… what an honour to be asked and thought off as the first challenge guest. I really hope I can live up the task.
My name is Viveka but also goes under Wivi. I’m a very nice Swedish lady in my best years (who I’m kidding????!!! Not myself that is for sure) … that has been blogging since January 2012 – it was supposed to a food/recipe blog (retired executive chef), but I’m so much more and my blog is just like me, all over the place. You will find me under “About Viveka”My topic is Capital – it’s my attempt to play with the really “big girls” *smile
I have chosen the topic/theme, to make it easy for myself!! But also because I have travelled a lot and lived abroad for nearly 24 years. I love big cities with bright lights. I love the pulse, the offers they provided and all the people I will be able to meet. I love food, culture, music, art, history and people. I travel solo most of the times. I’m a very strong and independent woman, in other words, very difficult to live with. *laughing.
It doesn’t have to be about capital cities – however, you want to interpret it – all up to you.
“I want someone to look at me the way I look at coffee”
A fabulous cup of coffee enjoyed on City Walk by Meraas in Dubai at CUPAGAHWA – March 2019 (Two interpret of capital … me just showing off)
Capital cities are a lot more than famous landmarks, squares, parks and monuments. So I will take you to some capital cities on a different angle.
I invite you to join me here on the playground because I think we all have images from one or more capitals from around the world on file. You can choose one or more images … one or more cities. It’s all up to you how you will play. Welcome!!!!
“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian
must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
I visited Warsaw in the company of blogging sister Sue@WordsVisual and we met up with Meg@snippetsandsnaps from Australia, that was living in Warsaw at the time … and when we passed the “Church of the Holy Spirit” in Warsaw Old town (Stare Miasto) I peeked through the door – midday service!!!??? I closed the door very quietly – June 2016.
“I am very fond of fresh air and royalties.”
A wet and cold day … did I visit Amalienborg castle in Copenhagen – the home of the Danish Royal family – together with some friends from Scotland and we were freezing. We were so envy of this guard’s hat – January 2019
“In life, much like smoothies,
you get out what you put in”
A blueberry smoothie, German-style … at “ALEX” in the Sony Centre, Berlin. It tasted even better than as it looks – July 2018
“Many people spend more time planning the wedding
than they do in planning the marriage.”
I was invited to two weddings in Prishtina, Kosovo. A Kosovo Albanian wedding day is a long day’s journey into night, it means you have to be at the hairdresser at 7am and if you are lucky you end up in bed around 2am without one drop of alcohol in your body. A truly magical experience. Those stunningly beautiful vests is a part of the traditional female wedding dress, called xhamadan. In Prishtina bridal shops are laying side by side … streets up and streets down, a huge business – July 2016
“The stage has two rules: (1) Anything can happen and (2) Something must happen.”
Of course, I have to take you to my captital, Stockholm. One of the most beautiful cities in the world… built on 14 islands, but Stockholm has also Ericsson Globe – an arena that has housed many international stars, one of them is Michael Bublé – February 2014
“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”
One of many newlywed coupes at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. On Sundays, weddings happen like on a conveyor at the Meiji Shrine in the park. Yoyogi Park is Tokyo’s most practical park is a gathering space for people from all walks of life. When I visit the park there were 8 weddings and a baptism – April 2015
“The caterpillar does all the work
but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”
Attributed to George Carlin
The Schmetterlinghaus (the butterfly house) is a place I always visit every time I’m in Vienna and that happens roughly every second year, I have very good friends living there (free pillows) and I’m going back for more in June this year – April 2018
“If you get all tangled up, just tango on.”
Tbilisi stole my heart … Tbilisi, the city with the big heart and the most fantastic wines … Tbilisi, where the adventure found me. Those two very talented musicians I meet in Rike Park. They played “Libertango” was I arrived. One of many of my favourite music pieces – and I asked them if they could play it for me again … and they did – December 2018
Thank you so much …. for your attention … now I leave it all up to you! Remember to link to my, Viveka’s, original post, and tag it with “Lens-Artists.”
“We do not look in our great cities for our best moralit”