17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
We're all small humans, part of a bigger picture

We're all part of something bigger and better! This photo is a metaphor of my own solo travel. I crossed Asia by my own at 21 years old, the same way, this man was crossing the interior square of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. We are all this man - small humans making our way into the big wide world, lost in our thoughts and pursuing our dreams. We are all pilgrims looking for the meaning of life, with every food we eat, place we go and conversation we have to find the Holy Place inside of us! With this photograph, my aim is to show also how we are so tiny compared to such an wonderful building. When compared to the wonders of Nature we are absolutely insignificant! I wish we could all see this and try to live more in peace with natures and with other cultures. We're here temporarily and we should live a good life harming nobody or anything!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Camera: SP-2000
Copyright: © Matilde Meyers