The Trevi Fountain in Rome is quite magnificent, and was luckily one of the iconic sights in the eternal city which had completed the work it was having done to it and so was unimpeded by scaffold or hoarding (the same cannot be said for the Colosseum, or the Pantheon, or the Spanish Steps, or countless other locations).

Arriving here in the early hours of a Monday morning I was confident that I would have the location to myself, those working in Rome would be unlikely to stop and admire, and those who are visiting are generally sound asleep in their respective hotels during those early hours. I was happy to indeed have the location to myself, with a few street cleaners and one or two other people only turning up around 7am – all of which stayed behind my camera…which I thought was rather kind of them.