Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far.

For todays photo challenge I decided to feature the area my family live in: Gran Alacant, Spain. My family is truly blessed in the fact that they live beside a lighthouse. Why you may ask, well there are several reasons really.

Firstly, their view can never be destroyed. Because they live near the lighthouse it means that they live at the top of a very steep hill. No development that is ever built can ruin their inspirational view of the beach, dunes,  rugged little village areas and the wildlife park. Now that´s something to smile about!

Secondly, the area is preserved. The area that surrounds the lighthouse is a preserved area, nothing can be built on this area, meaning that it´s beauty will always remain intact.

Thirdly, the area is amazing. Words fail to describe the beauty of this rugged, undeveloped part of Gran Alacant. It´s peacefulness and tranquility is something that´s hard to be beaten. Apart from the odd cyclist and dog walker the area is deserted. It´s the best place to go to switch off from the world, to put things into perspective. I love it there.

And Lastly, you will never have trouble finding your way home! Okay, as you can tell, this one is a joke! But all joking aside, there is something about the glow from the lighthouse that is calming and beautiful. While my family and I would never use it to find our way home, we do use it to find some calm in the storms!

Hope you enjoy the pictures. To me, they really capture the theme near and far, not only through pictures but the lighthouse itself is a great symbol of near and far, it´s purpose is to warn ships far out at sea of what is near!

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches. Benjamin Franklin.

A beautiful shot of the lighthouse taken between the windblown branches!
The inspirational views that unfold before the lighthouse!
It´s a steep drop down, just as well I didn´t loose my footing!
A final image of the lighthouse, this time a little nearer!

To see what other bloggers have come up with for this weeks challenge click here.

Have you ever been to Gran Alacant? What did you think?

As always, thank you for reading,

Until the next time,



6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far.

  1. What a beautiful place your family live in, Giana. We also have a lighthouse here. It’s quite different to yours, but I just love having such a landmark close by. Thanks for sharing your photos. 🙂


    1. It is a beautiful place, as my mum said 13 years ago when they bought their house here: it´s like something out of a wild west film. I couldn´t agree more, while the rest of Gran Alacant has been developed over the years, our area has remained untouched, thankfully! Thank you for stopping by and also for your lovely comment! G 🙂


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