Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Here are my photos for this week’s ‘Near and Far’ WordPress Photo Challenge.

The first was taken from our colourful long-tail boat, as we were ferried around the ‘Khlongs’ in Bangkok.

This one was taken from the Moorish castle which stands proudly on the Rock of Gibraltar, overlooking the harbour. You can seeΒ  the Spanish coast and the Port of Algeciras in the distance.

Here you can see the skyscrapers of Hong Kong island, which overlook Victoria harbour, with the Kowloon Peninsula and China in the far distance.

This photo was taken from a car park overlooking Florence on our very first tour of Italy. Clearly visible in the distance, is the Ponte Vecchio which spans the Arno river, and the Basilica del Santa Maria Fiore, more commonly known as the Duomo.

I couldn’t resist slipping in this last one, sent to us yesterday by our son, after we had been chatting on Skype. It was early morning in New York, and Jeff and little Max were the only ones downstairs. We had a lovely long conversation, and spent a lot of time just smiling at Max, who seemed fascinated by his grandparents sitting on the other side of the world. Isn’t it wonderful how Skype can cut down the distance between near and far? πŸ™‚

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92 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

  1. Fabulous photos and yo have reminded me of a skype call I made to my granddaughter when she was nearly two. It was Christmas and I was half way round the world, she was so excited but somewhat confused!

    • Thanks so much, Gilly. Max is 18 months, and I don’t think he quite knew what to make of it, but at least he smiled at us, so we know he didn’t find us scary. πŸ™‚

  2. If I had to pick, which I don’t but I will, the boat floats my boat!
    Ahhhhh. Skype. Fabulous. Max is adorable, but you know that :-).

  3. Great photos. I love the Hongkong skyscrapers . Hope to visit it someday and that child in the last photo is so cute. πŸ™‚
    Truly, Skype makes communication easier. Thanks to technology. πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve come to realise that if I want more feet at my blog, I will have to start participating in the challenges.
    Thing is, I don’t have half the repertoire of pictures you seem to have so I will have to do my challenges with words πŸ˜‰
    Lovely pics once again AD! All the far-off places I would love to one day see,,,

  5. Beautiful photos! Especially the first one. But my favorite of them all is the Skype snapshot! That’s the best “Near and Far” photo, you seem near to each other as you talked although you are far away on the other side. And, nothing beats a happy family πŸ™‚

  6. I always see those buildings when I fly to Honk Kong International on my Taiwan. One day I actually intend on stopping there and visiting them.
    Your grandson is very cute πŸ™‚

  7. Love all your pictures, am a little biased to the last entry though πŸ˜‰ that’s first best for me! Max’s lucky to have such cool, globetrotting grandparents!
    The Hongkong shot is my second best πŸ˜‰

  8. I’m partial to the Florence landscape of course. Just kidding. The Hong Kong shot looks mad cool – the way it’s crisp and clear on the front and blurry on the back. And awesome ending, by the way.

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  10. these are all so great. Skype is wonderful isn’t it. It makes it so much easier for us than it must have been for our parents who had to wait for letters and the odd telephone call

  11. I love all of your photos in this challenge, but how wonderful to see you guys and Max, Skype-ing each other. Whatever would we do without it? πŸ™‚

  12. Wonderful photos from around the world in Near and Far challenge. I also like the last one for its’ representation of the challenge theme. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!


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