Photos

“Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality…One can’t possess reality, one can possess images–one can’t possess the present but one can possess the past.” ― Susan Sontag, On Photography

Photos from the Westfjords of Iceland, June 2019

I visited the Westfjords on an earlier trip to Iceland but hadn’t made it to this little corner in the southeast corner of the region. Most of these photos were taken in the little town of Djúpavík and in and around its abandoned herring factory. It was a long, but incredibly scenic drive on a narrow gravel road to get there and I was attacked by what I assume...

Photos from Snæfellsnes Peninsula, June 2019

While I am unlikely to ever learn how to spell it, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula will remain one of my favorite parts of Iceland. It’s filled with some excellent scenery, lovely little towns, and all the lupine. All of it. There are some excellent camping areas all around the peninsula, making it an easy side trip from the Ring Road you don’t want to miss.

Photos from Ljubljana, Slovenia June 2018

Slovenia was the entry point for my adventure through the Balkans and one of the loveliest cities I’ve visited. I was fortunate enough to have a few hours to wander the old city center alone one morning and to stumble on a wine festival and street food fair another. When you get to Slovenia, be sure to wander the streets of Ljubljana, sample the creme cake and...

Photos from Istria Region, Croatia June 2018

My introduction to Croatia involved an incredibly long bus trip from Ljubljana that passed through Trieste (a city I absolutely hope to visit based on my quick drive through). As a whole, Istria felt much different than the rest of Croatia, with fewer tourists and just an incredible number of roadside stands selling everything from homemade honey to the best lamb you...