WPC: On the move around the world.

Here’s my interpretation of this weeks Photo Challenge, ‘On the Move’.

My header pic was taken in May 2001, when we visited our son in New York, and spent some time watching the rollerblading at ‘The Band Shell’ in Central Park. This sort of moving is something I’ve never mastered, but I love to watch others, even when they take a tumble.

Whilst in Cairns Australia, we took the scenic railway up to Kuranda. The train passes through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, past spectacular waterfalls and into the awesome Barron Gorge. It’s a very long train, and a very winding track, so if you lean out of the window, it’s possible to photograph the front of the train,

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and also the rear end.

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Our return journey, was via the Skyrail, which carried us in our gondola, over and through the rainforest canopy and we were treated to the most breathtaking views.

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These people, including hubby, are sitting on top of the train which took us between Riobamba and Alausi in Ecuador. This famous ride which wound through the rough terrain of the Andes, is known as β€œNariz del Diablo” (The Devil’s Nose).Β  We saw spectacular views of the Ecuadorian landscape, including the Chimborazo volcano. I opted to sit inside on a comfortable seat, but once we got going, I regretted my choice, as I’m sure I missed out on some of the best views.

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This little train ride in the Italian medieval town of Pisa, was not at all challenging. It took us from our coach to the cathedral complex, the site of the famous ‘Leaning Tower’.

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On the beautiful Isle of Capri, we took this cable car from the harbour, literally straight up the mountain to the town of Ana Capri, which is located high on the hills to the west. It was a breathtaking ride, but not nearly as scary as the taxi ride back down the mountain.

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Here, we were on the move in a high speed hydrofoil across Lake Titicaca, from Bolivia to Peru.

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A much more leisurely way to move across the lake, would be on this little yacht.

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Here is the train which took us from the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, to Aguas Calientes, which lies in the valley below the mysterious Inca ruins of amazing Machu Picchu . As you can see, the train runs right through the middle of the town.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed being on the move with me. It was only a whistle-stop tour today, but it was great for me to relive the wonderful memories from my travels.

To see more ‘On the move’, entries for the challenge, just click on the badge below.

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73 comments on “WPC: On the move around the world.

  1. So many wonderful photographs….the cable car pic really caught my eye…..and of course my local attractions at Kuranda. After all these years living here I actually went on Skyrail for the first time last week. Superb.

  2. Another interesting post. I love the way you weave the story through the different pictures. I think to myself, I could have done something like that, but I didn’t! You do such a great job! πŸ™‚

  3. Great ‘whistle-stop’ tour here Sylvia, and it’s so great for you to be able to relive your memories of these travels from years past and then share them here with us! This is a great post for the challenge πŸ™‚

  4. I enjoyed your guided tour. The train that cut through the city looks very interesting. It must be cool to be riding on the train that is passing through the array of restaurants and shops.

  5. The more things change, the more they stay the same. I can remember taking similar roller skating photos in NYC’s Washington Square Park back in the 80s.
    Ya know, when I was a kid. πŸ™‚

  6. What an amazing trip – how fantastic to be on such a long train that you could actually photograph it as it went around the corner!
    I’d be with you about the scary taxi ride – I think the cable car alone would have been too much for me!!
    Emma πŸ™‚

  7. Gosh Sylvia, you’ve moved around a lot! Only one I can resonate with is the train and gondola in Kuranda, I think I have almost identical photos!

  8. I really enjoyed the flow of this entire post – it “moved” us through your lens and enjoyed it. the roller-blading looks fun – and all the train shots were my favorite. Oh – and I likely would have been inside vs. on top of that train too – hindsight!!! πŸ™‚

  9. Such gorgeous places you’ve seen AD!
    I can’t say I envy you the cable car trips though – those things freak me out completely!! Yes, I admit, I’m a “fraidy cat” πŸ˜‰

  10. Gorgeous gorgeous photos! I love the first train in Australia – I can’t imagine how long that must have been to get both the front and caboose of the train! Love going on your ‘travels’ with you. πŸ™‚

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