13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Youthful Spirit of Persian Ruins

Sustainable traveling happens with a new look to an immemorial past. These ancient ruins of a caravansary en root to Mashhad, Iran has become a crossing point between a resurgent nature and the remnants of a multicultural civilization. Zaynab's youthful smile breaths with this dual spirit, welcoming the intermingling of paradoxes.

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Date Taken: 03.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: near Mashhad, Iran
Copyright: © Ali Pharaa