Michal Fasanek | Photography

Scotland

Spent nine full 'summer' days in Scotland this July. The country turned out to be everything I was hoping for: wild, raw, scarcely populated, dramatic, beautiful. This photo essay features one picture from every full day we spent in Scotland. Enjoy!

Day 1: Edinburgh
Day 2: View towards Edinburgh's port, Leith.
Day 3: Lake Arklet
Day 4: View from Ben A'an
Day 5: Glencoe
Day 6: Cairngorm mountain range
Day 7: Rain-spotting on top of Ben Rinnes
Day 8: Speyside coast
Day 9: Loch Lubnaig (which might or might not be part of Glenogle)
The Crew

How it begun and how is it going so far?

In January 2014, after many months of planning idle chatter, I finally set off for a trip to Holland capital. I let go warm seat of my former job, I left my partner, family and friends and abandoned the weekly routines that I got used to.

Instead, I had an address of place where I can stay in cold and tiny room for first week or so and where daily rent almost equals one-day earnings in my previous position. Except for a few facebook contacts to people that my friends gave me, I didn’t know anyone in the whole country. I had ambitious expectations about finding cool job in some creative agency and I didn’t fully realize what it means when there is approximate total month rainfall of 70mm (that means 1cm every three days [that means it rains more or less every day]). 

Well, so far I’ve met people from two dozen countries and wast majority of them was really cool. I work for a rotten Jew businessman for less than minimal wage. And I learned that you can enjoy a couple of sunny hours instead of waiting for a whole sunny day. 

And even though there were moments of little depressions, so far this little adventure gave so much that I don't even know where to begin. Being pretty much anywhere on your own is always an interesting experience (even if it should be only because it gives you a lot of time to think about things, which I consider to be very rewarding activity...); being on your own in the most cosmopolitan and tolerant city in whole Europe is just amazing. Almost every day in here I get to see (do, learn, hear, taste) something new. And so far that feels really good.