Havana – An afternoon and evening

Havana, Cuba, 10 September 2016
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1950? De Soto convertible.

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We had come from Fusterlandia (last post) but that visit was actually in the middle of the previous post, so this post follows on from that.

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1958 Chevrolet?

We are back in Revolution Square.

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1958 Cadillac convertible.

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The blue taxi may be a 1950 DeSoto; the car on the right is a 1952 Chevrolet.

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We visited Edificio Bacardi, built to be headquarters of the Bacardi Rum company.  It is an art deco landmark, built in 1930 after an international architectural competition, and was nationalised by Castro in the early 1960s.  (Also next three images)

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On the street in Old Havana.

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Horse and carriage in front of the Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

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Elegant street view.

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Streetside offerings.

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Rebuilding a street in the traditional fashion.

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Maybe not much in the way of pollution controls.

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Residences.

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We discovered some great music in a late night jazz bar.

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1953 oldsmobile – our taxi ride back to the hotel.

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Havana – Fusterlandia

Havana, Cuba, 10 September 2016

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This is the second of our three days in Havana after the end of the tour. We hired one of our local guides to show us around Havana. These images are from the middle of that day, in an art locale known as Fusterlandia.

(Click on any image to see it larger).

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Fusterlandia is a small fishing village just outside Havana.

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In 1975, José Fuster started this project by decorating his own house.

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Since then it has spread to the parks and neighborhood, including over 80 homes.

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1957 Chevrolet (taxi).

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Local horse and cart.

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Locals around a mural featuring Hugo Chavez and the flags of Venezuela and Cuba.

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José Fuster is still living in the village and working on the project, at an age of around 75.

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Just in case you didn’t notice, the dog is biological rather than ceramic and is probably not a permanent feature on the roof.

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His art is distinctly Cuban, and includes influences from Gaudi, Brâncuși and Picasso.

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Workers atop a nearby house, behind electrical wires.

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Viva Cuba!.

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A golden opportunity to do some sewing…

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And a 1958 Edsel Pacer convertible arrives (!).

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The Edsel was supposed to be a great new advance for Ford but instead became a byword for commercial failure.  Although there were eighteen models initially available, the marque only lasted two years and cost Ford $US350 million.

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Havana – Red Cars and Street Views

Havana, Cuba, 10 September 2016

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This is the second of our three days in Havana after the end of the tour.  We hired one of our local guides to show us around Havana.  These images are from the first part of that day.  For the first seven or eight images we were on foot, heading for a taxi stand.

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Just passing by a very interesting curio shop.

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Looking down a street.

This image was a challenge in processing.  Part of it was in bright sunlight and part in deep shadow.  I had taken three exposures to cover the tonal range but combining them was very tricky due to the complex tonal boundaries, even using luminosity masking in Photoshop.

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Street views as we walked along.

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I think 1958 or 59 pickup, perhaps a Chev.

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1953 or 54 convertible, maybe a Ford.

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1953 Chevrolet.

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Policeman on the street.

In between this image and the next one, we visited the Fusterlandia street art zone.  That will be the next post.

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1957 Chevrolet.

We stopped at the side of the road on the way back from Fusterlandia.  Perhaps this was the taxi we were in, I don’t remember.

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Dickey seat or rumble seat, 1930 Model A Ford Roadster (also next three images).

A bit later we stopped just out of Havana beside a river and lots of trees, where a couple of vintage cars were parked.  Perhaps there was a rally nearby.

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1955 Ford Convertible.

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Unidentified vintage car from 20s or 30s.

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Rear lights; can’t identify the car.

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1955 Buick convertible.

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1951 Chevrolet Styline Convertible.

We are now back in the centre of Havana near Revolution Square.

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1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat.

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Havana – Street Photography from a Horse and Carriage

Havana, Cuba, 9 September 2016

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(Click on any image to see in a larger size)

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Late in the afternoon, we went for a drive in a horse and carriage.  This is our driver.  Subsequent images, except for the last one, were taken from the carriage as we ambled along.

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1950 Chevrolet convertible.

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Ford Model A Roadster, 1927 to 31 (wheels smaller than original).

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1958 Plymouth.

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There’s the centre of town with historic buildings and impressively maintained tourist-taxi convertibles and a little bit further out it’s a little bit more ramshackled.  By the stonework though, this building may be quite old.

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Cuba is more socially advanced than most of the developed West in that people may sit around and talk, rather than being glued to televisions, videos and smart phones.

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Waiting not for Godot but for the bus.

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Some remarkable buildings.  Flats perhaps.

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The advantage of taking photographs from a horse and carriage is that people are generally quite unconcerned and oblivious as you slowly pass by.

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Street corner and bus stop.

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I think the signs at the left are saying “This is where you can board pedal-powered public transport but they’re not allowed to park”.  And then there’s the upper floor.

 

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The building on the right has a distinctly Moorish influence in the architecture and the arches remaind us of what we were to see on a later trip on the outside of the Mesquita in Cordoba.

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Moving on a little further with a variety of people going about their day.

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I think this building is like a work of art and the people are part of the art exhibit.

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Tuk tuk driver and El Capitolio in the background.

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Friendly locals.

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1953-54 Ford Mercury.

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1955 Chevrolet Belair.

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Singer Gazelle 1957-59, a rare British car in Cuba.

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Relaxing on the verandah.

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A crumbling façade.

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Looking down side streets as we pass gives glimpses of everyday lives.

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This is the kind of carriage we were in, maybe not the actual one.

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Havana – Artifacts and Cars

Havana, Cuba, 9 September 2016

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Having finished posting on the Sabah trip, I am now back to posting on Cuba and the Caribbean. I have already made thirteen posts on Cuba with 260 images. If you want to see them, you will find links in the Cuba & the Caribbean Itinerary, which I update as I post. In this expedition, there are also thirteen posts on the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, eight on Mexico and eight on Guatemala. Still to come are Dominican Republic, St Martin, Antigua, Montserrat, Jamaica and California.  As with all posts, you can click on an image for a larger view.

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We walked down to the harbour at dawn.

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… then back to the large square beside the Cathedral.

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This is a corner of the Cathedral.  The person seemingly coming round the corner is a statue.

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… and this is one of the side streets near there.

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Early 50s Oldsmobile, I think.

In the morning, somewhat after breakfast, we went for another walk.

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1947 or 48 Chevrolet on the left.

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This image and next four:  Buick V8, 1953 or 54.

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After some time we visited the Musee de Arte Colonial (or the Colonial Art Museum).

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Probably from the 17th or 18th centuries, and from a convent or church.

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The building, or an earlier one on the same site, was built in 1622.

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In the 1720s it was the residence of Lieutenant Colonel Don Luis Chacón, who had earlier been civil and military governor and, unusually for the time, was a creole.  The building became a museum in 1969.

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Usually I photograph the labels with the items but not this time, so I will make no comment on these items beyond that they come from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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A view of the Cathedral from the museum.  It is the opposite side of the Cathedral from the images at dawn.

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In the later afternoon, we walked down to near the harbour and took a ride around town in a horse and carriage.  The images from that will be in the next post. Here we resume after returning from that ride.

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1958 Chevrolet.

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The car on the left is a 1950 DeSoto.  The next three are Chevrolets (1951-54).

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1953 Plymouth.

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Waiting for assistance.  Not sure what the car is, maybe a Plymouth or a Ford, from about 1957 or 1958.

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Musicians playing in the park outside our hotel.

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Evening view, probably from where we went to eat.

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International Blues Day 2019

Canberra, Australia, 3 August 2019

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This is this year’s incarnation of the International Blues Day celebrations put on by the Canberra Blues Society. I also had two albums of A3+ prints for sale, so I was not able to photograph some of the earlier bands. I have included a selection of monochrome conversions of performers and not included overall band shots.

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Leo Joseph (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Matt Nightingale (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Dave Blanken (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Mitch Preston (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

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Juanita Cucinotta (Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys).

Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys (in colour:  17 images)

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Matt Roberts (Kate Lush Band).

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Tony Boyd (Kate Lush Band).

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Christian Young (Kate Lush Band).

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Wes Harder (Kate Lush Band).

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Kate Lush (Kate Lush Band).

Kate Lush Band (in colour:  18 images)

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Steve Hartnett (Blue Tone Specials).

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Dave McRae (Blue Tone Specials).

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Doug Curry (Blue Tone Specials).

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Matthew Fitzgerald (Blue Tone Specials).

Blue Tone Specials (in colour:  16 images)

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Anne Blunn, Peter Demain, Russ Lawrence and others.

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Nardia Brancatisano and Justin Yap (Rambal).

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Jordan Pereira (Rambal).

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Ollie Rolfe (Rambal).

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Ben Wicks (Rambal).

Rambal (in colour: 12 images).

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John Russell (The Bellhops).

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Steve Lovarini (The Bellhops).

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Mark Roulston (The Bellhops).

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Ian Dittman (The Bellhops).

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Joe (The Bellhops).

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Ben (The Bellhops).

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Ven Licciardello and Deborah Frederick (The Bellhops).

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Lois Padgham and Bernard (The Bellhops).

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Dancers (The Bellhops).

The Bellhops (in colour:  22 images).

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Head in the Clouds (Lahad Datu to KK)

14 May 2019, Lahad Datu, Sabah, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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These are images from two flights, from Ladah Datu to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah and from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur. They are all monochrome conversions of infrared images.

When leaving on the plane from Lahad Datu I was instructed by a stewardess that I was not allowed to take photographs out the window during takeoff because the camera is an electronic device. That has never happened to me previously and astonished me as the camera is hardly going to be sending out wifi signals. Consequently, most of these images are of clouds.

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Not long before, we took off from Lahad Datu in Eastern Sabah.

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We are flying over Sabah.

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Rivers and mainly cleared land below here.

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The clouds could be quite majestic though.

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This is near Kota Kinabalu.  We have landed and taken off again.

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I was able to photograph clouds over the South China Sea for a while until the visibility closed right in.

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Now we are over mainland Malaysia.

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A small sea-front village.

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Aerial Photography, Black and White, Clouds, Infrared, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Sabah, Wilderness

Workers’ cottages, probably, beside the ubiquitous palm oil plantations.

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Aerial Photography, Black and White, Clouds, Infrared, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Sabah, Wilderness

Palm Oil plantations.

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Aerial Photography, Black and White, Clouds, Infrared, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Sabah, Wilderness .

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Aerial Photography, Black and White, Clouds, Infrared, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Sabah, Wilderness .

This was the last post of our trip to Sabah.  You can see links to all the other posts in the Sabah Itinerary post.

Next, a return to the last few days in Havana in the Caribbean trip.