Autumn & Saxon Switzerland - “Sächsische Schweiz”, Germany.

Autumn | Saxon Switzerland, Germany

It was funny to discover that the name “Sächsische Schweiz” comes from 17th Century. In 1766, two Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff joined Dresden Academy of Arts. These two artists wrote many letters comparing landscape – back then named Meissen Highlands – to their homeland. The name gained broad audience and soon enough the entire area was recognized this way.

Saxon Switzerland Valley from Gamrig - a sunset view in Germany.

Saxon Switzerland Valley from Gamrig | Germany

I really fell in love with Saxon Switzerland and I can’t believe it took me so long to visit it for the first time. The interesting thing is that for most of my life, I only lived just a few hours’ drive from this place. Sure, some areas get really crowded and busy but, you can easily find other areas that are very serene and silent.

The Hala Gąsienicowa cabin, which is located at the Tatra National Park in Poland.

Hala Gąsienicowa cabin – summer in the Tatra Mountains | Poland

The day was sunny and it was a pleasure to climb up, even though there were many people who were going with us. Our tour started at 1000m of altitude and ended at 2000m to Kasprowy Wierch. In two third of the way, we reached Hala Gasienicowa – a meadow in between mountains. As soon as I saw the composition of the wooden cabin with high mountain scenery I knew it was worth to carry ten kilos of camera backpack with me.

Cloud forest in Singapore with mist surrounding vegetated mountain

Cloud Forest | Marina Bay, Singapore

During our trip to Singapore we discovered this gem right at the iconic Marina Bay coastline. In the middle of a nature park built on reclaimed land, underneath breathtaking structures made from steel and glass two artificial biotopes have been created. The image shows the 42 meters high artificial mountain as well as the observation path, which offers a breathtaking view of this spectacle of nature.

Aerial photograph of Langkawi Beach, Malaysia with Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Langkawi Beach from above | Langkawi, Malaysia

During our stay in the fantastic Berjaya Langkawi Resort in Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia I was finally able to take my latest technical gadget for a test-drive: My DJI Phantom 4 drone, which enables me to take pictures from a bird’s-eye view. The picture of the sapphire blue sea and the lush forest, together with the small wooden chalets of the resort prove that I couldn’t have picked a more suitable place – this coastal stretch deserves to be captured from above in all its beauty.

Forest in the Ore Mountains close to Mariánská, Czech Republic

Ore Mountains | Mariánská, Czech Republic

Last May we celebrated the 80th birthday of my Grandma with a trip to her birthplace. Even though there was pretty much nothing left of the old houses – the nature stayed the same. Luckily the sun came through the cloudy sky at least from time to time. Here it was just enough to set up the tripod and take the photograph of the amazing forest in the Ore Mountains.

Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, Romania. Cable Car goes from Cota 1400 back to the valley.

Down to Sinaia | Carpathians, Romania

The day trip to Sinaia in the Carpathians in Romania was the first trip to the mountains for me in a very long time. Four days in Bucharest is a bit too long to just see the city. And who knows when I will be back in Romania, so it seemed convenient to visit Dracula’s Neighborhood while I’m around.