Photo Essay: Colorful Summer

“Just living is not enough … one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – says Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish writer. Well, we bring bright skies and beautiful flowers to you in this photo essay. A slice of our colorful summer.

We like summer. The warmth, the sunshine, the long days. Wearing shorts and flip-flops. Walking barefoot in the soft sand. Lush green alpine meadows. Ice-cream. The vibrant colors. In this new photo essay series we try to show you the beauty of each season with the small things. And we start with our favorite: summer!

Colorful summer: Pest county, Hungary

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” (Helen Keller)

Colorful summer: Pest county, Hungary

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” (Wilma Rudolph)

Colorful summer: Margaret Island, Budapest

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Colorful summer: Margaret Island, Budapest

Margaret Island, Budapest

“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.”


Lúčky Waterfall, Slovakia

“I wonder what it would like to live in a world where it was always June.” (L. M. Montgomery)

Colorful summer: Margaret Island, Budapest

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Pablo Neruda)

Colorful summer: Bakony Mountains, Hungary

Colorful summer in Slovakia

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” (Henry David Thoreau)

Colorful summer

“Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.” (Benjamin Alire Sáenz)

Colorful summer: Pest county, Hungary


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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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