Travel theme: Writing

After last week’s sporty theme I thought something more cerebral might serve to balance things out, so here’s an homage to writing in all its variations, starting with some colourful spray painting at Cadillac Ranch on Route 66.

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas, roadside attractions, travel, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

The writing on the wall, along Rome‘s Aventine Hill on the way to hidden vistas and orange groves.

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A little more graffiti, this time on London’s South Bank.

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Some of the best writing in the English language, Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in Yale.

First Folio

The amazing floor of Seattle’s Central Library, an artwork by Ann Hamilton. The first sentences of the library’s collection of books in eleven different languages and scripts.

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xxx Ailsa

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. – Mark Twain

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. – Anaïs Nin

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