Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper. – Gunter Grass

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.  – Vincent Van Gogh

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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23 Responses to Travel theme: Paper

  1. Marsha says:

    This is the perfect theme for this week. Have a great Christmas Alisa. 🙂

  2. aj vosse says:

    I can just imagine you wrapped in tinsel and pretty paper… and a large red decorative bow to round it all off!!
    Merry Christmas Ailsa… have fun… but remember, don’t do what I wouldn’t!! 😉 😛 😉

  3. restlessjo says:

    Travels with Charley! Sigh 🙂 I have that book somewhere. Merry Christmas Ailsa!

  4. GeorgieMoon says:

    Love your photos! Merry Christmas to you!

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  9. Colline says:

    A lovely paper-filled post.

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  13. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! Here is my take on paper:

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  15. Leya says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Ailsa! Paper is impossible to resist…even if I have my hands full at the moment.

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  17. A bit of fun with president Putin: 🙂

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  20. Debbie Smyth says:

    Some great quotes and images. I always have a few books that I associate with my travels – including your Steinbeck.
    My theme interpretation this week is a newspaper:

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