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 of ‘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. 😉
It had always been a dream of mine to see the pyramids of Egypt, and 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.
wow never thought INside could be sooo much Outstanding. Great post.
Thanks so much for the visit and your lovely comment. 😉
What a fun gallery of “inside” images!
I enjoyed remembering these places.
Yes, I’ve also been in quite a few like that around the US. This one was rather special though, and steeped in history. 😉
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 🙂
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.
Thanks, evea. I think he was many a boys idol. 😉
Who David or the car, lol!
Nice and diverse selection of inside photos AD! You don’t seem too scared of the gun toting barman 🙂
Hehehe. No, he seemed harmless enough. 😉
It was a fun challenge. 😉
Such gorgeous inside views AD 😉
Thanks so much. It’s only when the challenge came up, that I started remembering all the places I’ve been inside. 😉
You are quite the traveler … and cheers for sharing!
It seems like it, Frank. 😉
You sure have visited some exotic and unusual places AD. I love reading about your travel adventures. 🙂
Thanks, optie. 😉
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.
Quite a few places, but we’re working on it. 😉 The Egypt visit was great. It was before digital cameras, so the pics aren’t great, but I’ll have a look.
Great collection of shots for the challenge. 😉
Thanks so much. It was fun remembering. 😉
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thanks for taking me along to some of these amazing places
You’re welcome. It’s nice to have a reason to search out the photos for the theme. Brings back great memories. 😉
Fun , exciting, adventurous “inside” memories. I remember watching Knight Rider every weekend growing up. Wow, how time flies. Greatb post.
Thanks so much for your comment and like. Yes time sure does fly. My son is now the father of three lovely children. 😉
Thanks for liking my Inside post!
It was such a fun entry, with all those toys packed inside the car. 😉
What a great response to the prompt! You have visited some fabulous places.
Thanks, Tilly. Yes I have, and sometimes I can hardly believe it myself. 😆
Nicely done. Great experiences.
Thanks, fg. 😉
absolutely marvelous ad, you are a great traveler! i love the KITT car, brings back memories of a fun show 🙂
Yes it was a fun show, and David Hasselhoff was great, wasn’t he? 😉
What a nice selection for the theme. Hope you are enjoying your weekend too…x
Thanks, cocoa. Weekend is going well. 😉
Not on top but inside
Hahaha….. yes I remember that ad. 😉
Hi AD, some super insides you have visited with that lucky photographer 😉
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Thanks for your visit, and the pingback. 😉
Great post AD… I like it.. 🙂
Thanks so much, Bams. 😉
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! 😉 ) 😀 I hope you don’t mind that I’m still living vicariously throuhg many of your posts,teehee 🙂
Not at all, DC. Be my guest. Yes I do have lots of stories. Maybe I should write a book instead of diddling around on the blogs. 😆
Do both 😉 😀
I also loved Graceland…. Been there twice!
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. 😉
Excellent interpretation of the theme. Me, I’m still stumped. 😦
Thanks, Gunta. You always come up with something good. 😉
Beautiful post my friend i love it 🙂
Thanks so much, jake. 😉
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 ;-(
What was your substitute car, sidey? I’ve seen a few Mr Beans in my time. 😆
my substitute for KIt was a beautiful silver Honda Prelude, all the sleekness of Kit, but it didn’t talk back 😉
Sounds good to me. 😉
it was, my 50th present to myself
A sort of consolation prize. 😉
A celebration, dyed in silver streaks in my hair, bought a silver sports car and jolled!
That sounds wonderful. 😉
Great post! Great selections for the theme!
Thanks so much, Amy. 😉
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). 🙂
Some wonderful places, indeed.
Well, quite so, Col. 😉 We won’t carry on down that road, will we? 😆
Lovely selection. Giving it a skip this week with the family here,
Thanks, newsy. Sorry your family have to go away again.
Wow and that is some outstanding travelling.. to see all those places, what a very privileged person you are…
Thanks, bdt. I have some great memories, and blogging helps me to remember them. 😉
Ooooooohh…So cool! All of them!!
Thanks, Suzanne. 😉
Very, very, very cool! 🙂
Thanks, Madelaine. 😉
It’s the weekend? 🙂
Hehehe. You hadn’t noticed? At least I know that you read to the end. 😉
Thanks for the insights on the “inside” of your travels. Enjoyed a photo journey down memory lane with you. Great post for challenge.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. Glad you enjoyed my ‘inside’ memories. 😉
Those are some great insides!
Thanks so much. 😉
You are so fortunate to be able to travel to so many wonderful places. Great pix, as always.
Thanks so much, f&f. Yes, I know how very fortunate I am. 😉
the Elvis one made me smile because I’m busy writing a book about a boy who dreams of visiting Graceland 🙂
That sounds interesting, Ruth. It’s a great place to visit.
Terrific, and great travelling!
Thanks, Gilly. 😉