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Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s my backpack at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/04/leading-lines/ is Leading Lines.

This was a nice one and I was surprised, when I went through my photo files, to find how many pictures I had that involved leading lines, some more obvious than others.

The shots at top were taken in The Infinity Room at The House on the Rock (more on that incredible place in a later post) and the other at the Baptist Church in Itasca, Illinois. We made a special effort to get to The House on the Rock first thing in the morning so we could get to the Infinity Room before it filled up with people, one of those times when getting up early paid off!

The next pictures were taken on a ‘rustic roads’ day-trip to Wisconsin and during our vacation as we drove through South Dakota.  Both times, when we got out of the car to get a better look, everything was so calm and peaceful, a far cry from the roar of planes flying in and out of O’Hare Airport and the constant sound of traffic that we are so used to.

These shots were taken at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. And the ones below were taken at Northwestern University in Evanston and the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.

I think probably my favorites are the last two, the first taken outside the Milwaukee Art Museum and the other the train tracks that run underneath the John T Myers Pedestrian Bridge in Lafayette, Indiana. Wherever these leading lines take us, it’s always an interesting journey.