It seems like all of us while summer we have all the energy of the world, but when winter comes all we want to do is wrap ourselves in a warm blanket and sleep.
Nature can surprise us. There are four seasons and none of them looks the same in different corners of the world, each season has those wonderful colors and magical atmospheres.
Some artists found a way to combine this diversity in a single image with a touch of digital wizardry, they portrayed the beautiful seasonal makeover through a series of photos in the same location across Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. These collages of different places in the world depict the many faces of a single landscape.
Elqui Valley Vineyards (Chile)
The perfect time to see the Elqui Valley in motion is between February and May, the dry, hot months when grapes are harvested to produce the regional brandy, pisco, any time of year is striking in this region, since the vineyards offer a changing stroke of color against the greys, browns, and snow-whites – during winter – of the mountains beyond. June and July are cooler and rainier, making for a passionate off-season setting to try local wines and beers or reconnect with your spiritual side.
Nymphenburg Palace (Munich, Germany)
It was built in 1664, as a summer palace for the Wittelsbach dynasty the warmer months remain the best time to visit if you want to see inside, but outdoors you’ll find a stunningly different picture at any time of year. Between the sprouting greens of springtime and the postcard snowiness of the Bavarian winter, the autumn visitor might notice the palace’s auburn shades look a little blurry.
Shaman Rock (Olkhon Island, Russia)
This island is spotted with holy places, making it a common pilgrimage for shamans from across Russia. Shamanka, or the Shaman’s Rock, is the most sacred and most beautiful, where the ancient leader of the isle is said to dwell, its white marble twin peaks greet visitors at the end of a sandy beach bordered by ancient trees, dunes, and red moss-topped rocks. Only 1500 people live on the island, which has only had full electricity since 2005, creating a peaceful and reflective atmosphere to contemplate Shamanka against the burned oranges of autumn or the thawing lake in springtime.
Bethesda Terrace (New York, USA)
The ‘Heart of Central Park,’ Bethesda Terrace is just that oasis: “Nature first, second, and third,” was how its designer, Calvert Vaux, described his priorities for the space in the 1860s: “architecture after a while.” Inside, Jacob Wrey Mould’s arcade is church-like, clad in 15,000 colorful, patterned encaustic tiles, and features carvings that represent the four seasons – whose real-life effect in the nature of Central Park is to cover the full spectrum of color as the month’s pass.
Stone Chariot At The Vittala Temple (Karnataka, India)
While culturally India is a country of six seasons the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) keeps to a strict four: pre-monsoon, southwest monsoon, post-monsoon and winter. The chariot always looks dramatic, whether it hurtles through the shimmering shadows of the humid months or the dark and heavy skies of the monsoon period.
Mount Warning National Park (New South Wales, Australia)
Beaches and subtropical rainforests make homes for flowers, entertainingly-named birds, as well as kangaroos and their macropod cousins. The park is always teeming with life, so your time of arrival simply dictates the point in the cycle that you witness and you’ll experience seasons within seasons since a trip to the peak takes you through subtropical and temperate rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest, and heath shrubland to the permanent chill of the summit.