Travel theme: Names

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name…” just finished playing on the tinny radio next to me, giving me the inspiration for this week’s theme. Names of all sorts, like the fabled Chelsea Hotel in NYC. Just the mention of the name conjures up images of  sex and drugs and rock and roll.

A distinctive logo and a familiar name at a vintage car rally.

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The skinny dipping spot made famous by James Joyce’s Ulysses proudly displays its name atop the railings at the entrance.

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The name of the most iconic road in the US. Get your kicks on Route 66.

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A spooky name in a spooky gravcyard in a very spooky Sleepy Hollow.

Is it just me or do you find train names terribly romantic? The Orient Express, The Caledonian Sleeper, The Trans-Siberian… ooh, I just gave myself a serious case of wanderlust. Not quite as exotic, and actually a little traumatic as it turned out, the Lake Shore Limited from New York to Chicago.

Lake Shore Limited Amtrak USA train journey

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❤ Ailsa

They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, ‘Can he name a kitten?’ – Samuel Butler

Why isn’t there a special name for the tops of your feet? – Lily Tomlin


(Oh and just in case you’re wondering, the header photograph is my favourite name on the sponsor tiles in Pike Place Market in Seattle. )

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