Travel theme: Fragile

I often find my eye drawn to fragile objects, and feel compelled to photograph that which is about to dissolve or crumble. There’s something magical about the barely-there-ness of vulnerability, like this deteriorating leaf in Jamaica Bay…

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… and this frosted hydrangea in Ireland.

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Then there’s the diaphanous beauty of wintry seedheads in Manhattan‘s Battery Park, just one gust of wind away from extinction…

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…the glassy glory of Martin Blank’s Fluent Steps sculpture in Tacoma…

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…and quirky icicles on a winter’s day in Central Park.

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❤ Ailsa

There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts. – Neil Gaiman

Life is fragile and absurd. – Leo Tolstoy


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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37 Responses to Travel theme: Fragile

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Life surely is! Love all of them, Ailsa. Take care of yourself 🙂 🙂

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  5. Leya says:

    A wonderful gallery, Ailsa. I love them all, but I think my heart soars at the seedheads in Battery Park. And – the two quotes says it all.

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  7. Leya says:

    So, here’s mine – thank you for a lovely theme and have a great week!

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  11. aj vosse says:

    Beware… fragility is in the eye of the beholder! 😉 How do I show the fragility of the day after Christmas or my birthday?? We’ll have to devise a plan! 😀

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  13. Olga says:

    Loved your amazing photos. The leaf was a special eye-catcher.

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  19. Your fragile photos are beautiful, dear Ailsa. That frosted hydrangea – gorgeous!
    Here’s my choice:

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  21. dimlamp says:

    Impressive collection, be sure to check out my interpretation of the theme here:

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  27. babsje says:

    Ailsa, as always I am tardy for your wonderful challenges bit I could not resist showing how concrete can be fragile, to, in the face of water. Lao Tsu was on to something.

  28. Yugengo says:

    Love the theme and love all the photos!

  29. Life certainly is absurd and fragile. Beautiful photos!

  30. I find myself drawn to deteriorating buildings and peeling paint. I think imperfections are what make things beautiful! Love this.

  31. juslinejoy says:

    I loved your pictures and quotes. True and beautiful!

  32. Sunaina Das says:

    Love the post so much , love reading how you have described it. Keep it up 💕
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    Hope you will like it ❤️

  33. alizainul says:

    Good article indeed and beautiful pictures

  34. alizainul says:

    Good article indeed and beautiful pictures

  35. LisaDay says:

    What beautiful photos. I like everything with ice and frost and the sculpture in Tacoma.

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