August 9th is National Book Lovers Day so this week’s (late again) travel theme celebrates the written word, starting off with an homage to Ireland’s literary heritage, painted on one of the panels of a rather surprising door in the very heart of Dublin.
A little boy getting ready to add his mark to the graffiti at Cadillac Ranch on Route 66.
An early form of graffiti, an ancient petroglyph on the red rocks of Mesa Verde.
Traditional Irish lettering, An Teach Bán is Gaelic for The White House. No, not that White House, this one is in Kilmore Quay.
A very Germanic welcome to the little Bavarian town of Leavenworth deep in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.
My favourite name on the tiles at Pike Place Market. Thanks for the laugh, Turkeylips, whoever you are.
Words for days like these, illuminated at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washingon DC.
Hope for days like these, the Imagine mosaic remembers John Lennon at Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park.
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Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. – Rudyard Kipling
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking. – John Maynard Keynes
Boy, do we need words of wisdom right now, Ailsa! A very endearing collection. I’m usually full of words. Let’s see what I can do 🙂 🙂
Indeed, Jo, careless words from fools in power are making for very scary days indeed. ❤
I think I need to have a few words with you about these late postings! My word… it would catastrophic if you didn’t put out the word one week! 😉
No better man to take me to task, Vossie. A couple of words in my ear should put me back on the right path! 🙂
Now there’s a good girl!
PS – I’m loving this submissiveness!!
On the right path with you… pronto!! 😉
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Wow, cool, I didn’t know Bandstand was opening, sounds amazing.
Ah, great collection…I’ll dig some words out later
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Ooh, what a burst of colour, love it!
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Brilliant, that car just made me smile – I much prefer the idea of go-faster birds than go-faster stripes, don’t you? 🙂
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Amazing photos, and brilliant examples of writing around the world, love it!!!
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Lovely photos, Lady Lee! ❤
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Haha, love the snow sign. Oh, and did you and your sister encounter any ghosts at that haunted house? 🙂
Here is my entry: https://chava61.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/travel-theme-words/
Hahahahaha, I want that sign! 🙂
Just got all our librarians in a tizzy re: National Book Lovers Day as none of us knew of it!
Guess you mean it is American Book Lovers Day??
I think it started as a US day, but in recent years it’s become more international – TV3.ie in Ireland and the UK Huffington Post both ran articles about it this year.
Also spotted articles in the UK Metro and Standard, and a piece about it in the Nigerian Guardian – so I guess we should probably call it International Book Lovers Day 🙂
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Some great word-related photos, Ailsa. And thanks for the reminder about today being National Book Lovers Day! http://bit.ly/JJ-Awards
Very cool, and congrats on the awards! 🙂
Thanks very much, Ailsa!
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The librarian and book lover in me adores your theme. And you have given us some great wordy images, Ailsa.
Here are some of my favourite book places: https://wheresmybackpack.com/2017/08/08/travel-theme-words/
So cool, Debbie, especially that bookshop in Venice with the view out onto the canal,how beautiful. xxx
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Hi Ailsa, a few words from Hong Kong.https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/hong-kong-at-ground-level/
Very cool, Francesca, I can’t get over how narrow those trams are. 🙂
They are so thin, they just fit two very narrow pews along each side. But then there are heaps of trams, so no one tram gets crowded.
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Is reposting (and slightly editing) an old blog post allowed? This one just seemed to fit so neatly! travelrat.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/travel-theme-words/
Trying again … for some reason, the link didn’t work travelrat.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/travel-theme-words/
One more time: https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/travel-theme-words/
Haha, third time’s the charm, love it, also I love the word mellifluous 🙂
It’ll see for something , too….
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Ailsa, the photo of the boy is adorable! I’m returning to that one the whole time. Lovely theme!
Here’s my word: https://figmentsofadutchess.com/2017/08/10/travel-theme-words/
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I had all sorts of ideas for this one, Ailsa, but time is of the essence and I’m running out of essence, so here goes: https://suejudd.com/2017/08/10/words/
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Hi Ailsa – another interesting theme. My favourite this week is the imagine shot.
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such a great topic! here’s mine https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/10/travel-theme-words/
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Your challenge, Ailsa, took me to 100,000 books’ worth of words. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Hi Ailsa, I posted my contribute …
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Marvelous photo Ailsa
Here is my entry for this week.
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Hi Ailsa! It’s been long since I participated. Thank you for the inspiration, and here’s my entry:
Sorry posted wrong link, here’s the correct one
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What would our world be without words?