AMBASSADOR'S BLOG - THE ROLLERBLADING BRIDE (AND GROOM)

12.07.11


I suspect it’s not easy, rollerblading in a wedding dress. It's probably even harder when you’re accompanied by several dozen smartly-dressed guests, also on rollerblades, and are taking a route which includes several steep hills and staircases.

There are always risks in drawing conclusions about national characteristics, so I shall resist any suggestion that this recently-spotted rollerblading wedding party in central Kyiv demonstrates that Ukrainians are a pretty creative bunch of people who are always prepared to take a new approach to established conventions.

I'd be delighted to see more wedding parties on rollerblades as the summer progresses: greener and cheaper than the massive limousines and fleets of supporting vehicles which traditionally transport wedding parties from one photo-opportunity in the city to another.  Respect.

Leigh Turner
British Ambassador to Ukraine

 



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