A “penny of the universe” should be a natural place that makes you stop to look twice, a place where you find great pleasure and a place where you could stay to think for hours. I took this picture while on vacation in Spain. While driving from big city to big city, it was nice to just stop and see the countryside. The rolling hills and beautiful mountains create a feeling of peace for me. I have always loved the mountains more than I have loved the beach.
What I love most about this place is that there are no signs of extensive technology. It is not covered with offices and skyscrapers; it is just green. It is just so simple and pure. I enjoy the beauty of nature that has not been overrun by man yet. As we continue to utilize more land for our needs, we are losing more places such as this one. While standing high up where I was, leaning over the wall to get a better view, I was reminded of how big the world actually is. I could see so much, but I imagined how much more there was to see. At that moment I felt small, but then I realized how much opportunity is out there for me.