Tag Archives: Travel Theme

Travel Theme: HEIGHT

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I am petite. Every time I am a spectator among a big crowd watching a parade, I am keenly aware how challenged I am with my height. I am envious that this person has found his vantage point. This also reminds me of William Kurelek’s painting I saw at the Ukrainian Museum in Saskatoon.

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Do visit Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack for other interpretations and images of Height in her Travel Theme.

Travel Theme: THROUGH

For the Travel Theme this week in Where is My Backpack, Ailsa has posted Through. My two photos are taken at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. The  Bay of Fundy has the highest tide in the world rising to an average of 53 ft. compared to 11 ft. at the Atlantic Coast in the area.

The first picture is taken at low tide. One can walk on the ocean floor and see through a cavity in the rocks towards the Bay.

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The next photo is taken at high tide the following day. The water has risen above the hole but one can see the top of the rocks through an opening from higher grounds.

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Travel Theme: MULTI-COLOURED

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This week’s Travel Theme in Ailsa’s Where is My Backpack asks for Multi-coloured. My association goes to the multi-coloured display of food items on the buffet table on one of my cruise trips. Colours make the food more enticing, and even when I feel that I have been eating a lot on the cruise, I cannot resist the temptation but to dig in.

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Travel Theme: SCULPTURE

The Travel Theme of Where’s My Backpack asks for Sculpture this week. I have seen many famous and impressive sculptures on my travels, but close to my heart are two sculptures in Hamilton, Ontario.

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This is Pebbles on the Beach by Janus and is located on the Hamilton Beach Trail (about 5 Km from the Lift Bridge). Janus grew up in Hamilton and her sculpture features three children playing with pebbles. I love their body language and the look of concentration on their faces.

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Another sculpture is located at the Hamilton West Harbour, near the yacht club and I go there after I have walked on the Hamilton Waterfront Trail. Setting Sail, as it is called, presents two persons on a sail boat. I have taken this picture on a cloudy day, but the sculpture still looks majestic to me. l

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I am pleased to showcase to my readers these two local gems. Hope you like them.

Travel Theme: RIPPLE

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme in Where is My Backpack this week asks for Ripples. This word is open to interpretations, both concrete and abstract. I have posted this photo before in the context of a post on a city hike, but I think it fits the theme very well. These are the ripples, marks of the waves left on the sand that has been swept ashore by the beach along the Burlington (Ontario) lakeshore.

The waves are powerful as they sweep towards the shore, but they become ripples when they recede back to the lake.

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