I’m writing this week’s travel theme from a porch on a hot summer’s night near Charleston, South Carolina. Tomorrow I set off on a long distance road trip – the destination is Seattle but I’m going the long way round, hoping to take in a few National Parks along the way. Crickets and bullfrogs are filling the sultry night air with noise and suddenly, Seattle seems very, very far away.
Before I set off on the adventure, however, here are a few distant objects I’ve photographed on my travels. First up, a snow-capped Mount Adams, taken from Mount Rainier National Park – over 50 miles away; it still looms large.
Exploring the shores of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan, I spotted a couple of boatmen off in the distance.
A humourous advertisement for a medication from the distant past, painted on the side of a building in the Wild West town of Winthrop, Washington.
A flashy swathe of tulips in Skagit Valley almost manage to upstage the dramatic peaks of the Cascade mountains off in the distance.
New York is so big, sometimes it can help to get a little distance. Manhattan looming out of the fog, taken from the Hoboken shore.
Now it’s your turn to bring your most distant, faraway places to the foreground. If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone is welcome!) here’s what to do:
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I’m looking forward to seeing your far-flung posts which will keep me reading and dreaming of distant places on my upcoming trip.
“Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams
“Every once in a while, people need to be in the presence of things that are really far away.” – Ian Frazier