Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, May 21, 2012

Thematic Photographic 197 Far From Home



For this round at TP Carmi says, our theme is Far from home,"If you took it while you were away, it's fair game." 

Portobello Road

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. 
Dagobert D. Runes 

Parade Gardens in Bath, England

Situated in the city by the River Avon - overlooking Pulteney Bridge and the weir.

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. - Moslih Eddin Saadi

The Pulteney Bridge - Bath, England

The White Cliffs of Dover
Dover, England

Stonehenge, located in the English county of Wiltshire.  It's composed of a circular setting of large standing stones set within earthworks.

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.  Martin Buber

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. - Samuel Johnson.

When we arrived at the Burstin Hotel in Folkestone, England the sky painted our day like a sky blue petunia.

Looking over the Folkestone Harbour boats were hanging about the harbour and sea gulls wheeled overhead, screaming cheerfully all the way.
It was a very inviting harbour until

evening begin to settle in.....

we left the hotel after dinner for a stroll around Folkestone and visit a nearby pub......this is what greeted us!

The sky turned grey and the harbour was left a murky sand.....

Tide and time wait for no man......

Have you been far from home and care to share your time away
then please do


Gilly said...

Loved seeing those places again! Not too far from home, either!!

And as usualy, great shots!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh how I wish my wife and I could take a tour of the British Isles, and your wonderful shots makes them look all the more inviting! Although, she would probably leave me behind. For I do believe that I could spend hours just staring at ancient ruins.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Cool PIX

Getting off the couch is so rewarding, especially when you take your can revisit the place a hundred times without budging from your desk...and share your experiences with your blogger friends



Max Sartin said...

Beautiful pictures, that's a colorful row of buildings in the top picture! It's been a long time since I was in that part of the world - thanks for bringing it back to me.

Lisa Shafer said...

Ah, Stonehenge! I've always wanted to see that in person!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

love the colorful buildings! and stonehenge is a favorite... lucky u to be able to experience both!.

Filip and Kristel said...

I would never have guessed that the first picture was takne in London.


Rek said...

Thanks for helping me feel at home in these picturesque landmarks.
I am going to haunt your posts in stealth to find regular writing prompts - your pictures.

Galen Pearl said...

Wow, the white cliffs of Dover really are white!

CameraCruise said...

Great post!
Beautiful photos.
Thanks for sharing.

Alexia said...

These are great - now I REALLY want to go to England! The bridge in Bath is my pick - a beautiful composition.

All of the quotes are just right, too!
Thanks, Karen!

Snowcatcher said...

Thank you for taking me to a place I've never been. The White Cliffs of Dover look like a place where I could use up quite a bit of a memory card!

darlin said...

Karen England looks stunning through your lens, I'd love to visit there one day. Have I been far from home? Yup! Pick any day of my blog this past 4 months. ;-) Have an awesome day, cheers.

Bob Scotney said...

These places are all within 300 miles of my home but we have never visited them (apart from passing through Bath). Like so many people we often miss places close to home. Great photos, Karen

photowannabe said...

Thanks Karen for visiting my blog and commenting.
I love the way you used quotes and showed us your travels. They actually had a "musical" feel to them.

tony said...

Lord! Apart from London, I Have Not Been To Any Of These Nice Places!'Better Get My Walking Boots On!

JosephAlsarraf said...

Yes!!!! I'm far from home right now, going to share my stories and pictures when I come back. Nice pictures! : )

Jana Last said...

Those are lovely photos! I'd love to travel to England some day. Thanks for sharing!