Travel Theme: Distance

Where’s My Backpack is heading out on a long distance journey and the weekly challenge, therefore, is “Distance”.

A lot of my photos of long views, distant views are taken fromĀ  high places. I really like to find high spots in a city, an observation tower or high building or hill to see an overview of the city. In the countryside, there are cliffs overlooking the ocean and landscapes.

Flying kites on the beach, Rainbow Haven beach, Halifax County, Nova Scotia

View from Blackpool Tower, UK

Lynmouth and Lynton are “sister” cities on the coast of Somerset, England. Lynmouth was the fishing village, a working class city where Lynton high above it on the cliff was a Victorian gentile place to live. There is a water-run Victorian tram car that still runs up the side of the cliff between the two.

Toronto looking west towards Mississauga from the CN Tower, 1999. See below for the same view in 2010

Looking west from the CN Tower, Toronto. 2010

Paris. View from Sacre Coeur, Montmartre

Thames bridges, London from the London Eye

Walkers in the Scottish Highlands near Glencoe