Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Tilted

As soon as I saw Ailsa’s new theme, I thought of my header, which probably make you all believe that I spend my life reclining in a hammock between two tilted palm trees on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora. I assure you that this is very far from the truth, although it would be very nice indeed. πŸ™‚


On the subject of palm trees, I really had a problem with this one in Punta Cana. No-one heard my cries for help as I tried in vain to push it back up again. πŸ™‚


Of course, one couldn’t possibly do a ’tilted’ challenge without including the most famous crooked edifice in the world, the seven storey high Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower leans a little bit more each year and was closed for repairs in 1990, when it was leaning fourteen and a half feet to one side. Engineers worked to stabilize the foundation, straightening the tower only slightly to help prevent irreparable damage without taking away the uniqueness of the structure.


Hubby made a valiant attempt to push it upright, but he just wasn’t quite strong enough.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my fun photos for Ailsa’s theme. To see more interpretations, just click here.

97 comments on “Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Tilted

  1. That was great fun! I just love the shot of the tower being pushed back up with the finger! Very clever. πŸ™‚

  2. I see you are always ready to lend a helping hand to leany thingies! Or, in the case of the first, to try and pull them over completely! πŸ™‚

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  4. It’s funny that you say we may believe that you spend your life reclining in a hammock between two tilted palm trees on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora – because that’s what I think when I think of you (LOL!) I think of calm, laid back and relaxed Sylvia πŸ˜€
    I remember when my niece was very young and her parents went on a holiday. They left in a plane and for the next week whenever she saw a plane in the sky she would say ‘there’s my mum and dad’ as if they just spent a week ion the sky. I guess it’s just human nature that we are reminded of people just from one snippet of their life πŸ˜‰

    PS – great pics!

    • Thanks, Dianne. That’s such a sweet story about your niece. πŸ˜€ I’m not sure that hubby would agree with you about the calm, laid back, relaxed Sylvia. Sometimes I am, but this week I’m so busy trying to prepare for our seven months away from here. πŸ™‚

  5. There’s neither a piano nor a computer near you hammock. You couldn’t stay there longer than the time it took to take your picture. Probably you just hopped out and said, “OK Hubby, it’s your turn. I’ll take your picture.” πŸ™‚

      • You communicate very well and very transparently. One does get to know the author well after reading their work for a while. πŸ™‚ My best friend said the other day that I live in a world that is not real, and I had to disagree with her. She said, “But you call them friends, and you haven’t met them.” True on both accounts, but what better way to get acquainted than to read what someone writes from their heart and their life’s experiences? Even my husband knows me better now than he ever has – because he reads what I write. πŸ™‚ Lots of love, my friend πŸ™‚

    • What you say is so true, Marsha. I know that I would love to meet you one day, and if we do meet, we won’t feel like strangers. πŸ™‚ Love to you too.

  6. Sadly I never got to go up the leaning tower as it was closed when we visited. I’m going to tell everyone about your hammock in the garden in Umhlanga! πŸ˜‰

    • I thought it was a closely guarded secret! We didn’t go up the tower either, for the same reason. I didn’t mind though as I was worried it might finally topple over with me in it. πŸ˜€

  7. What a lot of tilted places you’ve visited. I love the way you’re really putting your back into straightening out the tree. Bora Bora looks like a wonderful place…..must add it to my ever expanding list!

    • Yes, that tree was going nowhere, even with all my muscle power. πŸ™‚ I’m sure that you would love Bora Bora. It’s quite unspoilt.

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  9. I have a whole collection of tilted shots, Ad. Trouble is, none of them are deliberate! I’m told there is a process by which you can “correct” them but I live in ignorance, as usual. πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha. There is an edit feature on my Apple Mac which says, ‘straighten’. I guess I could even straighten the Leaning Tower, but then everything else would be skew. πŸ™‚

  10. What fun responses to the prompt. I hope neither your arms nor your husband’s index finger were hurt in the process. πŸ™‚

  11. Everything seems wonky where you are, luckily you are strong enough to keep the palmtree and the tower of Pisa from falling πŸ™‚

  12. Nice pair of legs there! Really great photos and I love the spirit of them … I can see that you have a problem with things that tilt a bit too much – very funny. Love your gallery.

  13. All fab shots (and legs I must say, mrs). I really like your leaning tower on with the neighbouring building. Most people don’t include it and the addition adds perspective to my mind.

  14. Beautiful tilted entry AD! Looks like that palm tree had you going there. Still love the shot of you in the hammock the best. πŸ˜€ *hugs*

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