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Cuba – Trinidad

June 14 2016 - Studio Press

CUBA: Areas visited in the latter part of March 2016, included La Habana, Pinar Del Rio, Varadero to Playa Giron, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Santa Clara, and Jaimanitas a western suburb of La Habana. Visit Stock-Art-Cuba on my website for a more complete selection covering the entire visit. Trinidad was settled in 1514 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site:


In the foreground a couple is enjoying breakfast on their rooftop patio. In the background is the city’s landmark Convento de San Francisco de Asis


Trinidad is known for its cobbled streets made from river stones, seen behind the woman with her child sitting on an adapted wooden bike seat.


Woman weaves her way to making a living in the shade on a side street…


School entryway ending with the face of Che…


This Gallery entryway begins with the face of Che…a consistent theme wherever I went.


The Manaca Iznaga tower a 147 feet tall is topped by a bell to signal the end of the day for 30,000 slaves, and also used to keep an eye on them.


Valley de los Ingenios is made up of 3 valleys representing the centre for the sugar mills. In the 18th Century there were 50…


This young woman working the tower are sold me a camera, like those shown in the foreground, and it works very well…

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I heard through the grapevine that Chichi (u-l) and Azariel Santander (l-r) are at odds. Their Potter houses are across the street from each other. Their work has won the National Ceramic Competition, and the admiration of Raul Castro.  Actually, after the revolution the Castro’s took over the family business, which was started in 1892 by great-grandfather Rogelio…


Kids playing football (soccer) on one of Trinidad’s many narrow cobbled streets. Professional sports was outlawed by Fidel in 1961, but this may be changing as two of the Island’s top amateurs have just been allowed to sign pro-contracts.


Leaving with my luggage (not, I travelled light) going to another old city, Sancti Spiritus, and beyond…