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Travel Photo Roulette #96: Frozen

Travel Photo Roulette #96: Frozen

This is round 96 of the ongoing series Travel Photo Roulette. I won the last round, hosted by Melissa at Where’s the Go?, so that means it’s my turn to play host. 

 

I’m currently on the east coast of the USA, experiencing the what seems like pretty much the worst winter ever. The snow and negative temperatures just keep piling up, and it spring is still a long, long time away. When the weather is this ridiculous, there’s nothing you can do but make the best of it – instead of staring longingly at pictures of tropical beaches, I’ve decided to embrace life in a seemingly eternal cold-snap.

That’s why I picked the theme of this round: ‘Frozen’. So channel your inner Elsa, let it go, and show me your best pictures of ice, snow, and all things cold.

 

Winner: Linda at Journey Jottings

 
 “On my recent visit to Scotland we woke on this cold January morning to a crisp white hoar frost coating the hedgerows and the top of our stone wall and gate.”
 

I love the details of the delicate frost in the early morning light, and the patchily frosted landscape in the background. It feels like the type of morning where I can’t resist exploring, even though I know it will be freezing.

 

Entries

 

Jeremy at Living the Dream

Ice Tunnel Mount Jungfrau in Lauterbrunnen, by www.livingthedreamrtw.com

 This shot was taken inside inside an ice tunnel at the top of Mount Jungfrau in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. I don’t know if you can get any more frozen than a tunnel full of ice, so, here we are! Brr.

 

 Lance at Travel Addicts

THE BLEAKNESS OF BUCHENWALD - by Lance at http://www.traveladdicts.net

On top of the Ettersberg mountain outside of Weimar, Germany is the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. I’ve been several times and I always seem to encounter sub-zero temperatures, driving winds, blowing snow…and the horror of the past. There is no escaping the cold.
 

 Juergen at dare2go

Sunrise at the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, from dare2go.com
 
 The first sun rays hitting the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia. We camped the night there in our RV, I actually jumped out of bed when I saw the light, grabbed my camera together with a few clothes and out the door I went…
 

Tom Bartel at Travel Past 50

Matterhorn by Tom Bartel at http://travelpast50.com/matterhorn-black-white-zermatt-switzerland/
 
The Matterhorn, Black and White: That’s all snow and ice. I took these from the cog train that chugs up the mountain from Zermatt to Gornergrat. One view after another.
 
 

 Carole at Travels With Carole and Berkeley and Beyond 

Ice hotel, from Carol at http://www.berkeleyandbeyond.com/
This sweet chapel is part of the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada. It is made entirely of ice and snow. A bar where I sipped a colorful cocktail from a carved-out ice cube glass is adjacent.
 
 

Jerome at Travel Boldly 

Cross-country skiers - traverse a frozen lake in the Sawtooth Mountains of  Idaho, USA  Photo: copyright Jerome Shaw 2009

Cross-country skiers – traverse a frozen lake in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, USA. Photo: copyright Jerome Shaw 2009

This is a photo from the 2nd day of a 10 day haute route x-c ski trip through the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. We lived in snow caves that we built each night along the route.

 

Adam at Street Food World Tour

Frozen Trees in the Namib desert. These trees have been turned to stone and frozen forever in the dried lake bed in the middle of a sand dune field.

 

Carrie at Jetways

from www.jetwayz.com/

One of the last places you’d expect to find something frozen is in the desert. Morocco really surprised us with how diverse the climates were within the country. We went from sand to snow in a matter of minutes when we drove through the high atlas mountains.

 
 

Rules/Guidelines

One submission per blog.
Abstract pictures are fine, as long as I can see how it relates to the theme!
New or old photos are fine, as long as they haven’t been entered in a TPR round before.
Keep it PG-13 – or at least safe for work, please.
ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
Talk about Photo Roulette! When tweeting about it, don’t forget to use the #PhotoRoulette hashtag.For hosts: Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Instead of a specific place, like ‘the Eiffel Tower,’ go with something like ‘monuments.’ Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand.

How to Submit a Photo

Just leave a comment with a link to the image! And tell us if there’s a story behind the picture, and how it fits the theme.I’ll add the submitted pictures to this post, so check back to see them all!The contest runs for 7 days starting February 19th and ending March 1st..  

Details

Here’s how it works: the winner of each round of Travel Photo Roulette hosts the next round on their blog. That host picks the winner, who hosts the next round. It’s a chain of travel-photo-goodness that’s been running for over four years!

 
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Travel Photo Roulette: Previous Rounds

1. Living the Dream Animals

2. Skinny Backpacker Road Signs

3. Dream a Little Dream Street Art

4. Flashpacker HQ Festival

5. Over Yonderlust Landmarks

6. Don’t Ever Look Back Beaches

7. ThePlanetD Portraits

8. Travel with a Mate Motion

9. Johnny Vagabond Water

10. Ken Kaminesky Urban

11. Travels of Adam Friday Night

12. Itchy Feet Chronicles The Journey

13. Brendan’s Adventures Changing Seasons

14. Shutterfeet Storytelling

15. 10 Times One Piousness

16. Beached Eskimo Learning

17. Travel Junkies Architecture

18. Destination World Transportation

19. Living the Dream Paradise

20. Vagabond Quest Clothes

21. The Unframed World Symmetry

22. Beached Eskimo Home

23. BackPackerBanter Inspiration

24. WanderingTrader Darkness

25. Finding the Universe Tranquillity

26. Fearful Adventurer Food

27. Adventures of a GoodMan City

28. Globe-Trekking.com Reflection

29. Scene With A Hart Framing

30. Vagabond Quest Silhouettes

31. Hecktic Travels Music

32. Globetrotter Girls Love

35. The Art of Slow Travel Blue

36. Ten times One Depth of the Field

37. No longer hosted

38. Nomadbiba Sunshine

39. Travel With Kat Local Character

40. The Travel Bunny Street Scene

41. Adventure Crow Spirit of the Country

42. Food Travel Bliss Evening

43. Matt Gibson Adventure

44. Flashpacker HQ Once In A Lifetime

45. Skinny Backpacker Surreal

46. 2away Smile

47. Bridges and Balloons Excellent Splendour of the Universe

48. The GypsyNester What the ?!

49. Runaway Juno Sweet

50. GQ Trippin Play

 

51. Life’s Little Victories Friendship

52. Breakaway Backpacker Face

53. Fly, Icarus, Fly Serendipity

54. Travel Transmissions Lost in Thought

55. Wanderlusters The Natural World

56. Travel Junkies Patterns

57. Living the Dream Your First Time

58. Getting Stamped The Sun Goes Down

59. The GypsyNester Cheesy Tourist Diversions

60. Boomeresque Revolution

61. Breakaway Backpacker Colorful

62. Around This World Mountains

63. Passports and Pamplemousse Hands at Work

65. Keep calm and travel The Sea

66. Travel Photo Discovery The Market

67. Am I Nearly There Yet? Travel Fails

68. The GypsyNester Weird Regional Foods

69. Sophie’s World Trees

70. SHOuTography Party

71. Adventures of a Goodman Ruin

72. Have Blog Will Travel Light

73. This World Rocks Crowds

74. Travel Past 50 Competition

75. The Working Traveller Working

76. Travels with Carole Umbrellas

77. Independent Travel Help Quirky

78. Quit Job Travel World Statues

79. Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping

80. Backpack Me Mouthwatering

81. 20 Years Hence The Face of A Nation

82. Two for the Road Into the Wild

83. TurtlesTravel Summer!

84. Adventures Around Asia Candid

85. Travel with Kevin and Ruth Hiking

86. Till The Money Runs Out Transport

87. The Crowded Planet Wild World

88. ZigZag On Earth The 4 Element

89. Travel Addicts Heritage

90. Living the Dream Your Grand Adventure

91. Getting Stamped Inspire

92. Flashpacker HQ Viewpoint

93. Adventures of a GoodMan WOW!

94. ZigZag On Earth Roads and Tracks

95. Where’s The Gos? Street Art

 

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23 Comments

    • Those walls are amazing! Definitely as frozen as you can get.

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    • It’s certainly bleak, but still fitting – it would be even stranger to visit in sunny, cheerful weather.

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  1. Congratulations on your win (that round I missed because I could not get any decent internet in Argentina). I had to think for a moment if I had anything suitable for your topic ‘Frozen’ (we don’t like it cold in general) until I remembered a beautiful shot of the first sun rays hitting the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia. We camped the night there in our RV, I actually jumped out of bed when I saw the light, grabbed my camera together with a few clothes and out the door I went…
    http://dare2gocom.tumblr.com/post/111855520576/sunrise-at-the-perito-moreno-glacier-in
    Juergen | dare2go recently posted…On The Road AgainMy Profile

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    • That is beautiful! Definitely worth jumping out of bed for. I stopped short of Patagonia when I was in Chile and I regret it.

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  2. First, I think you got the entry dates wrong, unless time runs backward in your blog world. Here’s my entry from Switzerland this December. The post has five images, so please pick the one on the bottom. That’s all snow and ice. I took these from the cog train that chugs up the mountain from Zermatt to Gornergrat. One view after another. http://travelpast50.com/matterhorn-black-white-zermatt-switzerland/
    Tom Bartel recently posted…Rusted Truck Cab, Bedouin Camp, Sinai, EgyptMy Profile

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    • Oops. Not gonna lie, if I had the ability to make time run backwards, it would make meeting deadlines a lot easier.

      That’s an impressively bleak landscape – I think I’m even colder now!

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    • I love delicate frost! And the morning glow on that landscape is gorgeous.

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  3. From Carole at Travels With Carole (http://travelswithcarole.blogspot.com) and Berkeley and Beyond (http://www.berkeleyandbeyond.com)

    http://www.berkeleyandbeyond.com/icehotel.jpg

    This sweet chapel is part of the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada. It is made entirely of ice and snow. A bar where I sipped a colorful cocktail from a carved-out ice cube glass is adjacent.

    Please confirm receipt.
    Carole Terwilliger Meyers recently posted…Things to Do: Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, Avila Beach, CaliforniaMy Profile

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    • Love the chapel! I really want to see Quebec’s ice hotel. I have been to an ice bar in Alaska and it was awesome.

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    • That is definitely not what I would expect from Morocco! I love the view with that lonely road leading away into the mountains.

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    • That is seriously cool. I had no idea a place like that existed!

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    • Somehow I hadn’t realized Idaho had mountains this impressive – or that much snow. I would love the cross country skiing trip! The sleeping in snow caves, maybe not.

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  4. Has this Photo Roulette kinda died?
    [rant]I don’t see that the last submissions have been included. And certainly no recent input from Jess (or who-ever-else is running this site); we should have a winner by now!

    Shame! I believe if you enter your own photo into the Photo Roulette you should be prepared to win and hold the next round of the contest. When I foresee that I might be travelling in regions with weak internet I usually don’t enter in the first place; of course delays like now render any ‘planning’ superfluous.[/rant]
    Sorry if unforeseen circumstances kept you from attending…
    Juergen | dare2go recently posted…Iron Clad HousesMy Profile

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    • Sorry for the delay – I messed up my computer while attempting to upgrade it, so it took a few days to sort it out.

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      • That’s alright! You’re excused ;)
        I recently upgraded my tablet to Android 5, only to find that
        a) Android 5 drains the battery badly
        b) downgrading back to 4.4.4 was a real headache and
        c) took much longer than the upgrade.

        My congratulations to the well deserved winner!
        Juergen | dare2go recently posted…Majestic Araucaria Trees & Magnificent RiversMy Profile

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  5. Oh!!!
    I’ve just popped back to see who won this round and see it was me!!!!
    I’ll email you Jess as I’m hoping there’s an html template for all the rules and previous winners to be included in my post?
    It looks like it usually starts on a Friday, so I’ll kick it off on Friday 13th and close it on the Sunday 22nd March so we get the weekend!
    Look forward to seeing you all over my neck of the woods in a few days to share some more great photos :)
    Linda ~ Journey Jottings recently posted…Packing List for Travel Journallers Who Want to be More ArtyMy Profile

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