Santo Domingo Monochromes

12-14 September 2016, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Art vendor in the centre of the old city.

Catedral Primada de America.

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Around the block from the Cathedral.

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Inside the Cathedral.

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Museo Casa de Tostado.

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A statue of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés in front of the Tower of Homage.

Fortaleza Ozama.

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This vehicle was parked in the street right outside where we were staying, in the centre of the old city.

Wandering in Santo Domingo.

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes or the Church of Our Lady of the Mercedes.

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Calle Hostos.

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Monasterio de San Francisco.

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Alcázar de Colón.

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Museo de las Casas Reales.

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Edges of the Old City.

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Cuba Monochromes 4 of 4 Last Days in Havana

1-12 September 2016, Havana, Cuba

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Great music in a late night jazz bar.

Havana – An afternoon and evening.

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1953 Oldsmobile – our taxi ride back to the hotel.

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Passing train.

Havana – Botanic Gardens.

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1949 Plymouth, just about to leave I think.

Havana – Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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(From the taxi).

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1950 Plymouth.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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View from Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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At night after rain.

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At a small outdoor art area.

Last Day in Havana.

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Castell de la Real Fuerza.

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Castell de la Real Fuerza.

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Castell de la Real Fuerza.

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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales.

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Street performer.

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Art market at the waterfront.

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The old loco was just outside the art market.

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Street scene with El Capitolio under repair in the background.

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Street at night after rain.

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So that’s the last post from Cuba.  Santo Domingo from the Dominican Republic should be next but first there will be some more recent posts, one from a Blues Festival and a few from Montague Island off the South coast of New South Wales.

Cuba Monochromes 3 of 4 Havana Streets

1-12 September 2016, Havana, Cuba

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Our horse and carriage driver.

Havana – Street Photography from a Horse and Carriage.

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Waiting for the bus.

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Tuk tuk driver and El Capitolio in the background

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Havana – Artifacts and Cars.

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Waiting for assistance.

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Musicians playing in the park outside our hotel.

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Just passing by a very interesting curio shop.

Havana – Red Cars and Street Views.

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Havana – Fusterlandia.

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

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1958 Ford Edsel Pacer convertible.

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1950? De Soto convertible.

Havana – An afternoon and evening.

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1958 Cadillac convertible.

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1958 Chevrolet?

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Elegant street view.

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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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Last Day in Havana

Havana, Cuba, 12 September 2016
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On our last day in Havana, after breakfast, we first visited a small outdoor art area not far from our hotel.

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We then visited the Castell de la Real Fuerza.  Here is the entrance from a few posts ago.

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It was built in 1557, replacing a earlier fort that had been destroyed by a French privateer.

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However, it was too far inside the harbour to be effective and was also too small.  It was effectively replaced by the Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta at the entrance of the harbour and became the residence of the Governor of Havana.

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It is considered the oldest stone fort in the Americas and these days houses a maritime museum.

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This and the next three images are from the Museo de Arqueología.

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This and the next image are from the Salon of Mesoamerica and Ecuador.

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Next we visited the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the residence of the Governors in the eighteenth century, now the museum of the City of Havana.

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Early Cuban Flag, I think from the independence movement in the 1890s.

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Inlaid box with ancient Egyptian references.

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Street performer.

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A couple we encountered recommended we visit an art market at the waterfront, so we did.

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The old loco was just outside the art market.

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Walking back to the hotel…

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View from the window of our room.

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In the late afternoon, I went for a walk in the back streets.

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Street at night after rain.

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So that was the last post on Cuba, although there are four monochrome posts to come next.

 

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.

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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 – 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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Trinidad de Cuba

Trinidad de Cuba, Cuba, 6 September 2016

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Due to the fiascos of our tour organisation, instead of spending time in forests and waterfalls, we spent the day in the town of Trinidad de Cuba,  This turned out to be a good thing.

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This is a 1957 Plymouth.  It says so on the windscreen.

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This is a town of many tractors.

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Cathedral clock tower in the background.

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Band in the Plaza Major.

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People on the streets.

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It is Cuba’s best preserved old colonial town and the centre area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Musicians for sale rather than for hire.

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Local gallery and hostal or B&B.

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Market near the Plaza Major.

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It’s an Anole, perhaps Allison’s Anole ( / Blue-Headed Anole).

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1952 Ford.  loading up to leave a B&B,.

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The beauty and the beast, maybe.

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1954 Chevrolet.

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Not everyone drives cars …

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… or rides horses….

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Trinidad de Cuba was founded in 1514 and Cortes recruited here and left from here on his conquest of the Aztec Empire.

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We also stopped by at a beach a few kilometres from Trinidad de Cuba – Playa Ancon.

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