Travel theme: Smoke and Mirrors

This is my response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge for this week.

I knew I had mirrors in my photo archives but was stumped for images of smoke until I found these from the Budapest Red Bull Air Race taken a few years ago.

Red Bull Air Race World Championships took place in several cities across the world.  This is one of the most exhilarating sports to watch but it seems the races have not taken place for a couple of years.  For those who are not familiar with the competition here’s a link to the official website.


Travel theme: Roads

This week’s travel theme from Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? is Roads.

I have played again with the Roman theme, this time connecting a Roman Road in Portugal with the modern Roman road (as in from Rome) that leads to the Colosseum.

Roman road, Central Portugal

Roman road, Central Portugal

Another Roman road, Rome

Another Roman road, Rome

At one point the Roman Empire covered most of Western Europe as well as the areas in Africa, Middle East and Asia that surround the Mediterranean. Below are the locations of the two roads pictured.stepmap-karte-roman-roads-1255718-2

Travel Theme: Bridges

I spent most of this week in Rome for a work meeting. It was my first visit to the city and I was lucky enough to have time to do some sightseeing as well as having beautiful weather. Despite all the jaw dropping monuments and Roman buildings the bridges I saw were not very imposing but I managed to take a photo of one at night which I quite like.

Bridge Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, with St Peter's Basilica in the background

Bridge Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, with St Peter’s Basilica in the background

Bridges are one of the main features of any city and I have photos of many of them however, for this challenge I decided to add just one more, this time from Prague.

Four of Prague's bridges on a foggy day

Four of Prague’s bridges on a foggy day

This post is part of the Travel theme challenge run by Ailsa from Where’s my backpack.  I look forward to seeing what everyone adds.