Travel Theme: Eerily Delicate

Last week I attempted to combine the photo challenges from Where’s My Backpack? and The Daily Post to produce Stone Horizons. I think it worked out quite well, so I’m going to give it another shot.

Ailsa’s (of Where’s My Backpack?) travel photo challenge this week is Delicate, while The Daily Post’s theme is Eerie. Naturally then, I’m going with Eerily Delicate

Bonanza Mine, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska

What’s left of the main mine buildings emerge from the clouds, at an altitude of almost 6000 feet

What’s left of the main mine buildings emerge from the clouds, at an altitude of almost 6000 feet

Proof we made it,  after our 4½ mile hike up from the ghost town of Kennecott, roughly 3800 feet below (that’s me on the right)

Proof we made it, after our 4½ mile hike up from the ghost town of Kennecott, roughly 3800 feet below (that’s me on the right)

A tram tower, still supporting the cables down which buckets of copper ore once made their way from the Bonanza Mine to the mill at Kennecott

A tram tower, still supporting the cables down which buckets of copper ore once made their way from the Bonanza Mine to the mill at Kennecott

Another tram tower, being swallowed up by the clouds

Another tram tower, being swallowed up by the clouds

McCarthy Road, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Built in just 11 days in the depths of winter, the abandoned Gilahina railroad trestle carried trains full of copper ore across the Gilahina River, from 1911 until the Kennecott mines closed in 1938

Built in just 11 days in the depths of winter, the abandoned Gilahina railroad trestle carried trains full of copper ore across the Gilahina River, from 1911 until the Kennecott mines closed in 1938

San Marino

The foggy night provides the Eerie, while the elaborate ironwork of the balconies provides the Delicate

The foggy night provides the Eerie, while the elaborate ironwork of the balconies provides the Delicate

Prague, Czech Republic

Dawn mist lingers around the statues on the Charles Bridge

Dawn mist lingers around the statues on the Charles Bridge

Years-worth of candle wax in a cellar restaurant in the old town

Years-worth of candle wax in a cellar restaurant in the old town

Tower of London, England

This photo was taken on the wharf outside the Tower of London (which features in Jaspa's Journey 2: The Pride of London)- just left of centre, the infamous Bloody Tower can be seen through a curtain of bare winter branches

This photo was taken on the wharf outside the Tower of London (which features in Jaspa’s Journey 2: The Pride of London)- just left of centre, the infamous Bloody Tower can be seen through a curtain of bare winter branches

Notre Dame de Paris, France

Intricate stonework offsets the bulkiness of the building as a whole

Intricate stonework offsets the bulkiness of the building as a whole

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

 Stalactites, stalagmites and careful lighting in the Big Room really does the job

Stalactites, stalagmites and careful lighting in the Big Room really does the job

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32 Responses to Travel Theme: Eerily Delicate

  1. Merilee says:

    These are all really wonderful!

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  3. I love the San Marino photo !

    • Jaspa says:

      Thanks Angela!

      The fog came down while we were having our evening meal in San Marino and Rich spent the whole time itching to get outside with his camera.

      We have a bunch more ‘eerie’ photos from that night, but nothing else that really fitted the ‘delicate’ theme. Hopefully, an opportunity will arise at some point to post more of them.

  4. suej says:

    Like the Alaskan mine shots…truly eerie!

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  7. You have amazing pictures around here! And this theme is really well done!

  8. Lynne Ayers says:

    Particularly like the San Marino shot – very nice.

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  10. Amy says:

    Really cool, Jaspa! Great selections 🙂

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  12. Zen says:

    Nice collection you got there.. 😀

  13. I like the San Marino one best for this challenge. (Love Carlsbad. What an amazing place!)

    janet

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  20. I like how you combine your awesome photos and the stories behind them with ideas for Jaspa’s books..Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

  21. MJF Images says:

    Cool that you visited the Bonanza. I worked in that area for a couple months, looking for copper/gold go figure! Love that street shot in the night-fog!

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