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Travel Photo Roulette 11: Friday Night WINNER

This round of Travel Photo Roulette brought out the fun in a lot of the entries…which is exactly what I was hoping for! Sometimes it’s nice to let loose. There were a lot of entries and choosing one that best represented what Friday night might mean to you, was a challenge. I think what made this week so interesting was that everyone has a different idea of a Friday night, yet there are some definite recurring themes in a lot of entries (ie, drinking).

The entries covered Friday nights from New Orleans to Marrakesh. Several American cities, Morocco, Korea, Australia, Japan, Spain, the UK, Paraguay, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand and even Canada made a showing. To view all the entries, click here.

And the winner is…

Kristian from Itchy Feet Chronicles

Friday night in Liverpool, UK

This is a Friday night in Liverpool, UK. Not bad considering this was the last photo I’d taken that night and I’d had quite a lot of beer by that point!!

I really love this photo. It’s simple enough that it’s not overwhelming. The background in the bar is absolutely mesmerizing and the two lonely dancers seem like their night is slowly fading to an end. I’m a graphic designer, what can I say… I went for the most graphic image.

Honorable Mentions

Okay, there were several other stand-out photos.

A half-finished bottle of Southern Tier’s “Creme Brulee Stout” at the now closed Brickskeller in Washington, DC. Brickskeller was a DC staple, with a beer list featuring over 1,000 selections. It was the perfect way to start (or end) a Friday night in the nation’s capital.

I love beer and Micah’s shot really makes me thirsty. When I was in DC last year, I tried to get to Brickskeller but it was closed when I was in the area. Apparently, it’s now closed down as well! Check out Micha’s blog:

Clubbing in Ibiza

Well, Friday night’s the night you get out and celebrate the weekend which for many means hitting a club.

Sometimes a Friday night is just about enjoying a cold drink with a friend at a quiet bar. Other times it’s about dancing your heart out and screaming on the dance floor (among other things). Travis’ photo from his months of photographing the club scene on Ibiza really captures the latter. Ibiza is still a place I’d really like to visit myself one day. Maybe the next time I’m in Spain! Check out Travis’ blog at Flashpacker HQ.

Be sure to participate next week!

Thanks to everyone for sharing your Friday night photos! Be sure to check Kristian’s blog for the next round of Travel Photo Roulette.

  1. Jeremy B says:

    I see a theme in these photos! :) Quite an interesting shot of the winner in Liverpool!

  2. Jeremy says:

    Trippy! Good pick

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh wow I won!

    Thanks very much… there’s some great entries there so I’m honoured. I’ll have to think up an interesting topic over the weekend, and I’ll post the new round at the beginning of next week.

  4. Nick Laborde says:

    Great choice… I think the hypnotic nature of this photo might have something to do with it ;)

  5. Micah says:

    Thanks for the mention, Adam! Kristian’s pic is definitely trippy – really stands out!

  6. Stephen says:

    Congrats Kristian! Very cool pic! Nice runners up, too…there were a lot of good ones this time around.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Definitely agree with the selection! It’s a great shot. I wish I could have gotten one of my Carnival shots into this contest!!! a couple weeks to late!

  8. Bluegreen Kirk says:

    Great photos and the one you took last turned out great even though you have been drinking. You should post more of your drunken photos! Congrats to the winner.

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