Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Helsingborg, Sweden from the castle keep

The town of Helsingborg, Sweden through an archway in the castle keep.

While in Europe this summer, our cruise ship stopped at Helsingborg, Sweden, and we spent several hours exploring the town. One must-see on our agenda was The Keep. Once a castle stood on the hill overlooking Helsingborg’s streets, but now the only thing left is The Keep—a walled entrance behind which stands a lone remaining tower. We climbed the steps up to The Keep, and I looked back to capture this image of the town (far) framed by one of the arches (near).

Helsingborg, Sweden is across the narrow Oresund strait from Helsingor, Denmark—a town famed for its Kronborg Castle, which is said to have been the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Helsingborg, Sweden, castle keep framed by flowers

Looking up from the streets of Helsingborg towards the castle keep

castle keep, Helsingborg, Sweden

Another near-and-far view of the castle keep

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Home Far Away From Home

  2. Your Photos are unique and fits well in the category of weekly photo challenge: Near and Far!

    I will learn from your pictures a lot! Keep exploring the creators angle!

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    • Thank you, Anant. I always learn a lot from looking at others’ photographs, and I think that’s one of the great things about photography—we are always learning.

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  3. I like a touch of history with great pics!

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    • Me, too. A couple of history factoids about any one subject is about all my jumbled mind can hold on to, but a compelling photo speaks volumes about a place and brings history to life. Glad to have you back and hope your electricity problems are few and far between from now on.

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  4. SJPONeill

    Great ‘near and far’ effect in your first image!!

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