It was a night to remember! Both the opening act, Romanian band CLASS and the British BAD BOYS BLUE (in a totally new formula) entertained the hundreds of people hungry for good music and hits they fell in love with. The venue (Patria movie theater in Bucharest) was not spectacular, but it was suited for the purpose of creating the 80’s disco atmosphere. Special thanks to the organizer (Kompas Events)!

CLASS (FOR THE FULL PHOTO GALLERY CLICK HERE)

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Stii cum e?

by Viviana on January 24, 2013

in Personal

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Stii cum e cand e liniste si din departare se aude Never Let Me Down Again? Stii cum e cand iti pui pijamaua si miroase altfel decat parfumul cu care te-ai dat ieri? Stii cum e cand reusesti sa urci toate scarile cu sacosele grele din prima, fara sa le pui jos? Cand sunt bani de salarii si bani de prime de anul nou la firma? Stii cum e cand auzi Depeche Mode cand intri intr-un bar uitat de lume in Tel Aviv? Stii cum e sa iti fluture parul in bataia vantului rece si iubitul sa iti faca o poza? Stii cum e cand te suna copilul ca a luat sau nu a luat un zece? Stii cum e cand copilul tau invinge sau mananca bataie intr-un meci? Stii cum e sa vezi ce bine ti-au iesit pozele la un concert? Stii ce bine e sa intelegi cate un cuvant in germana? Dar sa ai un blog al tau pe care sa postezi rar, dar sa o faci cu tot sufletul? Stii ce bine e sa te incapa blugii vechi pentru ca ai slabit 3 kg? Stii ce bine e sa te bucuri de rochii vechi si sa arunci din lucruri din cand in cand? Stii cum e cand cineva iti spune Multumesc pentru ce ai facut pentru ei? Stii cum e sa uiti unde esti pentru ca dansezi si muzica iti rapeste sufletul cateva minute? Stii cum e sa vezi semne peste tot si sa iti treaca fiecare senzatie prin stomac? Stii cum e sa torni Fairy pe o farfurie, un pic mai mult decat trebuie si sa faca mult, mult clabuc, sa astepti cu respiratia taiata sa sune telefonul, sa salvezi un om de la inec, sa vezi lucruri care se vor intampla in viitor la fel de clar ca si cum s-ar intampla in momentul vorbirii, sa stii sa iti ajuti copilul la lectii, sa iti spuna copilul tau “te iubesc”, sa iti hranesti copilul zilnic, sa ii cumperi haine pana cand creste, si atunci sa mai nimeresti doar din cand in cand ce ii place ei, sa iti speli copilul, sa ii usuci parul, sa ai grija de un batran pe care il iubesti, sa dai din ce ai cu toata inima, sa primesti tot la fel de deschis, sa nu astepti recompense pentru ceea ce faci, iar cand vin sa fie momente de neuitat, sa te imbraci pentru o petrecere goth, sa gandesti in fiecare zi altfel, sa iti dai cu 6 parfumuri si numai tu sa stii unde se regaseste fiecare dintre ele, sa privesti copiii jucandu-se in parc, sa juri si sa nu juri stramb, sa nu te mai uiti la televizor si sa nu iti para rau, sa iti schimbi parerile pentru ca totul se schimba, sa aduci mai mult decat sa duci, sa fii tacuta la pescuit, sa iti pese, sa iubesti tot si toate dar sa nu uiti ca ce iti face rau trebuie indepartat, sa iti placa aceleasi lucruri ca atunci cand erai copil, sa uiti de tine mai mult decat sa te bagi in seama, sa vorbesti secrete cu coafeza… Stii cum e sa iti fie bine si sa nu stii de ce?

Yesterday it was the day for concerts photos from abroad. Today I am posting 13 great shots I took at 3 concerts/festivals in Romania in 2012. Photos were taken at the superb show of The Cranberries in Bucharest (The Mono Jacks opening), Dark Bombastic Evening 4 and Grimus + The Mono Jacks at the Silver Church. All rights reserved Viviana Ball (Viva Music, Romania). Enjoy!

Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries)

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Best 25 Gothic/industrial music scene photos taken by Viviana Ball in 2012.

Shots were taken at Industrial Booom Reboot Festival (Budapest), Blackfield Festival (Gelsenkirchen), Amphi Festival (Cologne), Nocturnal Culture Night (Deuzen bei Leipzig). All rights reserved Viviana Ball (Viva Music, Romania).

In Strict Confidence

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We participated in 3 editions of the beautiful Amphi Festival in Cologne, Germany. It is with great pleasure that I am introducing this festival to you and I hope that my photos and Viva Music’s reviews will convince you to visit Amphi soon. Here are the reviews by year: Amphi 2010 (day 1) review, Amphi 2010 (day 2) review, Amphi 2011 review, Amphi 2012 review and, as you already know by now, here are all my concert photos (for Viva Music) on Google+(Picasa).

Let the 2012 story begin with A Life Divided on the main stage of Amphi Festival:

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We participated in 3 editions of the beautiful Amphi Festival in Cologne, Germany. It is with great pleasure that I am introducing this festival to you and I hope that my photos and Viva Music’s reviews will convince you to visit Amphi soon. Here are the reviews by year: Amphi 2010 (day 1) review, Amphi 2010 (day 2) review, Amphi 2011 review, Amphi 2012 review and, as you already know by now, here are all my concert photos (for Viva Music) on Google+(Picasa).

 Let the 2011 story begin with an awesome shot of Hocico’s frontman, Erk Aircrag:

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Berlin is a very large city. There are 2 zoological gardens in Berlin and we decided to visit them both in September 2012. Here are some photos:

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Salad photographs by Viviana Ball

by Viviana on November 21, 2012

in Food,Photography

I cook and I shoot what I cook. I equally love both activities, so on February 6, 2012 I started a cooking blog called “Cooking with Vivi“. Since then I have posted hundreds of recipes and taken thousands of photos of the dishes I have prepared. I mostly cook for my small family, but I also enjoy cooking for guests.It would be lovely to have you in my not so small anymore community on Facebook. Click here to join us!

Here are some of my favorite salad photos. Salads are my daughter’s favorites, so I spice them with an extra mix of love and passion. Enjoy!

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We participated in 3 editions of the beautiful Amphi Festival in Cologne, Germany. It is with great pleasure that I am introducing this festival to you and I hope that my photos and Viva Music’s reviews will convince you to visit Amphi soon. Here are the reviews by year: Amphi 2010 (day 1) review, Amphi 2010 (day 2) review, Amphi 2011 review, Amphi 2012 review and, as you already know by now, here are all my concert photos (for Viva Music) on Google+(Picasa).

Let the 2010 story begin with a shot of the sexy lead singer of Ashbury Heights:

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Hello, world! I am from Romania and I love my country. I have spent a lot of time documenting with photographs how beautiful and interesting Romania is. I shoot Romanian nature, places, Romanians, animals, landscapes, artifacts, architecture, traditional Romanian parties, celebrations and events, etc. I shoot with love and passion authentic, traditional, breathtaking Romanian images, important for my mind and spirit and educational and inspiring for the younger generation.

The photos below were taken in at least 100 towns and 1000 places from Romania between 2009 and 2012. I also wrote a brief description for each gallery. I use Nikon and my cameras are a natural extension of my hands.

All my photos are hosted on Google+ (Picasa), so if you click on the links you will be taken to Picasa galleries. Please feel free to leave a comment or share my photos. You can also download them. All rights reserved VivianaBallPhotography. Enjoy!

Galleries (click either on the links or the photos for the entire gallery):

Fantastic house and landscape in Brasov County, November 2012 full gallery

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