20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Flashlight illuminated hand and foot print markings on wall in the darkness of Lalish Temple

The Lalish Temple, home of the Yezidi religion in Iraq, welcomed shoeless visitors into the total darkness of the Temple. Only flashlights were allowed. A flashlight, seen to the left, illuminated the hand and foot print markings on the wall. Huge oil jugs lined near the markings completed the scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Al-Shikhan, Iraq
Camera: DMC-FZ70
Copyright: © Marilyn Adelman