Monday, 16 September 2013

"Travel Your Way" Photo Competition

Rhino Car Hire has launched an interesting photo competition, and I have been invited to participate by Dana from Time Travel Plans. The prize are £1,000 for the overall winner, and a SONY Nex-3N Compact Camera System worth £379 for every category winner. 
 
Travel bloggers are invited to submit their photos of their travels on different means of transport. Not that I want to compete with "real" photographers, but I thought browsing through my old photographs would be both interesting and funny!
 
By road
 
I was on a road trip with my parents through the lakes of Northern Italy. We stopped in Omegna, on the northern tip of Lake d'Orta, a small yet lovely lake in Piedmont, when we spotted this car, parked in front of a driving school. How would it be to take a road trip on this jewel of a car?



Taken at Omegna, Lago D'Orta
Old 'cinquecento' parked in Omegna, Lake d'Orta

By air

I was at Girona airport after a trip to Barcelona, and I snapped this picture from the big window in the waiting hall. I call it "The Power of Ryanair".

The Power of Ryanair
The Power of Ryanair. Girona, Spain


By sea

This one is more about travelling by water, but I realized I hadn't posted this picture. Slovenia is a country for lovers of outdoor activities. In Lake Bohinj you can hike from one side to the other, or you can rent a canoe and paddle your way to the next beach.

canoista
Lonely canoeing in Lake Bohinj, Slovenia



By Rail

I travel by train a lot, but I struggled to find a good picture of my journeys on the railways of Europe and beyond. Then I had an illumination: the train is not the only way to travel on rails! And this is when I remembered about this picture taken last May in Istanbul. I was a bit bored and disappointed by Istiklal Caddesi: to me it looked like any other big commercial street. It could have been in any European city. Then I heard the ring of the tram, and I was suddenly ecstatic about Istiklal Caddesi. I travelled with the tram a lot while in Istanbul, and it is a safe and easy way to move around the city.



A tram in Istiklal Caddesi
Tram and veiled woman in Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul




Now it's time to nominate five other bloggers I follow and invite them to participate in this photo competition: Bon Voyage, Lauren, Travelling Book Junkie, abitofculture, You Should Go too! and Danik the Explorer.


Happy travels everyone! 

7 comments:

  1. Great photos, Stefania. I especially love the one in Slovenia. It's a country that's steadily moving up my list of travel priorities!

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  2. Great submission! The photo from Slovenia is beyond gorgeous and I like the phrase "the power of Ryanair". Haha.
    Thank you for the invite :) I'll post mine sometime next week.

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  3. Thabnk you both. I love that photo too, but it's not me, it's Slovenia!

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  4. Love all of your submissions for sure but the Slovenia images really catches my eye, so tranquil and lovely. Thank you for inviting me too and Happy Travels!

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  5. That one pic of you canoeing in Slovenia was AMAZING! Great collection of photos, I really enjoyed it.

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  6. Thank you Barbara and JR. The colours of Slovenia are really that beautiful!

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  7. You know your projects stand out of the herd. There is something special about them. It seems to me all of them are really brilliant! stop for travel enthusiasts

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