Tuesday, 22 May 2012

FAR FROM HOME

Carmi's Challenge this week is "FAR FROM HOME". I thought Longyearbyen, in Svalbard (Spitzbergen) at 78 degrees north, was about as far from home as I could get, going north! The little town was warm and friendly, and the sun was lovely the day we went there on our cruise, but if you got in the wind, you knew you were in the Arctic! That's the summer snow, with a glacier in the distance.
However, this year we went far from home to a much warmer clime - this is the Jacaranda trees blooming in Funchal, in Madeira.
And this is the view from the top of the Cathedral in Gran Canaria. Long way from anything, really, especially to those of us who are a bit freaked out by heights!!

8 comments:

Max Sartin said...

I really like this theme, all the places I get to see.. Great pictures, thanks for the views.

Lisa Shafer said...

Oh, that top town looks just charming!

lailani said...

This is a fun theme...I hope to walk under Jacaranda trees one day!

Alexia said...

So great to see these lovely places! That niddle one is charming, with the trees and the couple walking.

Alexia said...

*middle

Bob Scotney said...

When I was working in Norway in the 1980s I had the job of vetting exploration proposals for Svalbard, but was never allowed a visit. Geological survey results are nowhere near as photogenic as your photos. Beats reviewing the precautions to be taken in the event of a polar bear attack.

Karen S. said...

I certainly could view all your photos from here....what charming little cottages are they in the first photo! The lovely couple strolling along the avenue...all lovely shots! Thanks!

Aunt Snow said...

It's almost jacaranda blooming time here, too! Actually, they are in bloom already in Los Angeles, but up here in Topanga our tree goes a little later than the ones down in the basin.