2014 – A Year of Travel In 65 Color Photographs

Posted on / by Alex Berger
Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse Photo

As 2014 comes to a close it is time to look back over the year and to highlight some of my favorite photography. In 2014 I traveled less far-afield than during previous years but simultaneously spent more time familiarizing myself with the intimacies and breadth of texture present within Denmark. The image above is of the the Sand Buried Lighthouse, Rubjerg Knude, in North Jutland, Denmark. I’ve started this post with it because it embodies the spirit of this post; the re-discovery and excavation of memorable photos that might otherwise get lost beneath the persistent march of the sands of time. With this post I’ll be dusting away the sand and re-visiting highlights from a gorgeous year. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Each is linked to the related album on flickr and uploaded in full-resolution. If you’d like to license one of these photos please reach out to me directly. Want to use one for your computer desktop or background? Be my guest as all photos are uploaded under a CC non-commercial license.  Want to help support me or send a thank you? Shop camera gear (and everything else) over on Amazon through my affiliate link or contribute to my new camera fund via PayPal.

Your support and feedback is inspiring!  Thank you for allowing me to share a taste of how I see the world with you! Don’t forget to check out the 65 black and white photos from 2014 I’ve selected and posted here.

Shades of Fall

North Western Jutland, Thisted, Denmark

Piazza del Michelangelo

Piazza del Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

The Blue Eye'd Pelican

Copenhagen, Denmark

Relaxing on Dronning Louises Bro

Dronning Louises Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Back Roads of Jutland

Jutland, Denmark

Romanian Eyes

Berlin, Germany

Mossy Italian Roof Tiles

Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Aarhus Rainbow Walk

ARoS Rainbow Walk, Aarhus, Denmark

Rich Natural Beauty

Thisted, Northern Jutland, Denmark

Sunset Over Florence

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Sailing Before Sunset

Off Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sunset at Tempelhof Airport Park

Templehof, Berlin, Germany

A Danish Gentleman

Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sunset On The Open Road

Outside Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark

The Artist

Sketching the Arno, Florence, Italy

The Forgotten Path

Osterild Klitplantage, Thisted, Denmark

Changing of the Royal Guards - Copenhagen

The Changing of the Guards, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bubbles Over Berlin

Berlin, Germany

The Carlsberg Elephants

Carlsberg Elephants, Copenhagen, Denmark


Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Harbor Tour

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Tiger At Play

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Lookout

Sailing Sjaelland, Denmark

Bikes in Copenhagen

New Bikes, Norrebro, Copenhagen

Skagen Lighthouse

Skagen, Jutland, Denmark


Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, Jutland, Denmark

Copenhagen Lakes - Denmark

Norrebro Lakes, Copenhagen, Denmark

An Overgrown Bridge

Dragor, Amager, Denmark

The Lone Tree

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy

Christiania Bikes In Motion

Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wine at Villa Montechhio

Villa Montechhio, Tuscany, Italy

The Old Navy Barracks

Kastellet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kastellet - Copenhagen's Fortress

Kastellet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo

Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo, Tuscany, Italy

The Tiger's Gaze

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Lone Man

Dragor, Amager, Denmark

Tulips Abloom

Orstedsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Bike

Dronning Louises Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thorupstrand Fishing Ships

Thorupstrand, North Jutland, Denmark

Streets of Arezzo

Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Changing of the Royal Guards - Copenhagen

The Changing of the Guards, Copenhagen, Denmark

CPH Long Exposure

Norrebro Lakes, Copenhagen, Denmark

Aced It

Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

Spiderwebs near Silkeborg

Near Silkeborg, Jutland, Denmark

The Majestic Goat

Danish Open Air Museum, Lyngby, Denmark

Evening Reflections - Ponte Vecchio, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio at Night, Florence, Italy

A Curious Bird

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Rowboat

The Arno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Amager Beach Park

Amager Beach Park, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rolling Danish Fields Near Aarhus

Near Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark

The Vineyards at Il Paganello

Il Paganello Vineyard, Tuscany, Italy

Roses and Memories

Berlin, Germany

Sunset at Tempelhof Airport Park

Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

Thorup Strand Beach - Jutland

Thorup Strand Beach, Jutland, Denmark

Swans Flying Past Øresund Bridge

Oresund Bridge, Denmark/Sweden

Danish Hairy Cows

North Jutland, Denmark

Argento Firenze - Hand Made Italian Silver

Argento Firenze, Florence, Italy

Kastellet - The Solider

Kastellet, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Long Forgotten Rowboat - Denmark

Abandoned near Silkeborg, Jutland, Denmark

The Blue Eye'd Pelican

Copenhagen, Denmark

Full Moon Over Copenhagen

Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

An Unusual View of Florence at Night

Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy

CPH Long Exposure

Norrebro Lakes, Copenhagen, Denmark

Coastal Magic

Charlottenlund, Copenhagen, Denmark

All photos were taken on a Canon 600D (T3i) using either a Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 18-135mm, or Canon 55-250mm lens. I do light editing in Adobe Lightroom. You can see the specific settings each image was taken at via the EXIF data on flickr. I’m also always happy to answer questions.

Don’t forget to check out the 65 black and white photos from 2014 I’ve selected and posted here. Thanks for a wonderful year!  I cannot wait to see what adventures and explorations 2015 brings!

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Larissa
    December 24, 2014

    Beautiful photos, Alex. For those places I’ve been, you make me want to return. And for those I have not, you make me want to go! Wishing you many happy travels and more beautiful photos in 2015!

    • Alex Berger
      December 24, 2014

      Thank you! Hopefully we get the chance to connect on the road again sometime soon! Looks like you guys have some really exciting stuff in the works!

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  • Jim Afinowich
    December 26, 2014

    Fantastic photographs, professional quality. I can say that with authority as I have a degree in photography. We miss being a part of our team. You can come back to work here anytime you want. Best Regards.

    • Alex Berger
      December 27, 2014

      Thanks Jim! It means a lot! I definitely miss the team!

  • Dan
    January 6, 2015

    You sure have become quite a photographer my friend. 🙂 Amazing shots that make me reflect on life and definitely to keep traveling.

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