My Capture the Colour Photo Contest Entry
Much love and thanks to fellow Wanderblogger Rhonda Mix for nominating me in the Capture the Colour photo contest! Travel Supermarket is requesting photo submissions from travel bloggers featuring the colors blue, green, yellow, white, and red, with a brief description of each photo. Applicants are then requested to nominate five fellow travel bloggers, who in turn will submit their own rainbow of submissions. The application deadline is August 29, 2012, and winners will be announced next month. More information is available on the site here.
Enough chit-chat, let’s get to the photos!
This photo was taken on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The sculpture is titled “Cloud City,” by Argentine artist Tomas Sarceno, and it allows visitors to climb inside the clear, connected pods for a distinctly different view of New York City. After living in New York for 17 years, I recently moved away, and I’ve realized how much I missed seeing big, blue skies on a daily basis. The roof of the Met surprised me with the overwhelming sea of sky in the middle of Manhattan.
When I thought of the Alps, I envisioned snow-blanketed peaks, but a trip to Burgenstock, Switzerland showed me how green and lush the mountains can be. While savoring the perfect snap of a brat and listening to the low clanking of cow bells, I was overwhelmed by a truly perfect serenity. From the cable car trip to the hike up to the mountaintop, Bugenstock easily surpassed my Alpine dreams.
Every tourist visits Rome’s Colosseum by day, but it is a different experience altogether to see the building lit up on a dark, cool night. The poet Lord Byron was fond of wandering into the arena in the evening, and while we can’t just stroll in today, the building is undeniably majestic when set aglow like a giant jack-o’-lantern. There will be vendors selling goofy trinkets all around you, but it’s still possible to find a quiet corner and take some time to enjoy the beautiful spectacle.
Sydney, Australia, is a gleamingly clean city. Its most famous landmark, the Sydney Opera House, sits like a giant white bird on the harbor. Whether you view it as a swan or an albatross (and locals are still deeply divided into these two camps), it is a defiantly unique creation, thick with the spirit of Australia itself.
Every botanical garden has the required patch of red roses, but Christchurch, New Zealand greets visitors with a giant rosy sculpture. I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in the gardens here, but a week later the town was hit with a terrible earthquake. The gardens have been re-opened as the town rebuilt and recovered, and most likely many locals as well as tourists have found comfort in the soothing landscape of the grounds.
Thank you for viewing my entry!
I nominate the following five travel writers, all of whom produce work that I enjoy on a regular basis:
1. Mette Vaabengaard, Italian Notes
2. Gary Arndt, Everything Eveywhere
3. James Martin, Wandering Italy
4. Rob, Stop Having a Boring Life
5. Shermika Dunner, ArtBLT6 comments