13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Lone Worshiper

This shot was taken during the historic snow storm that hit the Middle East in December 2013. The Western Wall in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism, is usually crowded with worshipers and tourists alike. It was quite a sight to see only one dedicated man praying by the wall, not even holding an umbrella, in spite of the heavy snow.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2013
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Copyright: © Noam Chen