Cuba Monochromes 2 of 4 Trinidad and Cienfuegos

1-12 September 2016, Trinidad de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Cuba

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

1954 Chevrolet, still in Havana.

Havana to Topes de Collantes.

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On the road…

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1957 Plymouth.

Trinidad de Cuba.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

Local gallery and hostal or B&B.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

Local band.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

1954 Chevrolet,

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

Not everyone drives cars …

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

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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On the road again…

Cienfuegos.

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We are now in the outskirts of Cienfuegos.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

Catedral de la Purisma Conception.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

Seafront exercises.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

Heading for Havana; military truck and horse & cart.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

On the street in Havana, after dark.

Return to Havana.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

1947 or 48 Chevrolet on the left.

Havana – Artifacts and Cars.

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba

Buick V8, 1953 or 54..

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Musee de Arte Colonial (or the Colonial Art Museum).

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Architecture, Black and White, Cars, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Havana, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Street photography, Trinidad de Cuba .

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A view of the Cathedral from the museum.

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Return to Havana

Cienfuegos to Havana, Cuba, 8 September 2016

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I am back from Sabah. Mostly there was no internet and no time so there will be no temporary posts. I will start with posts on Sabah soon but first here is the final post on the tour in Cuba. Jools and I stayed on for some extra days in Havana and we will return to that after the Sabah posts.

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Early in the morning in Cienfuegos, here are two people fishing with a freighter behind them.

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A little later, trimming the verges with machetes.

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This is the hotel where we were staying.

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“It is the ideas that make us a fighting people.”

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I think this is a Zetor tractor from Czechoslovakia.

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Quite a few horses and carts on the roads..

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Roadside house.

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IOM3 tractor from Belarus and military truck.

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Same military truck and horse & cart.

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Horse and cart, truck and turkey vulture.

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Probably a Chev.

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More horses and carts …

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We meet again …

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On the road again.

(though neither Canned Heat nor Floyd Jones in evidence).

This image and the previous six were all taken within about ten minutes, mainly from the bus.

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Roadside shop for onions and garlic.

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Band at our hotel in Havana (Hotel Santa Isabel).

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On the streets in Havana.

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View including Castillo de la Fuerza Real.

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Looking down from the hotel room.

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People are sitting round on the street to use the hotel’s wifi.

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Castillo de la Fuerza Real.

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Taxi.

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Street corner with sunset approaching.

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On the street, after dark.

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The wifi zone again, this time at night in the rain.

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Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos, Cuba, 7 September 2016

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We headed off from Trinidad de Cuba to Cienfuegos.

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The passenger in the cart with his bicycle is lucky the truck isn’t heading into the wind.

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Roadside billboard quoting Ché:  “May the hardness of these times not make us lose the tenderness of our hearts. Ever onward to victory”.

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We are now in the outskirts of Cienfuegos.

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Some of the cars are smaller than others.

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Views from our hotel room…

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We are now in Palacio Ferrer, at the edge of Parque José Marti.

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It was built between 1917 and 1918, initially as a family residence.

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Looking down past Parque José Marti from the top of Palacio Ferrer.

The area around Cienfuegos was a Taino (Indian) settlement in the early period of Spanish occupation.  They were decimated mainly by disease but communities survive in the mountains.  Cienfuegos was founded by French immigrants in 1819 and thus has a French influence unusual for Cuba.  The centre of Cienfuegos is a World Heritage Area, representing “the best extant example of early 19th century Spanish Enlightenment implementation in urban planning”.

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Catedral de la Purisma Conception.

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Palacio de Gobierno.

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We walked down to the harbour.

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On the harbour-front promenade.

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There was a group of people doing curious exercises on a road beside the harbour.

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Sunlight through the clouds as evening approaches.

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There are more posts on Cuba and on the Caribbean to come, but this will be the last for a little while as I am off on a short trip in a few days.  More on that tomorrow.

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