19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Well-Lit Staircase

Golden Hour inside Arequipay Backpackers Hostel in Arequipa, Peru. I was exploring my new hostel in Arequipa, Peru when I came across this gorgeous display of light just before sunset. Aside from the creaking of the old wooden floor that I was standing on, the small hostel was completely silent and still. It was such a simple, solitary, and beautiful moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Arequipa, Peru
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Molly Bookner