This is the view from the Las Arenas in Barcelona, a former bullring, now converted to a shopping mall with a top floor that has restaurants and a platform to go right round the building for a spectacular 360 degrees view of Barcelona city. It is right opposite the Plaça d’Espanya (the roundabout in the picture) and road that leads up to the Magic Fountain.
This was shot 1,965m above sea level from the top of Patscherkofel Mountain in Austria, looking across at the Nordkette mountain range on the other side of Innsbruck.
Right after taking this picture, I got a call to say that the lift cars had been closed down due to high winds and I had no way of getting down as I am ski beginner. After an anxious half hour, I got a a ride down on a snow scooter, which turned out to be the most exhilarating thing I’ve done in my life. Shooting down the snow covered mountain at break neck speed on a powerful, open scooter while holding on to the sides for dear life, is an experience that I won’t soon forget.