Ailsa’s Travel theme: Silhouette

Ailsa’s travel theme this week had me searching through my photos. At first, I was sure that I had nothing, except for this one, which isn’t really a silhouette, but a shadow. I took it on our beach when we went to have a look at the local air show a couple of months ago. We sat there until the sun started to go down, and it began to get cold. I saw our shadows on the sand, and couldn’t resist capturing with my iPhone.

I was wrong however, about not having any suitable photos and found these three. The first one, of sunset on Sunset Beach in Hawaii, I’ve posted before, but I think you won’t mind seeing it again. πŸ™‚

The second was taken at sunset from our hotel window in Tahiti.

Lastly, I have a photo taken through the coach window, as we travelledΒ  in Spain. The Osborne sherry Bull “El toro de Osborne” is a 14 meter high black silhouetted image of a bull in semi-profile, and is regarded as the unofficial national symbol of Spain. The bull was created in 1956 by Manolo Prieto. These hoardings of cut-out bulls dominate the landscape across Spain. Spaniards see the image of the bull as a national symbol, as it reminds them of bullfights and the beauty of this strong animal.

Just click here, to see more silhouettes which have been entered for Ailsa’s theme.




51 comments on “Ailsa’s Travel theme: Silhouette

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  3. Well, a shadow is just a silhouette seen the wrong way!
    The Spanish are rather full of ‘it’, I would say … ritually torturing to death something they admire.

  4. I like the shadow pic – it has potential to creep people out. As for the Hawaii pic, you’re right, that’s a great pic.

  5. Great shots AD – but you must know how much I love the Spanish toro!

    I was thinking of doing a post about this Spanish national symbol – but you beat me to it!

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