This week, we have a guest host for the weekly Lens-Artists photo challenge. It’s Viveka from Sweden. She asks for images from capital cities. Although I visited several capital cities (country capitals as well as state capitals), it’s very hard for me to find a suitable image. In my opinion, you should recognize the capital in that image for such a challenge but without simply showing an iconic building representing the city like the Eiffel Tower for Paris, The Brandenburger Tor for Berlin, colosseum for Rome, Big Ben for London or the skyscrapers for New York
The other main reason is, I don’t like these concrete deserts called cities. To be honest, I try to avoid cities.
Nevertheless, I dug into my archive and picked this image from Havanna for you.
I guess this is my most loved image taken on Cuba. If you’re interested in seeing more images from Cuba, you can check them out here in my blog.
The building in the back it the capitol of Havanna, a small version of the US capitol in Washington D.C.
14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #82: capital cities”
Great image … never been to Cuba – so fun to get an image from Havana. So glad you wanted to play even if you don’t like big cities. Thank you so much. *smile
A beautiful image of one of their well kept old cars! I would very much want to visit Cuba – a photographers dream they say!
Thanks, Leya. Unfortunately, these cars aren’t in their original state anymore. Below the hood, you find a quite modern Chinese diesel engine. Only the body looks nearly original (with several improvisions). On Cuba, I can say, it’s a photographers dream. Unfortunately, much is changing. I wrote about it earlier https://solaner.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/adios-cuba/ or https://solaner.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/a-sad-decision/
And I thought it still was the modified old ones…well, I guess the Cubans themselves are grateful.
unfortunately not. One problem was the amount of fuel the old engines needed as well as the problem in getting the needed kind of fuel. As the lorries need diesel, it’s easier for the government to get only one kind of fuel. And a diesel needs less. But, for a photographer only the look is relevant, isn’t it 😀 – so, we don’t care that much, don’t we 😀
Deep inside we do…
thanks, Klara 😀
Thanjs, John 😊
Love your choice this week Solaner, that red car really makes the image come alive
Thank you so much, Tina 😀