Feb 162017

While in Switzerland I took a drive away from my hotel in Honegg and made my way to a model village seemingly dropped off in the middle of nowhere. I was clearly there in the off season as the parking lot was huge with lots of spaces for tour buses but there was hardly another soul there.

I can’t remember what the place was called, but it was pretty cool. They’d disassembled old houses from all the different regions of Switzerland and reassembled them in this rambling mountainside village.

 small shed with view of swiss alps in autumn

Jun 292012

After failing to reach the giant bird-cliff at Latrabjarg we were making our way back to the hostel. I stumbled upon this scene. Three identical looking horses hanging about a ruin in front of a shack. It was definitely time to make a stop. My travel buddy was a large animal vet who had been trying to catch some sleep on the drive back. She didn’t mind getting woken up for these guys though.

Icelandic horses are pretty incredible. They’re little stout things but incredibly photogenic with rugged coats and flowing manes. You could probably spend all of your time in Iceland photographing just the horses. There were a number of fields full of horses I could see myself spending hours at if I had more time. I’m hoping to spend all of June in Iceland next year. If I do get to do that I’ll definitely spend a lot of time hopping fences for closeups of Icelandic horses.

Three Icelandic horses hanging about a ruin in front of a shack with water and a rocky grass covered hill.