Thira to Heraklion

Thira (Santorini), to Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 12 October 2018.

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We are now on the ferry on our way from Thira to Heraklion (in Crete).  Fortuitously, it is just after six o’clock and sunset is approaching so there are some special opportunities for long lens photography as we leave Thira.

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Cruise liner probably heading to Athens.  I think Oia is in the background.

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Picturesque vessel, I think a schooner.

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Probably part of Thira township at the top of the cliffs.

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Close-up of luxurious tourist accommodation atop the cliffs.

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Late light playing on the sea.

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It took me a while to work out.  At the bottom of the cliffs is not the port we came from, it’s the old port of Thira, with Imerovigli at the top.  You might need to click on the image to expand it to see, but there’s a road going down there and also a cablecar.

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The light is very different according to the direction you are looking.

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Towards the sun, sunset approaching.

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Akrotiri lighthouse with people in front of it to watch the sunset.

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These houses may be on Akro Aspronisi Point, near Akrotiri Lighthouse.

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The light is slowly fading away.

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Last view of Thira with darkness approaching.

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Venetian Harbour and the Koules Fortress.

Some hours later and we are now in Heraklion in Crete.  This is the view from our hotel room.

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We are now in Heraklion and for the next nine days we will be travelling around Crete, especially to remote places and ancient sires.

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An ancient building with the roof in need of repair.

This is also taken from the hotel the next day, from the balcony outside the dining room at the time of breakfast.  This also applies to the next four images.

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An old ruined boat fenced off beside the harbour.  I think I may have been told a story about it and I know exactly where it is but I can find no further information.

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The Venetian Lion on the side of Koules Fortress.

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The Venetian Harbour at Heraklion.

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Crete has had a long and varied history.  Humans were on Crete as early as 130,000 years ago (though not our subspecies).  Prehistoric animals included pygmy hippos, pygmy elephants, dwarf deer and giant mice. Remarkably, there have also been plausible though contested claims that footprints in rock in Crete were from a human relative 5.6 million years ago (which is not consistent with the conventional Out of Africa theory).

The Minoan civilisation was the earliest in Europe and lasted from 3500BC to 1100BC.  Crete was then taken over by the Mycenaeans and then the Dorians and became part of ancient Greek civilisation.  Rome conquered Crete in 69BC and it later became part of the Byzantine Empire.  The Arabs took over in 820 and established a piratical Emirate.  They built the town of Candia here which became the new capital of Crete and was later renamed Heraklion.  Byzantium took it back in 961 until the time of the Fourth Crusade in 1204 when the Venetians took over, after briefly contesting the island with the Genovese. 

The Ottomans took over in 1669 after laying siege to Candia for 21 years and the last Venetian outpost at Spinalonga fell in 1718.  Many Cretans participated in the Greek War of Independence from 1821 to 1829 but did not gain independence for Crete.  Despite many revolts, this did not happen until 1898, first as an independent state under the Ottomans (though occupied by the Great Powers) and Candia was remaned Heraklion at this time.  From 1908 it became part of Greece. 

The Moslem minority of Crete was repopulated to Turkey after the treaty of Lausanne in 1923.  Germany occupied Crete from 1941 to 1944 and there was fierce guerilla resistance from the locals.  There was civil war on Crete from 1947 to 1948, with an attempted Communist insurrection and the last two holdouts surrendered in 1974, 25 years after the last action on the mainland.

El Greco was from Crete (and from Candia) and Eleftherios Venezolos “Maker of Modern Greece”, the dominant Greek politician of the early 20th century, was also from Crete.

After breakfast and taking the preceding images, we headed off to the ancient Minoan city of Knossos (next post).

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Returning from Knossos, we left the rental car at the hotel and walked to the Museum of Archaeology (post after next).  On the way I paused at a couple of weathered doorways.

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We returned from the museum and later in the early evening went for a walk around the harbour.  These shells were for sale and Jools bought one.

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Fishing boats.

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Fishing nets.

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Fishing boats leading up to Koules Fortress (which was closed).

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This is in an area of Venetian dry docks and boat repairs.  The water was lapping in in those days.

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Later in the evening, a closer look at the mysterious old boat.  The name XAPAꓥAMΠOΠ may be a reference to Saint Charalampus, who lived during the reign of Septimus Severus.

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We were very fortunate that a band was playing Greek music in a park across from the hotel. I do not know the band’s name.  There was also a market at the same time.

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Thredbo Blues Festival 2022

Thredbo Blues Festival 2022 took place over three days and nights on a weekend at the end of January. Here is a selection of images, and links at the bottom to more….

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Darren Jack.

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Fran Liddle (Big Mama and the Hanged Man).

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Genevieve Chadwick (Genevieve Chadwick Trio).

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Ron King (Foreday Riders).

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Lloyd Spiegel.

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CJ Raggatt, wife, Brian O’Kelly, listening to Lloyd Speigel in the rain.

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Wes Harder (Kate Lush Band and Darren Jack Band).

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Kate Lush

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Steve Edmonds (Kate Lush Band and Steve Edmonds Trio).

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Simon Kinny-Lewis.

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Simon Kinny-Lewis Band.

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Jeremy Berg and Kane Denelly, 19 Twenty.

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George Rigatos, Michelle Van der Meer, Rosscoe Clark, Mike Rix and Alison Penney, Michelle Van Der Meer and the Midnight Ramblers.

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Marty Ferugia and Mike Raper, Ray Beadle & The Hi Tones.

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Ray Beadle & The Hi Tones.

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Rory Ellis.

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Adam Lang, Steve Edmonds Band.

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Tony Boyd,  Kate Lush Band.

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Craig Lyons and John Morris, Blues Preachers.

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Robert Susz, Continental Blues Party.

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Mike Elrington.

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CJ Raggatt, James Hauptman and John Tweed, C J Raggatt Band.

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Fiona Boyes.

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Phil Jenkins, Fiona Boyes Band.

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CC Hall, The Sun Bears.

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Dylan Harding, The Sun Bears.
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This, as usual, was a significant exercise.  I took 3,000 images and produced 400 colour images in individual band portfolios, and also 100 monochrome conversions.  I used Lightroom to select and catalogue images, including preliminary processing, and processed images in Capture One.

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There are many more images. On the Thredbo Blues Festival Page you will find links to images from the 2022 Festival, as well as thirteen previous festivals . These are mainly colour images.  Links for 2020 include top 100 images, top 30 images, selected monochromes and the 23 performers or bands.

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Thredbo 2022 images in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder).

There are now over 10,000 images linked to on this Blog for Live Music Festivals (mainly Blues Festivals).

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page

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Next post will be on Thira (Santorini).

Out of the Blues

Images from a small exhibition (of A3+ prints in an Album) prepared for Thredbo Blues Festival (which I’m about to attend as Official Photographer).

Next post was to have been the Agora in Athens and that will happen in one to three weeks…..

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Dutch Tilders

Rose Cottage, Canberra 2008.

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Pearl Noire

National Press Club, September 2010.

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Michael Hardy

Canberra Blues Society Christmas Party 2012,

Best Image, Australian Photographic Society Interstate Comp 2013.

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Ray Beadle

Thredbo Blues Festival 2011.

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Chris Wilson

Narooma Blues Festival 2009.

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Ian Moss

Sydney Blues Festival 2012.

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Darren Jack

Thredbo Blues Festival 2012.

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Genevieve Chadwick

Sydney Blues Festival 2012.

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Rory Ellis

Thredbo Blues Festival 2013.

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Pat Powell and Continental Robert Susz

Keller Jam, Thredbo Blues Festival 2013.

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Vito Portolesi

Thredbo Blues Festival 2013.

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Rick Estrin

Narooma Blues Festival 2014.

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Glen Cardier

Thredbo Blues Festival 2016.

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Simon Kinny-Lewis

Keller Jam, Thredbo Blues Festival 2013.

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Tony Boyd (Kate Lush Band)

Thredbo Blues Festival 2017.

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Kate Lush

Thredbo Blues Festival 2017.

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Michelle Van der Meer

Sydney Blues Festival 2016.

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Turner Brown Band

Blues on Broadbeach 2017.

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Tomcat Playground

Sydney Blues Festival 2016.

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Lloyd Spiegel

Sydney in Winter Blues Festival 2017.

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Liza Ohlback

Thredbo Blues Festival 2016.

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Rosscoe Clark

Sydney Blues and Roots Festival 2017.

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Nick Charles and Fiona Boyes

Keller Bar, Harmonie German Club, Canberra 2012.

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Foreday Riders

Sydney Blues Festival 2017.

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George Washingmachine, Phil and Trudy Edgeley

Thredbo Blues Festival 2016.

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Harry Brus

Thredbo Blues Festival 2019.

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Dillion James (on keyboards) and 8 Ball Aitken

Thredbo Blues Festival 2020.

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Leesa Gentz (and Julz Parker), Hussy Hicks

Thredbo Blues Festival 2019.

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Sun Bears

Austrian Club, Canberra 2021.

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John Gwilliam, 19 Twenty

Red White Amber and Blues Festival, Canberra 2019.

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Kane Denelly, 19 Twenty in Schuss Bar

Thredbo Blues Festival 2020.

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Michael David, Franchesca Appolis and Evelyn Duprai

Dancing in the Shadows

Thredbo Blues Festival 2019.

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George Rigatos

Thredbo Blues Festival 2020.

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Steve Edmonds

Red White Amber and Blues Festival, Canberra 2019.

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Claude Hay

Thredbo Blues Festival 2016.

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Ali Penney

Canberra Blues Society Christmas Party 2021.

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Live Music in Canberra in Times of COVID (Part 2)

December 2020 to February 2021, Canberra, ACT

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Continuing from the previous post….  Canberra has largely escaped COVID (so far at least).  It has never been mandatory to wear masks here and lockdown is a long tome ago.  There are few restrictions on live music now, though you have to be seated and not use a dance floor.  Other States have gone in and out of lockdown though, especially Victoria so interstate musicians were quite often unable to visit. This post is mainly of a couple of large events with many bands.  I have avoided including more than one image of each musician (over both posts) except where they appear as part of a band.

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On 20th December 2020, the Canberra Blues Society held its Christmas party, featuring Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides from Sydney.  It also included the monthly jam and there were six jamming bands.  This is Catherine Golden with Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides, who played both at the beginning and the end.

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Wayne Rigby (Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides).

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This is Ross Buchanan, with Jamming Band 1.

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Steve Hartnett (Jamming Band 1).

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John van Buuren (Jamming Band 2).

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Dave Jensen (Jamming Band 3).

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Leo Joseph (Jamming Band 3).

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Jeffro Martin (Jamming Band 4).

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Mimo (Jamming Band 4).

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Berno (Jamming Band 4).

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Johnny Huckle (Jamming Band 5).

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Juanita Cucinotta (Jamming Band 5).

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Calvin Welch (with Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides but playing here with Jamming Band 5).

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Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides is back up again at the end.  This is Bonnie Kay.

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Illya Szwec.

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The next big event was on 9th January, Bucky’s Birthday Bash.  This is Bucky (David Buckmaster) in an image from 2007.  The event has been held for many years and he played in last year’s event but he died of cancer last year, so the event continues in his honour.  There were six bands this year and P.J. O’Brien Band was supposed to be the climax but they were unable to attend due to a lockdown in New South Wales, so it was all local bands.

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Johnny Reynolds (Johnny Reynolds Band).

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Dave O’Neill (Rodeo Clowns).

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Chris Van Der Wielen and Dene Burton (Urban Drover).

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Mitch Preston (Chris Harland Blues Band).

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Chris Harland.

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Cam Hall (Sunbears, but playing here with Moondog).

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Dylan Harding ()Sunbears).

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Sunbears.

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Wiesse Wade (Sunbears).

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On 19th January there was a celebration of  Mitch Preston’s Birthday at Smith’s Alternative (now a venue; originally a bookshop).

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30th January.  Fiona Boyes, who lived in Canberra for some years, came up from Victoria.  This is Ali Penney accompanying for a track or two on the piano.

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Fiona Boyes.

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4th February.  Blues Roulette visited from Melbourne.  Organised by Ben Wicks, this is an array of eminent musicians that changes with each visit.  This is Jimi Hocking.

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James Southwell (Blues Roulette).

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Davo Fester (on drums; Blues Roulette).

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Jimi Hocking, James Southwell and Ben Wicks.

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5 February.  Pachamama at Gang Gang Cafe, Downer.

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Live Music in Canberra in Times of COVID (Part 1)

February to November 2020, Canberra, ACT

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I covered Thredbo Blues Festival in January 2020 and took some photographs at Goulburn Blues Festival in February. Then COVID hit and we went into lockdown.

Usually I cover Blues Festivals but not so much local bands because my processing methods are very time-intensive and three hours photographing may lead to three to five days on the computer, processing.  During the last year I had more time on my hands and no festivals for me for 2021, so I covered more local bands.  There will be two posts, this one and the next.

Altogether, since lockdown started last March, I have photographed eighteen events, 36 groups (including solo performers) and 153 people, though seven groups and 48 people are duplicated in different performances.  All performances are in Canberra but some of the musicians are from Sydney or Melbourne.

My selection may be somewhat arbitrary and I’m not trying to cover everyone but I have avoided putting anyone in twice.

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This is the Sisters and Brothers Community Choir playing upstairs at Beyond Q on the 29th February, just before we went into lockdown. Beyond Q was a wonderful second hand bookshop and a great music venue. They had had to change addresses due to a lease issue and just got organised at the new location. Sadly, they closed down due to COVID 19. From left to right there is Juanita Cucinotta, Juliet Reeve, Chris Cavanagh, Michelle Mannion, Julie Manley (my partner), Simon Daly, Don Dennes and Mary Bryden.

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It is now 7 June. We have been in lockdown for three months. This is the first gig I saw a notification for and must have been close to the first after lockdown. We are outside a small group of shops at Belconnen markets and in the open air because lockdown is just being slowly relaxed. Some of the shops appear to have been abandoned including the one in the background. This is DJ Gosper and Jeff Prime.

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It’s now a month later, 5th July, and indoor gigs are now allowed, albeit with limitations on seating and distancing. We are at the Artists’ Shed in Fyshwick. It may look as though we are way out in the country but that is just a backdrop. Dan Fernandes is playing solo as support.

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A couple of hours later, this is Bernie Keenan playing drums for Johnnie Reynolds Band.

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10th July and further liberalisation has allowed Shane Pacey to come down from Sydney and play solo at the Keller Bar in the Harmonie German Club. Shane usually plays with the Bondi Cigars or the Shane Pacey Trio.

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31st July and this is Frank Sultana (based in Kiama) playing in the Keller Bar at the Harmonie German Club. He has Grant DW Barnes (not shown) supporting him on harmonica on some tracks.

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8 August and this is Ana Key and the Underdogs playing at the Artists’ Shed in Fyshwick.  You can see the background in context here.

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Ole Nielsen.

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Ana Key.

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5th September and this is Milena Cifali launching her book Mallacoota Time at East Hotel, Kingston.  The event included book recitals, poetry recitals and musical performances.  While Milena and Jim were away in Queensland they were burnt out of their Mallacoota house in the huge fires of January 2020 and lost all their possessions and most of their birds.  Here, I am also in the photo, using a cable release to trigger the camera and fisheye lens.

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This is at a second book launch the next day at the Artists’ Shed in Fyshwick.  This is Peter Swain.

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Jim Horvath, Milena’s husband.

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2nd October and this is 19 Twenty at the Abbey.  John Gwilliam is on double bass.

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Syd Green.

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Kane Dennelly.

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19 Twenty.

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9th October and this is Paul Callan with Johnny Reynolds Band at the Austrian Club.

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Johnny Reynolds Band.

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15th October at the Basement, Belconnen.  Chris Harland Blues Band (setting up).  Restrictions were in place including that you need to stick to your seat, not visit other tables and no dancing on the dance floor.  Most of those restrictions are still in place but now you can mingle.

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Paul Leeder.

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Rick Milliband.

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Moondog was up next, playing solo.

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Owen Campbell was the final act for the night.

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It was a three-piece band, including Matt Nightingale on bass.

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27th November, this is Llara Weaver, part of Stella’s Way, at the Basement Belconnen.

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Stella’s Way.

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Next up was Ana Key and the Underdogs,  This is Stephen Deakin.

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Keith Joliffe.

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Last band for the night was Carnival Road.

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Not set up, this was just at the side of the stage.

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3rd December. Julian James, Keller Bar, Harmonie German Club.

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Thredbo Blues Festival 2020

Thredbo Blues Festival 2020 took place over three days and nights on a weekend at the end of January. Here is a selection of images, and links at the bottom to more….

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(Next I will resume with the Cuba & the Caribbean trip, with still a post or two to go on Santo Domingo.)

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Psycho Zydeco.

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Michelle Van Der Meer’s Midnight Ramblers.

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Tony Boyd (Michelle Van Der Meer’s Midnight Ramblers).\

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Shane Pacey (Shane Pacey Trio).

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Paul Blasi (Shane Pacey Trio).

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George Washingmachine (Blue Rinse).

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Ron King (Foreday Riders).

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Jeff King (Foreday Riders).

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Grace Hickey (Grace and Hugh).

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Greg Ohlback (Liza Ohlback Trio).

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Lloyd Gyi and C J Raggatt (CJ Raggatt).

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19 Twenty.

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Syd Green (19 Twenty).

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Kane Dennelly (19 Twenty).

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19 Twenty.

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Ray Beadle (Ray Beadle Band).

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Jack Purdon (Ray Beadle Band).

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Mike Raper (Ray Beadle Band).

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Corey Legge (Swamp Stompers).

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Steve Edmonds (Steve Edmonds Band).

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Sam Boyd (Dancing in the Shadows of Motown Review).

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Greg Carger and Jason Bruer (Dancing in the Shadows of Motown Review).

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Evelyn Duprai (and Franchesca Appolis) (Dancing in the Shadows of Motown Review).

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Franchesca Appolis and Kimi Tupaea (Dancing in the Shadows of Motown Review).

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Paula Baxter (Aretha Franklin Tribute).

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Aretha Franklin Tribute.

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8 Ball Aitken.

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Dillion James (8 Ball Aitken).

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Nik Downing (8 Ball Aitken).

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Dillion James and 8 Ball Aitken (8 Ball Aitken).

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Darren Jack (Tyrone Vaughan with Darren Jack Band).

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Rick Melick (Tyrone Vaughan with Darren Jack Band).

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Tyrone Vaughan with Darren Jack Band.

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A few technical notes for those who may be interested.  I was using some new equipment, a Nikon D850 (70% of shots) and a Sigma 135mm f1.8 (40% of images).  This combination allowed me to replace a 180mm f2.8 and a 105mm f2 with improved resolution and bokeh and greater capacity to crop.  I also have a Fuji system which is more portable but the Nikon system has advantages for resolution, autofocus and low light sensitivity.  I also processed all the images under stage light in Capture One for the first time, for greater control of colour and greater ease with masking and layers.

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There are many more images. On the Thredbo Blues Festival Page you will find links to images from the 2020 Festival, as well as thirteen previous festivals . Links for 2020 include top 100 images, top 30 images, selected monochromes and the 23 performers or bands. Others not mentioned above include Phil & Trudy Edgeley, Charlie Bedford Trio, Claude Hay, Harry Ashton Band, Jordan Thomas Band, Mike Elrington and Richard Perso.

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Thredbo 2020 images in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder). There are 367 images in all (excluding monochrome conversions).

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page.

Red White Amber and Blues Festival 2019

This is the first Blues Festival in Canberra for over twenty years, taking place over three days and nights on a weekend at the end of October. Here is a selection of images, and links at the bottom to more.

Under the performers, I’ve added YouTube links to their music.

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On Friday there were five performers, playing acoustic.

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James Southwell.

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Mark Easton.

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Geoff Achison.

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Lloyd Spiegel.

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Then it rained heavily, while Lloyd Spiegel was still playing.

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Phil Manning.

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There was eight bands on Saturday.

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Marji Curran, Marji Curran Band.

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John Gwilliam with 19-Twenty.

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Kane Denelly with 19-Twenty.

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Milena Barrett.

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Ali Penney, Ali Penney and the Moneymakers.

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James Southwell with James Southwell Band.

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Marshall and the Fro.

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Marshall and the Fro.

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Steve Edmonds, Steve Edmonds Band.

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Kevin Borich, Ken Borich Express.

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On Sunday, there was another seven bands.

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Rebecca Davey with Dreamboogie.

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Darren Jack.

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Sammy Owen, Sammy Owen Blues Band.

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Lachy Doley, Lachy Doley Group.

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Shane Pacey with Bondi Cigars.

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Bondi Cigars.

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Matt Taylor with Chain.

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Phil Manning, Chain.

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Dirk du Bois, Chain.

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John Creech with Russell Morris.

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Russell Morris.

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Russell Morris Band.

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There are many more images. On the Other Blues Festivals Page . you will find links to images from this Festival. Links include top 100 images, selected monochromes and one for each of the 20 bands.

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Red White Amber and Blues Festival 2019 images in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder). There are 362 images in all.

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page .

Cuba Monochromes 4 of 4 Last Days in Havana

1-12 September 2016, Havana, Cuba

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Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information and context). If an image does not have a link, the preceding one applies. (Click on any image to see it larger).

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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.

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 – 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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