Street Photography

Domino players Trinidad Cuba

Domino players by a sidestreet in Trinidad Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 10 Comments

The old cobbled street was proving a bit of a challenge in the dim light, the scattered street lamps casting strange shadows on the peeling colonial era buildings lining either side of the road. Our footsteps were unsure and the uneven ground, still slightly slick with the brief rain that had fallen in the evening, was slippery, hiding puddles of water in the darkness.

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cubans buying food at night havana cuba

Nightfall in Havana Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 8 Comments

When the light fades in Havana and the mercury drops a notch, Havana takes on a distinctly different character. The streets, normally so full of people and scorching hot, are now largely empty. The flicker from the television sets in the houses cast a bluish glow on the threadbare curtains on the windows, like a strange deep sea jellyfish…

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two sisters red car havana cuba

What I learned from the people of Havana Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 11 Comments

You would think that all the years of international isolation, economic sanctions and general hardship would have exacted a devastating toll on the people on the island of Cuba. That they would be angry, hostile and bitter with Americans and the outside world in general, seen as more or less responsible for making life harder than it already is, severely limited purchasing choices for everyday items and inflated prices.

You could not be further from the truth.

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