Travel theme: Balls

It seems like everywhere I’ve gone this weekend there has been snooker on the television, so I have escaped the click of the cue ball to find some related travel shots instead, starting off with balls of hand-dyed wool, Viking-style, from the Brian Boru Festival in Killaloe.

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A snazzy mirror ball water feature at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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Big shiny Christmas balls. Or baubles. On the giant Christmas tree at Westlake Center in Seattle.

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But of course, New York has to do everything bigger.

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A very Irish scarecrow celebrating the nation’s favourite game.

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A sculpture for the festival of Beltaine on the Hill of Uisneach.

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If you’re not too busy watching snooker, and would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Balls
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❤ Ailsa

It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls. – David Bowie

It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. – Mark Twain

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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33 Responses to Travel theme: Balls

  1. aj vosse says:

    You’ve really got to have a set of big ones to show Christmas decorations this time of the year!! I’m diving for cover as I shudder… no, not in anticipation! 😉

  2. I hesitate to say that apparently New York has bigger balls than anywhere else, but… 🙂


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  4. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa, how are you ?
    Here my entry . Have a nice week

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  6. J Walters says:

    Hi Ailsa, thanks for hosting this challenge. I’m new to it, and I love it.

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  12. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some great photos. I can see why you picked balls as a topic.
    Here is my entry for this week.

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  14. Ahhh … Christmas in May. Spring is alive with balls.
    I enjoyed viewing your photographs. They are all spectacular but the mirror ball waterfall is really unusual. It’s just like Vegas to have something spectacular for the holidays. Hope you enjoy my selections…
    Isadora 😎

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  20. Hi Ailsa! 😀 Thanks for taking the time to set up yet another great and original challenge. The photo of the wool looks so cozy oh. And the water ornament is amazing. I’m feeling a bit like Christmas over here. x

    My entry:

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  23. Ailsa, here is my entry to your travel theme “Balls.” Thanks for another interesting theme!

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