Travel theme: Eyes

I couldn’t quite kick the feeling I was being watched as I walked along the coast the other day…

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…and those soulful … and sealful … eyes provided me with the inspiration for this week’s theme. Here are some more eye-centric shots from my travels, starting off with these spooky eyes peering out of a window one Hallowe’en in New York.

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Masks let your eyes do the talking, like this gorgeous mask worn on Wren Day in Dublin.

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But when it comes to eyes that look right into your soul, these lemurs win my vote… and my heart.

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Are you ready to create a feast for the eyes with your own interpretation 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: Eyes
  • 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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❤ Ailsa

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. – Virginia Woolf

I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. – John Steinbeck

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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48 Responses to Travel theme: Eyes

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  2. aj vosse says:

    I have my eye on you… yes… I’m hiding on the beach… looking! I’m the seal… waiting for your smile! Sorry… don’t know where that came from… maybe my minds-eye went astray! 😉

  3. Sue says:

    Yikes, that Halloween image is disturbing, Ailsa! I shall have to see if I have any suitable eyes for the theme…..

  4. DailyMusings says:

    Such wonderful eyes!

  5. love the dark lemur and its eyes

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  9. Wow, you really have some good ones!

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  22. Jaspa says:

    The eyes on the building are particularly spooky, Ailsa. Wherever you go in Valparaiso, eyes stare at you from the countless murals!

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  24. Intriguing photos, dear Ailsa. The lemurs are adorable with their huge eyes. We call them ‘ringstaartmaki’. 🙂
    Thank you for this challenge, for it made me return to Malawi:

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  26. Leya says:

    Marvellous eyes, Ailsa! Don’t we all love them? And when we look for a partner, maybe the eyes are the most important feature…I wonder if that goes for the animal kingdom as well?

  27. munchkinontheroad says:

    Those eyes in the windows are the stuff of nightmares:). Great photos 📷

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  29. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some fabulous eyes.
    Here are my eyes for the week I hope your enjoy them.

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  35. MrAndMrsBucketList says:

    Great post idea and beautiful photos. Look forward to more.

  36. it’s bit spooky but fun to read. By the way, I had an amazing adventure road trip to the World’s highest motorable road: Do give your feedback what do you think?.

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