Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…and the places they take us . Visit John for more inspiration!
I must admit I am not an avid photographer of any of these transportation machines…I prefer walking and hiking. But, I did find some that I really liked. Hopefully these will fit the bill, John.
This pretty thing was found at a car show in Ronneby, Sweden. It is not a really old car, but I like the style.
A steam ship took us over to an island near Queenstown, NZ.
There we watched skilled guys shearing sheep and clever dogs herding.
A different way to promote your company – Keukkenhof, NL.
The mountain train in Switzerland, Bernina Express, took us to stunning sights. A trip warmly recommended if you happen to stay for a while in this country!
Adventure making for everyone
My favourite planes are from Druk Air, Bhutan. They are beautifully decorated with dragons, and their pilots are trained to land in narrow valleys between high mountains. To land a plane here, they have to make a U-turn with the wings close to both mountain sides – and we had a perfect landing.
One more plane story: Going to the little island of Madeira also takes special pilots to land safely. We have been to Madeira five times, and the last one was a nightmare. We landed in a storm, and we knew four planes ahead of us had continued to the next island for a safe landing. We had to try twice before touching ground. Everyone on the plane cried…
Going to Bhutan was an old dream of mine, and yes, every expectation was fulfilled.
We arrived just in time for the big festival, Paro Tsechu, and the people all wore their best clothes. Dancing and celebrations were spectacular.
Bhutan is a stunning gem in the Himalayas. It was an unforgettable visit in every way. People, culture, landscape, architecture – and the fact that they are carbon neutral.
As winter is approaching here in the northern hemisphere, I thought I would finish with a bright and shining tram! I love trams, but of course this one was not in traffic. Warming my eyes though!
Thank you all for sharing your interesting finds with us last week! Very inspiring and diverse – just what we hoped for!
For the challenge this week, John is asking us to share images that focus on our journeys. ”Consider examples of historical modes of transportation if you happen to have some in your gallery, a horse-drawn wagon in Pennsylvania, or maybe an abandoned boat along the seashore.”
”Consider images of places you’ve traveled if you’re not into capturing those modes of transportation that got you there. It’s all about the journey for this week’s challenge.”
Next week’s challenge will be hosted by Sofia. If you’d like to join in the fun but aren’t quite sure how to begin, look here.
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I love all the photos and enjoyed reading the stories that came with them. I like Druk Air’s dragon pattern, but I have heard about how difficult it is to land safely in Bhutan too. Still, I’m also interested in visiting the country. One of my former professors worked there and she has shared some difficult stories, but she has also learned a lot from the Bhutanese people and was touched by their bond with nature.
On the other hand, I didn’t know it’s difficult to land in Madeira too! I have only seen the wonderful views of the island.
I am glad you want to visit Bhutan! The Bhutanese people are gentle and live close to the land and forest. Nature is well treated there.
I love all these photos, and each one is saying something different! Perhaps something I would like to see is the shearing of the sheep. Have never done that. Thanks for a great post!
Thank you! Glad you liked it – and it’s great fun watching the shearers1
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Wonderful images. I especially like the one of the sailing boat in the Galapagos Islands.
Thank you, Dawn, that was a magical evening.
Great selections, great variety. Love the fancy old car. That steam ship’s a-smokin’!
Thank you, John – smoking it was – fun to see it arrive in a puff of smoke.
Beautiful photos. Your boat through the Galapagos looks so charming! How long did that take?
Glad you got to see one of tsechus in Bhutan; they are so interesting. I love that exact place with its 100 chortens too, although the history of that war does endear Bhutan to me. It is a wonderful country to visit though.
Thank you – the Galapagos boat trip was for 7 days. Not every island was included though, but many. And yes, Bhutan is a wonderful country to visit.
Fun post A-C. Love the beautiful mountain shots and I think I would rather ride that Bernina Express than a flight into Madeira…lol.
Haha, well thank you. And we haven’t been to Madeira since…
Love those images from your visit to Bhutan.
❤ A wonderful plce. Thank you!
Oh what a marvelous post for this week. I so adore that vintage car 😀 😀
Glad you liked the car, Cee. I think it was American!
Thank you for sharing your world travel adventure, AC! The sailing boat image is absolutely beautiful. Love how you captured the train. Great mountain views, wow!!
Thank you, Amy! Had to struggle a bit with transportation photos…but found at least some.
That Swiss mountain train journey is one I would love, and Bhutan looks amazing! We chose a small boat for the Galapagos too and I agree, definitely the best way to see the islands!
Thank you, Sarah. I love train rides, and yes, Bhutan is amazing.
Margaret said it best A-C, a hymn to travel. Wonderful from start to finish. Loved Bhutan especially. Terrific post! I had a similar flight to your Madeira story. Everyone on our small plane including us was crying and praying as we flew in a terrible storm. When we landed all the people in the terminal awaiting us erupted in applause. One of them said the pilot must have had a death wish!
Thank you, Tina. Not much transport, but I found some…And yes, we were applauded as well. I would not want another flight like that.
I enjoyed your transportation shots, especially that Swiss train, but I have to say that your scenic shots are spectacular, especially I love those mountain views!
Another mountainlover! Glad you liked them
This post really is a hymn to travel: its delights, its eye-opening possibilities, and yes, sometimes its terrors.
Thank you, Margaret. Those were the days…not much traveling now.
Luckily for you, your surroundings really aren’t too bad!
Ah, the Bernini Express looks right up my street! I love train travel. Your landscapes are marvellous, especially of Bhutan
Thank you, Sue- I love train travel too!
I love that shiny train 😃
To be recommended!
A beautiful post of your travels and the transport you used!
Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!
I liked the white car covered with flowers and the train following a curving track, Ann-Christine. Great photos!
Thank you, I really recommend that mountain train.
What a fabulous photo journey around the world ! I adore days’ long rail journeys and travelling around Europe by car . . . trams and buses for me are a practical necessity and plane travel a necessary but ‘scary’ experience . . . too many violent storms experienced in the tropics . . . Rather like the Dutch advertisement = the use of but white and green somehow gives it ‘class’ !
Sounds scary about tropical storms…and I love railwy trips too!
I also like trams 🚊
What a fun post! We did a tour of the southern part of Alaska’s Pacific coast in a small ship – 30 passengers. My favorite part was going to small towns and fiords that larger boats couldn’t go to.
I can only agree about smaller boats. Many advantages. Alaska must be a wondeful destination.
Lovely images Ann-Christine. For transportation I enjoyed the train and tram. Your landscapes were breathtaking!
Thank you, Anne! Switzerland is a gem.