Gates outside Catherine Palace, or Pushkin as the locals call it. One of the Summer Palaces built by the Tsars in the 17th Century, it was destroyed during the Second World War and took over 60 years to restore to its current glory. St Petersburg, Russia.
Plaza de Espana, Seville, taken in October 2017.
I was experimenting with taking photos from ground level, to get a different perspective. I like the way it gives attention to the cobbles, but the eye is still drawn to the structure of the building.
I took a few of these at the time, but this was the best – I just wish I hadn’t got the guy walking into the shot. I guess I could have Photoshopped him out, but in a way he gives a slightly warped sense of scale which I quite like!