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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Violin Serenade at Dawn Over Coromandel Penninsula, New Zealand

My mother and I hiked up to the temple at the top of Mana Retreat Center on New Zealand's North Island. We removed our shoes and entered into a hush. A man was removing his violin and asked if we minded if he played a bit. We shook our heads violently no, and smiled. He serenaded us as the sun rose over the Coromandel Peninsula, a time I will never forget.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Coromandel, New Zealand, New Zealand
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Marina Galvan