Northwestern landscape

Welcome to fairyland


Gently rolling hills, interspersed by valleys, with old vineyards nestling at their slopes. Small plots of land, framed by bushes and low stone walls, surrounded by woods. Cottages, either by themselves or in small clusters, are scattered between meadows with cherry and plum trees and fields growing all sorts of vegetables. Vineyard cabins on the slopes, pretty chapels at the top of the hills. Here and there a castle, a palace or a mansion are reminders of days long gone ...


... and at night the mist sweeps over the valleys without a sound — until the fairyland slowly awakens to the new day.

Photographs taken in 2014. © Donald Walter.