I love the gates of European cities!
As a young girl, my visions of Europe were always walled towns with winding roads, and huge massive gates with gigantic wooden doors to keep out the riffraff. To my surprise, many towns and cities do still look like this.
I photographed this gate in the capital city of Vilnius in Lithuania. Can’t you just see the burly guards standing on either side of the arch waiting to check your papers? Nowadays this happens more at Passport Control in an airport, but these old gates are a much more photogenic sentry point.