Travel theme: Gleaming

Travel provides memorable moments, gleaming ones, in fact, like sunrises, sunsets, happy sights, and people beaming with pride.  And it’s those very moments that urge us on to carry cameras and hope for the sparkle that the next big (or little) trip might bring.

Knoxville’s Sunsphere, with its gold-toned windows, became one gleaming glass ball behind the Museum of Art on this rain-threatening afternoon.

A gleaming Sunsphere in Knoxville, Tennessee

A gleaming Sunsphere in Knoxville, Tennessee

A flight from Tallahassee, Florida, to Knoxville left me no choice — no way sleeping through this gorgeous sight: rays of setting sun over puffs of gray-turned-amber clouds.

Afternoon flight from Tallahassee

Afternoon flight from Tallahassee

And turning 70 is not so bad if you’re surrounded by friends: birthday boy Bert on the right with fellow septuagenarian Joe Benedict on the left, gleaming in the glow of well-wishing beach friends!

Happy birthday, Joe and Bert!

Happy birthday, Joe and Bert!

For more entries in this week’s Travel theme: Gleaming on Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack, click here.


About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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12 Responses to Travel theme: Gleaming

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    What a diverse and lovely collection of gleaming. Celebrating birthdays is always such a gift. Every day and every year to be grateful for.

  2. Touring NH says:

    Happy (by now belated) birthday!! Beautiful capture from the plane.

  3. Amy says:

    A happy bunch! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  5. Leya says:

    Great series – love those 70-turners!

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