Above/featured: Waterfront and Te Papa: Wellington, New Zealand – 12 Oct 2010 (450D).
Two definitions for the noun “capital (city)” are:
1. the city or town functioning as the seat of government and administrative centre for country or region.
2. with modifier, a place associated more than any other with a specified activity or product; e.g., fashion capital of the world.
I’ll go with the first definition. With almost 70% of this planet’s land mass in the northern hemisphere, you’d be forgiven in subscribing to a selection bias for capital cities primarily north of the equator. I was born in the north, but I also spent a good chunk of the last two decades in the south; so, I’ve chosen here 5 capital cities in each of the northern and southern hemispheres.
North & south
- Ciudad de México (Mexico City), México #
- København (Copenhagen), Denmark
- Nassau, The Bahamas #
- Singapore, Singapore #
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Canberra, Australia #
- Cape Town, South Africa #
- Santiago, Chile
- Wellington, New Zealand #
Ciudad de México (Mexico City), México
København (Copenhagen), Denmark
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cape Town, South Africa
Wellington, New Zealand
I made all photos above with Canon hardware: PowerShot A510 (A510) and EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D). Many of these occurred during a year-long RTW#. Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-gMJ.
Acknowledgements go to Viveka (My Guilty Pleasures) for LAPC no.82 in the week of 1-7 Feb 2020. At the risk of bursting at the seams, I reluctantly left out Berlin, Bratislava, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Madrid, Prague, Washington DC, and Vienna.