Entry Title: "Soul Steps"
Name: Luigi Fieni , Italy
Category and Expertise: Landscape|Landscapes, Professional
Entry Description: My pilgrim’s eyes. In a remote region of the Nepalese Himalaya they try to catch the meaning of a man’s journey, focusing on the purification of a soul through the unreal beauty pilgrims usually witness on their sacred trail. There is a meaning on every step and on every beauty the eye perceives, beyond any conventional prayer. The exhaustion vanishes through the landscape. The sense of scale disappears: nature then becomes the prayer, impossibly massive and curiously small at once.
Damodarkunda, in the Mustang region, is the terminus of an exhausting pilgrimage at altitudes ranging from 4000 to 6000 meters.