The beginning of autumn has now set upon us up here in the northern hemisphere and while I do adore this season for all its prettiness, I am always sad to see the back of summer. Long, hot days, berries, iced coffees, movies at the Freiluftkino (open air cinema), drinks at rooftop bars and ice cream are just a few of my summertime loves that must now disappear with the arrival of autumn.

To celebrate this glorious season that always seems far too short up here in Berlin, The Department of Wandering launched an Instagram challenge last week titled, #MySummerCapture, with the invitation to post a picture that captured your most dreamy moment from summer. On a whole, the entries were of such a high quality that it was definitely difficult to pick just 10 for this roundup! Here are my final picks, so be sure to check out the Instagram accounts of your favourites.

#MySummerCapture: 10 of the best posts


Rysy, Poland




New Orleans


Tabarca, Spain




Cappadocia, Turkey




Heron Island, Australia


Nice, France


And the winner of this month’s Instagram Challenge:


Loire Valley, France

Big congratulations to all the incredible Instagrammers that were featured in the roundup this month! Keep your eyes peeled on @departmentofwandering later this month for a brand new Instagram challenge and a new opportunity to be featured!

What was your favourite moment from summer this year?