Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

The Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Inside’, had me remembering places I and my family had been delighted to be inside on our travels.

In 1995, our teenage son, who was at that time an avid Knight Rider fan, was thrilled to be able to actually sit inside the famous K.I.T.T. car, when we visited Universal Studios in L.A..

I’d read about the ‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’, but never dreamed that one day I would go for lunch inside the bar ofΒ  ‘Big Nose Kate’s Saloon’,

where the night before the famous gunfight, the participants had been carousing.

I was also thrilled to be able to go inside the infamous ‘Birdcage Theatre’, which in the late 19th century gained the reputation of being, “the wildest, wickedest night post between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast.”

There are 120 bullet holes evident throughout the building, but I didn’t however expect that when I stood at the bar, the Sheriff/barman would pull out his gun and point it it right at me. πŸ˜‰

It had always been a dream of mine to see the pyramids of Egypt, andΒ  in 1992 that dream was realised, when I got to actually go inside the tombs of the ancient Pharaohs.

Elvis was my favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll star of all time, so in 1997, I was thrilled to find myself inside his home at Graceland, and to be able to wander through the Hall of Fame.

The Forbidden City in Beijing had always sounded so mystical to me, and in 1999, I was privileged to visit this palatial complex which contains 9,999 rooms. Here is a photo taken inside ‘The Hall of Preserving Harmony’.

Well, I think that’s enough ‘inside’ memories for this challenge. Hope you’re all having a great weekend.

88 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  1. I love the saloon picture it reminds me of a little town we passed through on our way back from Lake Tahoe. I forget the name, but it had a lot of little saloons like this πŸ™‚

  2. When i was a little boy, growing up in the Kruger National Park, David where there at some stage with K.I.T.T. As a small boy, it was the ultimate dream come true. Nice post AD.

  3. You sure have visited some exotic and unusual places AD. I love reading about your travel adventures. πŸ™‚

  4. oh wow! anywhere you haven’t been, yet? Probably not! Re the pyramid, that must have been really special. Do you have any of those pics posted somewhere on your blog? Would love to see them.

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  6. What a nice selection for the theme. Hope you are enjoying your weekend too…x

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  8. W-O-W!!!!! I LOVE the adventures you have had,my good friend! I bet you could sure tell some stories (with pics to back em up too! πŸ˜‰ ) πŸ˜€ I hope you don’t mind that I’m still living vicariously throuhg many of your posts,teehee πŸ™‚

    The DC

    • It was a great place to visit. The grave is a very moving sight, with all the flowers. I almost believed that ‘The King’ is really dead. πŸ˜‰

  9. I had a terrible desire to own Kit the car.

    At the forbidden city, the first time I went, we found another visitor who looked just like Mr Bean, but the picture was damaged in my flood ;-(

  10. I suppose it is inevitable that with seeing so many spectacular outsides, you would have seen plenty of amazing insides as well (as the actress said to the butcher). πŸ™‚
    Some wonderful places, indeed.

  11. Thanks for the insights on the “inside” of your travels. Enjoyed a photo journey down memory lane with you. Great post for challenge.


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