Austere Beauty

Scotland is unlike any other place I’ve ever seen or been to. Maybe it’s because I’ve never travelled so far north, maybe it’s just because Scotland is unique. It is like one of those women that are beautiful though they don’t match the ideal of beauty. Something is special about them, they are fascinating and you can’t keep your eyes off them.

Edinburgh itself is beautiful. The medieval skyscrapers are breathtaking and it is amazing how you can step in one of those closes and suddenly you’re cut off the life in the streets, standing in the middle of a small square surrounded by hundreds of years old houses reaching to the sky. How many stories those walls can tell!

Hotel Balmoral / Princes Street

And if you hop on a bus going to the Highlands a peaceful silence takes over. The mist covers everything and the bright colors of autumn are damped by the fog. You can’t tell where the fog ends and the clouds begin. The night comes early in the afternoon, most of the plants are withered. It seems to be a hostile world: cold, damp, silent, dead. No sound can be heard apart from your own breathing, no bird singing, no wood cracking. The roads are deserted. Suddenly you feel small and civilization seems far far away. Priorities change, it’s easy to leave all problems behind and just be there, in the middle of nowhere and feel that you’re alive, alone and on your own.

Loch Lomond

If you’re not made for the mountains, just hop on a train to the sea. There are beautiful beaches, high cliffs, waves and storm. The sound of the sea covers everything and as well, there you might be alone. There’s so much space in this country!

The coast of North Berwick

How lucky am I that I am living here and can go wherever and whenever I want? And if the darkness gets too bad I can still go home… Thanks life!!!

Here are some more pictures (and the newest short film projects are at the end of the blog, so just scroll down!)…

Calton Hill

North Berwick

North Berwick again – with Puffins!

Golfing…

Zuckerhut!

Lovely place to spend an afternoon

The coast of North Berwick

Loch Lomond again

long shadows at 3pm

Beautiful Highlandcows & sheep

Loch Lomond – the last time 😉

And here’s the “Behind the Scenes” of the “Left Behind” video shoot:

…and the short film we had to do for uni – but be warned, it’s crappy quality 😉 and as I somehow can’t embed it, you have to click here.

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2 comments on “Austere Beauty

  1. Orel Engel says:

    You’re photos are stunning, and your description of the country excellent! The title really defines it. Keep writing!

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