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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Enjoying Winter's Afternoon Sun, Nice, France

In 2015, I took a six month sabbatical to travel through Europe, learn French, and study art and history. In March of that year, I had the pleasure of visiting Nice, France. Normally a bustling beach town, in March there were mostly locals with just a few visitors wandering through. I felt lucky therefore, to get a glimpse into how people who live there year-round savor their moments of quietude and peace. This photo looks out across the Mediterranean, where a few bundled-up locals enjoy a little patch of midday sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Nice, France
Camera: iPhone 5c
Copyright: © Megan Wilkinson