20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Old Tea Shop, Erbil, Kurdistan

For more than 80 years, the Machko family have been running Erbil's oldest and most famous teahouse. Built into the southern wall of the city's Citadel - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - it was opened in 1940 and its doors have never closed since.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Erbil, Iraq
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Simon Urwin