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travel theme: mischievous

silver leaf monkeys near Kuala Lumpur

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share your mischievous photos with Ailsaand co

one word photo challenge: clear

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dinner table in Kalkan, Turkey

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Mudam, Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg

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glass sculpture in the forecourt of the European Parliament, Strasbourg

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glass ball sculpture

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glass window panel in the Peranakan mansion, Penang

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a word a week photo challenge: carry

How many times a day do you carry something? maybe it’s something physical maybe it’s a thought that you carry round with you or an emotion or a snatch of a song that you can’t get out of your mind ….

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Did you share a post this week featuring CARRY?

travel theme: silver

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silver coloured door knocker in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus

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silver leaf monkeys in Kuala Lumpur

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silvery windows of the Islamic Art Museum in Kuala Lumpur

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Bo-tree leaf shaped silvery votives at the white temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

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a decorative pyramid made of thousands of the above votives

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silver birch tree in Luxembourg

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silver coloured sculpture in Friedrichshafen, Germany

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this is actually a colour photo of a very stormy morning in Alanya, Turkey

Having chosen silver for this week’s theme, I wonder if Ailsa will chose gold some time soon?

travel theme: illuminated

Illuminated music books in the museum in Pisa:

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The Royal Floria festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, illuminated at night:

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even the monks have mobile phone cameras these days

Kuala Lumpur at night:

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Singapore’s aquarium, the lights change colour as you watch the dance of the jelly fish

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Let Ailsa’s Where’s my backpack‘s latest post light up your day.

a word a week challenge: high

Sue’s dictionary fell open at the word HIGH this week.

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high up in the mountains in France, close to the Italian border

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Siena rooftop view

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view from the top of St Patrick’s well in Orvieto, Italy, where my glasses fell to the bottom ….

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the waterfall at Terni, Italy

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view from the castle of Haut Koenigsberg in Alsace, France

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city of lights, Kuala Lumpur

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Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur

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La Sagrada familia, Barcelona

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Barcelona’s cable car

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Singapore’s cable car

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view from the top of a hilltop temple in Cambodia

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she holds her baby up on high

Do you like heights or are you afraid of them? Do they inspire you?

Visit some other high places here.

a word a week challenge: favourite

A message from Sue: A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE is a year old this week and to celebrate I would like to thank all the amazing people who have taken part over the last 52 weeks. To celebrate I am choosing the word this week which is going to be favourite.
Gosh, this is going to be hard. I took 6000 thousand or so photos in India and Sri Lanka earlier this year and I’ve hardly begun sorting through them. Now we’re almost at the end of a road trip round Turkey with another 1000 in the camera. Where do I begin?

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monkey with flower, Batu caves, Kuala Lumpur

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India

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Click here to see what other people chose for their favourite photos.

word a week challenge: fur

Skinny Wench’s dictionary fell open at the word “fur” this week.

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Baby silver leaf monkeys are born with this beautiful orange fur which gradually turns to grey as they get older. Just look at how long their tails are!

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Photographed at Bukit Malawati – a landscaped hill with views over the Selangor coast towards the straits of Malacca (near Kuala Lumpur), famous for the Silver leaf or silver langur monkey to be found on the hill.

Cee’s fun foto challenge: statues, carvings, sculptures

I never miss an opportunity to take photos of statues, carvings and sculptures…..

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Batu temple, Kuala Lumpur

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gryphon sculpture in Pisa’s Museo delle Sincopie

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funerary monument in Pisa’s Camposanto

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intricate carvings supporting the pulpit in Pisa’s duomo

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the Fonte Gaia in Siena

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the Chimaera in Arezzo

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Sala Kaeo Kou statuary garden in north eastern Thailand

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wooden carving in the Dream Cafe in Sukothai, Thailand

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gold leaf applied to a Buddha statue in the historical park in Sukothai

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Travel theme: height

I still can’t get over the fact that I climbed up this

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and this

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to get to the top

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of this

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‘this’ being the Lion Rock of Sigirya near Dambulla, Sri Lanka and home to the wonderful painted frescoes of the ‘cloud maidens’

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the interior of Wells cathedral, UK

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Kuala Lumpur, city of lights, viewed from the top of the Petronas tower

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Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur

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KL skyline

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Sentosa Island cable car, Singapore

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giant bamboo in the Bhuping Palace gardens, Chiang Mai, northern Thailand

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the golden stupa at Doi-Suthep, Chiang Mai

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banners in Wat-Phan-Tao, Chiang Mai

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inside Wat-Phra-Singh, Chiang Mai

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the white temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

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the white temple

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hot air balloon over the Moselle valley, Luxembourg

the annual Schouberfouer in Luxembourg is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many as they ride to great heights on the various ‘attractions’
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photos taken on a flight over mainland Europe to Turkey

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Are you afraid of heights? panic at the prospect of climbing a staircase to the top of a building, stand on the edge of a cliff and look down?

Take a flight to visit Ailsa in search of other ‘heights’