Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

A few pictures from the hidden europe archive. Enter each album by clicking on the respective image below. Please note that all pictures are copyright protected – so do not use any of these images without first contacting us.

Carpathian style

A selection of pictures of wooden architecture in north-east Slovakia and south-east Poland.

Breakaway Europe

Images from the contested territories of Abkhazia, Nagorno Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria taken by Karlos Zurutuza.

Narva River region

Images of the Narva River region at the border between Russia and Estonia.

Riviera cemeteries

A selection of images from four cemeteries along the French and Italian Riviera coasts

Sultanate of Oman

An unusual foray for hidden europe: a journey through southern Arabia.

Hanbury Gardens

Pictures from the Hanbury Gardens on the coast of Liguria close to the French-Italian border.


Some pictures from the Italian city of Trieste, on the Adriatic coast close to the border with Slovenia.

Island of Sylt

shots of the North Frisian island of Sylt in Germany - thatched-roof houses, tidal flats and water meadows

Isles of Scilly

Images from Tresco, the second largest island in the Isles of Scilly