That’s what this is all about. It can be interesting sometimes to contemplate the reality that we are dwarfed by the world we have created: that all of these buildings are designed to hold hundreds, even thousands of us, and that each of us individually is quite insignificant in relation to them.
Had there been more than the single person, say, or a lot of clutter around, I don’t think that point would have been made quite as succinctly. Perhaps because the lady completes an exclamation mark courtesy of the long dark gap between the two separate facades of the building the magnitude of the scale is emphasized? I don’t know.
A picture of course allows us the luxury of such relaxed contemplation. It tends not to happen in “real life” because there are other things going on all round: all of our senses are usually sending signals from within and without the picture area, and even just within it the scene continually changes. I doubt that I consciously thought that “scale” was to be the point of the picture when I took it, although it might well have occurred to me on a subconscious level. But now that we have the time to look at it in isolation to whatever noise was around at that moment, it is immediately obvious what the photo is about.
And if it wasn’t about anything, or if what it was about was so obscure as to render it meaningless, would there have been any point in posting it up here?