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Distant Collection

"Distant: A Glimpse into the Unreachable" The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012 captures galaxies so far away, they seem like mere specks of light in an endless expanse

Background imageDistant Collection: Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) infrared image of distant galaxies in a region of the sky in the constellation of Fornax

Background imageDistant Collection: Neptune seen from its tiny, distant moon, Nereid

Neptune seen from its tiny, distant moon, Nereid

Background imageDistant Collection: mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp, Tibet

mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp, Tibet

Background imageDistant Collection: Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas)

Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas)
7337801 Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas) by British School, (19th century); 55.9x77.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageDistant Collection: Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) in sand dunes, Namibia

Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) in sand dunes, Namibia. Finalist in the Mammals Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2015

Background imageDistant Collection: Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on Champ Island glacier above the sea, Franz Josef Land

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) walking on Champ Island glacier above the sea, Franz Josef Land, Russian Arctic. Highly commended in Animals in their Environment Category of the Wildlife Photographer of

Background imageDistant Collection: Woolwich Barracks

Woolwich Barracks
Distant view of the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich, south-east London

Background imageDistant Collection: England / Blenheim Palace

England / Blenheim Palace
Distant view from the north, seen from across the lake

Background imageDistant Collection: Scarborough, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Scarborough, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Scarborough, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageDistant Collection: Godrevy lighthouse

Godrevy lighthouse
Wild flowers in foreground and Godrevy lighthouse in distance at Cornwall

Background imageDistant Collection: Les Diablerets (L Oldenhorn et le Becabesson), 1903 (oil on canvas)

Les Diablerets (L Oldenhorn et le Becabesson), 1903 (oil on canvas)
1769170 Les Diablerets (L Oldenhorn et le Becabesson), 1903 (oil on canvas) by Signac, Paul (1863-1935); 65x81 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Les Diablerets (L Oldenhorn et le Becabesson)

Background imageDistant Collection: Launceston, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Launceston, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Launceston, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageDistant Collection: Noli Me Tangere, c1514. Artist: Titian

Noli Me Tangere, c1514. Artist: Titian
Noli Me Tangere, c1514. Saint Mary Magdalene encounters Christ after his resurrection. From the National Gallery, London

Background imageDistant Collection: Ulverston Sands, 1835. Creator: David Cox the elder

Ulverston Sands, 1835. Creator: David Cox the elder
Ulverston Sands, 1835. One of a series of works depicting the coastal scenery of Morecambe Bay

Background imageDistant Collection: Sunrise at Rattray Head Lighthouse, north-east Scotland, January 2014

Sunrise at Rattray Head Lighthouse, north-east Scotland, January 2014. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually

Background imageDistant Collection: Portora High School, Enniskillen

Portora High School, Enniskillen - a distant view of the school with a lake and rowing boats in the foreground. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Fermanagh; Enniskillen). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageDistant Collection: York / Minster / Distant

York / Minster / Distant
York and its Minster: distant view Date: 1908

Background imageDistant Collection: Sand and surf at Lumahai Beach, Island of Kauai, Hawaii USA

Sand and surf at Lumahai Beach, Island of Kauai, Hawaii USA
Sand and surf at Lumahai Beach, Island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Background imageDistant Collection: Travels of The Apostle Paul Map Engraving

Travels of The Apostle Paul Map Engraving
Engraved illustration of the Travels of The Apostle Paul Map Engraving from The Popular Pictorial Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Published in 1862

Background imageDistant Collection: Sunrise at Soldiers Beach, NSW, Australia

Sunrise at Soldiers Beach, NSW, Australia
Norah Head lighthouse in the distance

Background imageDistant Collection: Al Khazneh (The Treasury), Petra, Jordan

Al Khazneh (The Treasury), Petra, Jordan
This little wonder measures 82 feet (25 meters) wide and 128 feet (39 meters) high. Its an absolute stunner and the first thing you see after walking through the canyon

Background imageDistant Collection: Sunset over the Na Pali Coast from Ke e Beach, Haena State Park, Kauai, Hawaii USA

Sunset over the Na Pali Coast from Ke e Beach, Haena State Park, Kauai, Hawaii USA
Sunset over the Na Pali Coast from Ke e Beach, Haena State Park, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Background imageDistant Collection: Aerial view of Havana cityscape, Havana, Cuba

Aerial view of Havana cityscape, Havana, Cuba

Background imageDistant Collection: HST deep-view of several very distant galaxies

HST deep-view of several very distant galaxies
Distant galaxies. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) deep-view image of several thousand never-before seen extremely distant galaxies. This is the deepest view yet into the universe

Background imageDistant Collection: Scotland / Ben Nevis

Scotland / Ben Nevis
Tourists in a motorcycle and sidecar take in this fine view of the distant peak of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain, from the Road to the Isles, Inverness-shire

Background imageDistant Collection: Italy / San Gimignano 1910

Italy / San Gimignano 1910
San Gimignano: distant view, showing the many towers

Background imageDistant Collection: Sir Richard Steeles Cottage, Hampstead, 1831 to 1832. Creator: John Constable

Sir Richard Steeles Cottage, Hampstead, 1831 to 1832. Creator: John Constable
Sir Richard Steeles Cottage, Hampstead; A View of London, with Sir Richard Steeles House; Sir Richard Steeles Cottage; Hampstead Heath; Sir Richard Steeles Cottage at Hampstead; View of London with

Background imageDistant Collection: La Rocco Tower, Saint Ouens Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands

La Rocco Tower, Saint Ouens Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands
Distant view of La Rocco Tower, Saint Ouens Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, dating back to the late 18th century. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDistant Collection: Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia viewed from an art-deco lifeguard station on perfect, blue sky summer day

Background imageDistant Collection: Lava steam vent glowing at night in the Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Lava steam vent glowing at night in the Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii USA

Background imageDistant Collection: Nevada Fall, Half Dome and Liberty Cap, Yosemite National Park, California

Nevada Fall, Half Dome and Liberty Cap, Yosemite National Park, California

Background imageDistant Collection: France Saumur

France Saumur
France, Loire Valley, Saumur, River Loire, UNESCO World Heritage

Background imageDistant Collection: Brazil / Rio De Janeiro

Brazil / Rio De Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro: distant view, with Sugar Loaf Mountain

Background imageDistant Collection: Gaziantep, Syria

Gaziantep, Syria
Distant view of the town, formerly known as Ain Tab, near Halab (Aleppo)

Background imageDistant Collection: The Na Pali Coast, Coast Wilderness State Park, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

The Na Pali Coast, Coast Wilderness State Park, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Background imageDistant Collection: French Polynesia, Bora Bora, View of Pearl Beach Resort

French Polynesia, Bora Bora, View of Pearl Beach Resort

Background imageDistant Collection: Typical clay pot, tajine, for cooking traditional Moroccan meals, mud-brick village of Anammer

Typical clay pot, tajine, for cooking traditional Moroccan meals, mud-brick village of Anammer, Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountains, Anammer, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Background imageDistant Collection: Sorting Post 1930S

Sorting Post 1930S
One of the hundreds of groups of auxiliaries at the General Post Office (GPO), dispatching parcels to distant colonies during the usual Christmas postal rush

Background imageDistant Collection: Coventry / Jarrold 1905

Coventry / Jarrold 1905
Coventry, Warwickshire: a distant view of the city

Background imageDistant Collection: Deal Bandstand

Deal Bandstand
The bandstand during a performance, and a distant glimpse of the pier at Deal, Kent

Background imageDistant Collection: Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle
A distant view from the southwest of the ruins of Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, whose owners included Simon de Montfort and John of Gaunt

Background imageDistant Collection: Ufos / Adamski

Ufos / Adamski
Cigar-shaped Venusian interplanetary carrier photographed through a 6" telescope over Palomar Gardens, California; it was 50 km distant at the time

Background imageDistant Collection: View of the Col du Galibier mountain pass, Savoie, France

View of the Col du Galibier mountain pass, Savoie, France

Background imageDistant Collection: View of rocks on beach and clifftop castle at sunset, Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire, Scotland, june

View of rocks on beach and clifftop castle at sunset, Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire, Scotland, june

Background imageDistant Collection: Gilbert White / Selborne

Gilbert White / Selborne
GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE Distant view of the birthplace and home of the naturalist, at Selborne, Hampshire

Background imageDistant Collection: By Jerusalem. Study, 1921. Creator: Anna Katarina Boberg

By Jerusalem. Study, 1921. Creator: Anna Katarina Boberg
By Jerusalem. Study, 1921

Background imageDistant Collection: Beech and Oak (Frontispiece), from The Park and the Forest, 1841

Beech and Oak (Frontispiece), from The Park and the Forest, 1841

Background imageDistant Collection: Harlech Beach, 1869 (oil on canvas)

Harlech Beach, 1869 (oil on canvas)
2956870 Harlech Beach, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Moore, Henry (1831-95); 42.55x66.68 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: An early and brisk seascape from Moore, who spent the summer of 1868 in Harlech)



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"Distant: A Glimpse into the Unreachable" The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012 captures galaxies so far away, they seem like mere specks of light in an endless expanse. Gemsbok gracefully traverse the vast sand dunes of Namibia, a distant landscape that seems untouched by time. A polar bear roams on Champ Island glacier above the sea, reminding us of the remote and isolated corners of our planet. Woolwich Barracks stand as a reminder of history's distant battles fought and sacrifices made for our freedom. JMW Turner's painting "Launceston" transports us to a distant era, where cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages were commonplace. David Cox the elder's artwork "Ulverston Sands" takes us back to 1835, immersing us in a world long gone yet still resonating with beauty. Scarborough depicted by JMW Turner evokes memories of seaside holidays from another time, where families sought solace in its distant shores. Titian's masterpiece "Noli Me Tangere" portrays Jesus' encounter with Mary Magdalene - a profound moment shrouded in mystery and distance from our present reality. Sunrise at Rattray Head Lighthouse paints a picture of solitude and tranquility on Scotland's northeastern coast – nature's way of whispering from afar. Al Khazneh (The Treasury) stands tall amidst Petra’s ancient ruins; its grandeur echoes through time, beckoning visitors to explore this distant wonderland. Blenheim Palace showcases England’s architectural brilliance while standing as an emblematic symbol of power and wealth throughout centuries past – an opulent destination steeped in prestige but geographically remote for most.