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Calanais Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones (or “Callanish I”, Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais in Scottish Gaelic) are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle.

They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age. They are near the village of Callanish (Gaelic: Calanais) on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

Calanais Standing Stones by Berni Beudel on

This road passes through the uninhabited interior of Iceland and is only asphalted due to a dam in the area. The weather, the loneliness and the seemingly endless space around you gives it a special atmosphere.

Road to nowhere by Berni Beudel on

Two people walking through a dark tunnel towards the light

5 years ago i took this picture inside the Uittotunneli in Tampere, Finland.
Two people walked hand in hand towards the end of the tunnel. After all this years it is still my favourite photo. It felt really symbolic. Walking towards the light, together.

"Light at the end of the tunnel" by Berni Beudel on

Herðubreið Iceland

Everywhere volcanoes around you Iceland, including the Herðubreið.
The Herðubreið, with a height of 1682m is a table mountain with a shield volcano on it.
If you look at where the shield volcano starts, the ice must have been at least 1500 meters high when the Herðubreið arose. Shield volcanoes arise above ice or water, never underneath.

Herðubreið by Berni Beudel on

Photos of Iceland in color by Berni Beudel

A magical place deep in the interior of Iceland, Kerlingarfjöll with its red / yellow mountains. The thermal springs creating a typical sulfur-smelling mist, what gives the landscap a otherworldly atmosphere.

Kerlingarfjöll by Berni Beudel on