20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Bahai Gardener

Anna, a volunteer gardener working in the Baháʼí Gardens, trims a Cypress tree at the Baháʼí World Centre in Haifa, Israel, November 1, 2022. The Baháʼí World Centre is the spiritual and administrative center of the Baháʼí Faith and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. For the gardeners working around the Shrine of the Báb, a building with a golden dome located at the center of the site, it takes around three hours to manually trim a single Cypress tree.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Haifa, Israel
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Daniel Rolider