This week we are hosting Travel Photo Roulette round 79!

We’ve been chosen by Leckie and Laura from Quit Job Travel World as the winners of the previous round with a photo of an upside-down statue that can be found in Prague.

It is hanging from the ceiling and it is mocking the real statue of King Venceslas (found elsewhere in Prague). The ‘The Dead Horse’ is a statue by the Czech artist David Cerny.

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

‘The Dead Horse’ by the Czech artist David Cerny.

 Now as the winners we have the honour to host Round 79. So the theme of this week is:

PEOPLE SLEEPING

As you can see in our blog, we love taking pictures of people. People working, reading, in meditation, walking, eating or any other daily activity that attracts our attention while travelling. Through the simple gestures of people we can understand other cultures, observing that at the end we are all humans with the same feelings, dreams and passions.

One of the simple actions that we like the most is the one of sleeping. This is more a state then an action and it reminds us about dreaming and resting. People are more vulnerable and we (the observers) become more compassionate.

Here are some photos that can hopefully help you as inspiration.

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

A man having a nap in Nui Bay in Koh Lanta, Thailand.

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

A man sleeping in a T-shirt stall in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

So check your archive and submit your entry, we are sure you can show us some amazing photos taken during your travels. The contest will run from 12 May to 19 May, 2014.

and the winners are…

Zara and  Ashray from Backpack Me

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People SleepingAn excellent photograph! The angle and the composition of this photo, the ‘grunge’ colours, the unnatural position of the man between the chairs who is still sleeping like in the most comfortable bed on the planet. These are our reasons why we have chosen this great shot as a winner. Well done!

Congratulation to Zara and Ashray who will host Travel Photo Roulette Round 80!

 

ENTRIES

Entry #1

Tom Bartel from Travel Past 50

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

It was siesta time, and this guy was slumped over, sleeping, on his stool. I worried for him just a bit, because the enormous crates of chilis he was selling seem awful precarious. Guanajuato, Mexico.

 

Entry #2

Franca from Angloitalian, Follow Us!

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

I couldn’t help but smile seeing the Thai lady next to Dale making herself comfortable on a long 3rd class train journey through Thailand.

 

Entry #3

Zara from Backpack ME

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

Whenever life doesn’t give you a bed… put two chairs together! That’s exactly what this guy did, in Incredible India.

 

Entry #4

Donny from Turtles Travel

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

While searching for a peaceful place to sit and reflect after a long bike ride around Koh Trong island in Cambodia, we came upon this young boy. He was fast asleep with the Mekong flowing behind him. We imagined he had taken a few minutes to escape his chores. We shared his tranquil lookout for a bit and left him to enjoy his nap!

 

Entry #5

Johanna from TravelEater

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

I know New Yorkers have small apartments and tend to make the city their living room, but I’m still surprised every time I see something like this. Such a great city for street photography.

 

Entry #6

Jennifer from Jennywise Arcade

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

A local woman sleeping on the Zocalo in Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Entry #7

Claire from ZigZag on Earth

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

The Namibian Siesta. Our guide was taking a break while we were wandering in Deadvlei.

 

Entry #8

Dyanne from TravelnLass

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

This Moroccan lass, blissfully snoozing amid the cobbled lanes of perhaps my most favorite corner of the entire world: Chefchaouen (a.k.a. “The City of Blue”).

 

Entry #9

Marta from In a Faraway Land

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

I always thought of local markets as the liveliest places in the cities, and yet I was so wrong. San Pedro market in Cuzco, Peru was one of the dreamiest places I have visited. I snapped so many pics of vendors taking naps that I could easily put a collage altogether. There is so many labels, colours and distractions in all the things around the woman in that stand and yet she looks so calm and relaxed whilst taking her nap

 

Entry #10

Ross from Free Your Mind Travel

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

Alyse snapped this photo while we were riding the subway in Tokyo. While in this city we marvelled at how Japanese people could and would fall asleep pretty much anywhere!

 

Entry #11

Jeremy from Living the Dream

Travel Photo Roulette 79: People Sleeping

My wife and I are having a competition on our current long-term trip to see who can get more napping photos of the other. The loser has to buy the winner a puppy when (and if) we ever go home.

 

Contest Overview

The contest rotates through travel/photography blogs, so the winner of the previous round of Travel Photo Roulette hosts the subsequent round on their own blog. The new host then chooses the next theme (a generic keyword or phrase) and people submit their interpretations of the theme over the course of the week of the contest.

At the end of the week, the hosting blogger chooses their favourite photo from the submissions and displays it as the week’s winning entry. They then include direction to the new host for the next round. Readers can attempt to sway the author into picking a certain photo via comments, but the author can ignore comments as they see fit. The game is repeated with the winner hosting the following week’s game and choosing a phrase for new photo submissions.

Feel free to share this article on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and StumbleUpon so more people can join the contest. The more the merrier!

Guidelines

  • One submission per blog, so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry.
  • Post processing is permitted, but photo altering (ie. using Photoshop) is not.
  • Abstract submissions welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase. Remember, the hosting blogger chooses the winner, so if they cannot understand the submission, you might not win!
  • Please try and keep your images medium-sized and web-optimized. *Note* We like to display large photos on our blog. If possible please submit your entry with a width of 1050 px.
  • If you win, keep these in mind when choosing a new theme:
  • Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments.” For variety, it is okay to say focused things such as “monuments at night” which most of us have pictures of. Phrases can be generic ‘signs’, or abstract ‘religion’.
  • Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque”, or “Overlooking Creation”. Use something that is able to be interpreted by all.
  • After 1 year, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
  • Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
  • Most importantly, all photographs must be your own.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for travel and photography bloggers, you must have a travel/photography blog to enter. Sorry!

How to Enter

Travel Photo Roulette #79: People Sleeping

To enter in the Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with a link to the image (whether Flickr, Picasa or your own site) and we will upload it to this post. Don’t forget to provide a brief description or caption for the photo so the viewers can get a little background as to what’s happening.

Check back here through the week to see all the entries as they come in – feel free to comment on them. The contest runs for 7 days from now, with the submission date being May 12-May 19, 2014 (Monday through Monday). We will announce the winner within the next few days after the deadline, and they will host round 80.

Previous Winners

This is a list of all the previous winners and themes. Click the host’s link to go directly to that entry to see some fab photographs.

1. Nov 2010 Living the Dream Animals

2. Nov 2010 Skinny Backpacker Road Signs

3. Nov 2010 Dream a Little Dream Street Art

4. Dec 2010 Flashpacker HQ Festival

5. Dec 2010 Over Yonderlust Landmarks

6. Dec 2010 Don’t Ever Look Back Beaches

7. Jan 2011 ThePlanetD Portraits

8. Jan 2011 Travel with a Mate Motion

9. Jan 2011 Johnny Vagabond Water

10. Feb 2011 Ken Kaminesky Urban

11. Feb 2011 Travels of Adam Friday Night

12. Mar 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles The Journey

13. Mar 2011 Brendan’s Adventures Changing Seasons

14. Apr 2011 Shutterfeet Storytelling

15. Apr 2011 10 Times One Piousness

16. Apr 2011 Beached Eskimo Learning

17. May 2011 Travel Junkies Architecture

18. Jun 2011 Destination World Transportation

19. Jun 2011 Living the Dream Paradise

20. Jun 2011 Vagabond Quest Clothes

21. Jul 2011 The Unframed World Symmetry

22. Jul 2011 Beached Eskimo Home

23. Jul 2011 BackPackerBanter Inspiration

24. Aug 2011 WanderingTrader Darkness

25. Aug 2011 Finding the Universe Tranquillity

26. Sep 2011 Fearful Adventurer Food

27. Sep 2011 Adventures of a GoodMan City

28. Oct 2011 Globe-Trekking.com Reflections

29. Oct 2011 Scene With A Hart Framing

30. Nov 2011 Vagabond Quest Silhouettes

31. Nov 2011 Hecktic Travels Music

32. Dec 2011 Globetrotter Girls Love

33. Dec 2011 Man on the lam Humor

34. Jan 2012 My Walkabout Winter

35. Jan 2012 The Art of Slow Travel Blue

36. Feb 2012 Ten times One Depth of the Field

38. Mar 2012 Nomadbiba Sunshine

39. Mar 2012 Travel With Kat Local Character

40. Apr 2012 The Travel Bunny Street Scene

41. Apr 2012 Adventure Crow Spirit of the Country

42. May 2012 Food Travel Bliss Evening

43. May 2012 Matt Gibson Adventure

44. May 2012 Flashpacker HQ Once In A Lifetime

45. Jul 2012 Skinny Backpacker Surreal

46. Aug 2012 2away Smile

47. Aug 2012 Bridges and Balloons Excellent Splendour of the Universe

48. Sep 2012 The GypsyNester What the ?!

49. Oct 2012 Runaway Juno Sweet

50. Nov 2012 GQ Trippin Play

51. Nov 2012 Life’s Little Victories Friendship

52. Dec 2012 Breakaway Backpacker Face

53. Jan 2013 Fly, Icarus, Fly Serendipity

54. Feb 2013 Travel Transmissions Lost in Thought

55. Feb 2013 Wanderlusters The Natural World

56. Mar 2013 Travel Junkies Patterns

57. Apr 2013 Living the Dream Your First Time

58. May 2013 Getting Stamped The Sun Goes Down

59. Jun 2013 The GypsyNester Cheesy Tourist Diversions

60. Jun 2013 Boomeresque Revolution

61. Jul 2013 Breakaway Backpacker Colorful

62. Aug 2013 Around This World Mountains

63. Aug 2013 Passports and Pamplemousse Hands at Work

64. Sep 2013 TurtlesTravel Dance

65.Sep 2013 Keep calm and travel The Sea

66 Sep 2013 Travel Photo Discovery The Market

67. Oct 2013 Am I Nearly There Yet? Travel Fails

68. Oct 2013 The GypsyNester Weird Regional Foods

69. Nov 2013 Sophie’s World Trees

70. Nov 2013 SHOuTography Party

71. Dec 2013 Adventures of a Goodman Ruin

72. Dec 2013 Have Blog Will Travel Light

73. Jan, 2014 This World Rocks Crowds

74. Jan, 2014 Travel Past 50 Competition

75. Feb 2014 The Working Traveller Working

76. Mar 2014 Travels with Carole Umbrellas

77. Apr 2014 Independent Travel Help Quirky

78. Apr 2014 Quit Job Travel World Statues

79. May 2014 Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping

 

29 Responses

  1. Tom Bartel

    Because it was Monday when we visited Guanajuato, we couldn’t visit any of the museums. So, we were reduced to checking out the local market. (Actually, we usually make a point of checking out local markets wherever we go.) It was siesta time, and this guy was slumped over, sleeping on his stool. I worried for him just a bit, because the enormous crates of chilis he was selling seem awful precarious. http://travelpast50.com/chili-vendor-guanajuato-mexico/

    Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hello Tom,

      Thanks for your photo. Good shot! We liked this sense of imminent catastrophe like he is going to be buried by tons of chillies. :)

      Reply
  2. Ross

    Alyse snapped this photo while we were riding the subway in Tokyo. While in this city we marvelled at how Japanese people could and would fall asleep pretty much anywhere!

    Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hello Ross,

      Thanks for your photo. We like the diversity of the 3 postures. One guy almost falling down. The man in the middle like he is meditating and the man on the right with crossed arms. Great one.

      Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Ciao Franca,

      Thank you for your submission. This is indeed a funny photo. Another good reason why travelling with public transports in Asia is always a great experience, even if Dale doesn’t seem to be happy to play the role of a pillow. :)

      Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hi Richard, thanks for your photo. But this contest is only for travel bloggers and it doesn’t look you run any travel blog.

      Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hi Zara, thanks for your entry.

      Very good shot! Taken from an interesting angle and good colours too :)

      Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hello Donny, thanks for submitting your photo. We really love the calm atmosphere and the tranquillity that these scene evokes. Well done. :)

      Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hi Johanna,

      Happy to see a photo from you. Great shot. For sure they were really tired to be able to fall asleep with all the crowd around. We hope to visit NYC one day :)

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      • Johanna (@TravelEater)

        Plus the great sleeping pill called sunshine :-)
        It is a great city – I know you’d both love it.
        Thanks again for the contest, super fun!

    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for your photo. We like the colors in this photo and especially her dress :)

      Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hello Claire,

      Thanks a lot for your photo. Really incredible position. We wonder how he could not fall down from that branch :)

      Reply
  3. Dyanne@TravelnLass

    Goodness, haven’t participated here since the very early days of TPR. Thought I’d toss my hat into the round ‘cuz I have a few “sleepers” to choose from (after all, sleeping subjects are especially easy to snap, yes?) 😉

    This Moroccan lass, blissfully snoozing amid the cobbled lanes of perhaps my most favorite corner of the entire world: Chefchaouen (a.k.a. “The City of Blue”).

    http://travelnlass.smugmug.com/Travel/Morocco/AhMorocco/i-PQJtTjZ/0/XL/morocco013-PhotoRouletteSleeping-XL.jpg

    Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hi Dyanne,

      Thanks for your photo. Great shot and great colours. We really would like to visit this blue city one day. We have been in Morocco once but never in Chefchaouen.

      Reply
  4. Marta Kulesza

    Hey Guys! I remembered I snapped few photos of people sleeping and resting during my travels. I also wondered how many others snapped a photo of me. Sleeping is one of my favorite activities, after taking photos, so I think connecting those 2 in your theme is a great idea. Here is my submission. I always thought of local markets as the liveliest places in the cities, and yet I was so wrong. San Pedro market in Cuzco, Peru was one of the dreamiest places I have visited. I snapped so many pics of vendors taking naps that I could easily put a collage altogether. Here is my submission. There is so many labels, colours and distractions in all the things around the woman in that stand and yet she looks so calm and relaxed whilst taking her nap. I hope the link works. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?pid=6014189715344015314&oid=107825958240437605239

    Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hi Marta,

      Thanks for your entry. We also love markets and you can find definitely lot of characters sleeping there. We like this shot and it looks like all these items are going to collapse on her. Great one :)

      Reply
    • Gianni Bianchini

      Hi Jeremy,

      Thanks for submitting this funny photo. We wish you to win the puppy :)

      Reply
    • Ivana Greslikova

      Hi guys,
      Yes, we love all these ‘sleeping’ photos a lot! And the winning one especially, of course 😉
      I have seen you are taking part in the next roulette, so good luck!!!

      Reply

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