Travel Theme: Unexpected

Ailsa has chosen Unexpected for this week’s Travel Theme.

Travel should be all about discovering and experiencing new places, and is often made the more memorable by unexpected events. I’m all for these, as long as they are not too drastic! Had to hunt this image out from the archives, I took a guess at the year and struck lucky.

Cut to a day 20 years ago in France, en route to St Emilion. The image below was taken on the evening we arrived at a hotel near Poitiers to discover that a Highwire act had come to town! We delayed dinner to watch the unexpected fun….



More unexpected at Ailsa’s blog.


  1. Allan G. Smorra

    Good photo, unexpected is right!

  2. You must have been holding your breath, as you watched this. i don’t see a safety net. Was there one?

  3. Great capture …. and very good quality of the photo, for being over 20 years old.
    Perfect for the challenge. Have do dig in my files now. Have a lovely weekend, Sue!

    • The photo was a 35mm Fujifilm slide, which I scanned in last evening….the Fuji ones have kept fine. But some older Agfa, Perutz and even Kodachrome have suffered disastrous colour degeneration. I should have scanned them years ago! So loads of lost memories. Have a great weekend yourself! 🙂

      • Sue, I carried all my negatives for years around the world and I never looked at them, so in the end I just thought enough is enough and I burnt them all – even my photos, there will be loads of new moments to capture, but I regret it now a little after I started my blog.

      • Aaargh! I do consider my photos to be my future nostalgias, so even though many are not necessarily good images per se, I still keep them for the memories. However, they will have to be culled when I downsize!

      • They where getting heavier and heavier – never I looked at them neither, so I started of with a clean start when I moved back to Sweden .. But in those days out 10 rolls of film – maybe 10 photos came out good enough. I have done posters of my best photos and framed them very nicely and they are all over my home walls.

      • Lovely! You have found your way, and I have mine 🙂

  4. Wow that’s a surprise for sure!

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  6. Fab capture Sue!! I wouldn’t have been able to watch!

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