16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
between a rock and a hard place

This photo was taken in Barcelona, Spain. Pictured is a man sitting at the top of the mountain beside an abandoned war castle (Montjuic Castle) watching as the tourist passerby stare on in awe. When looking at this person I felt him reflecting on what his country has become, a place with so much culture invaded by outsiders yet at peace because he knows the beauty of his country and can appreciate their appreciation for his home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 05.2018
Photo Location: Barcelona, Spain, Spain
Copyright: © Safa Mohamoud