Travel theme: Quiet

Happy New Year, everyone. My first post of 2017 finds me fogged in late at night with just a few faint twinkling lights off in the distance.  There is not a sound to be heard; the fog somehow muffles all ordinary noise leaving a gorgeous, heavy silence that I can almost reach out and touch. So I’m taking it as the inspiration for this week’s theme (slightly later than usual as I was celebrating my birthday this weekend.) First up, a very quiet living statue at Pike Place Market in Seattle….

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…followed by a rather more talkative statue in Rome known as Pasquino – even the Pope couldn’t silence this cheeky chap.

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An eerily traffic-free and quiet New York street, as Manhattan hunkered down and waited for a hurricane.

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There’s nothing like a Zen garden to calm the senses and quiet the mind – I found this lovely one at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island.

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And for the quiet splendour of countless hoodoos, here is Bryce Canyon’s Silent City.

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I’m going to quiet down now and let you have your say with your own interpretation of this week’s theme.  If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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❤ Ailsa

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. – Henry David Thoreau

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