Cuban Portraits – Women

A clerk working on the most touristy street in Old Havana. 

I have a whole series of laundry-on-balcony pictures, but this lady didn’t have any laundry.

A lunch counter in Central Havana.

A woman selling flowers, candles and cigars.

A fashion statement on Callejon de Hamel on our Sunday visit to that street.

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Student Faces in Havana

Future Model!!! Central Havana February 2016

Future Model!!  Central Havana  – February 2016

This cheerful young lady stopped briefly to have her picture taken and moved on to meet her friends. In the first photo she is framed by two of our photo workshop party.

Future Model!!! Central Havana February 2016

Future model? – Central Havana February 2016

The Model's friends!

Meeting her friends and one suspicious adult.   Central Havana February 2016

Social media, when you can get it, is important to the student generation. At the Wifi in the park near our bed and breakfast (casa particular) the other users were also mostly young.

Must be a Wifi zone nearby!

I love the contrast in generations.

Must be a Wifi zone nearby!

Must be a Wifi zone nearby!

Cuban Faces in Black and White #2

Cuban children wear uniforms to school. It was mid-morning when this picture was taken in Old Havana. Havana Cuba Day 1

Cuban children wear uniforms to school. It was mid-morning when this picture was taken in Old Havana. Havana –  Cuba Day 1

On Callejon Hamel.

On Callejon Hamel.

Central Havana February 2016

Central Havana February 2016. A tourist on Callejon Hamel.

Taken from our balcony on Calle Neptuno. Central Havana February 2016

Taken from our balcony on Calle Neptuno. Central Havana February 2016

Taken from our balcony on Calle Neptuno. Central Havana February 2016

Taken from our balcony on Calle Neptuno. Central Havana February 2016

On a tobacco farm (finca) in Vinales, Cuba

On a tobacco farm (finca) in Vinales, Cuba

Electric no more

Bits and pieces.

Bits and pieces.

I have not had my camera out for months so went down a nearby road to relearn the controls. Lots of downed fencing…thanks to snow plows and neglect. The first four photos are around a field that hasn’t held cattle for several years.

Tangled in the fencing Ross Road, Vernon Bridge mid-April

Tangled in the fencing: Ross Road, Vernon Bridge, mid-April

Knocked over by a plow; Ross Road, Vernon Bridge.

Knocked over by a plow; Ross Road, Vernon Bridge.

End of the line. Vernon Bridge mid-April

End of the line. Ross Road, Vernon Bridge,mid-April

The last one is at the corner of a horse paddock where they intentionally dropped the wires for the winter and will put them back up when they bring the horses back from their winter barn.

A place to park your recycling - Vernon Bridge mid-April

A place to park your recycling – Vernon Bridge mid-April

I’ll be taking a two month break from Wordpress, except for a few pre-scheduled posts about Cuba.  I will also take a break from looking and commenting on other people’s blogs. We’ll be on vacation, attending a graduation, and doing some major downsizing and work around our house.  Thanks to all my followers and friends. I will be back.

Cuban Seniors #2

Just in case you’re confused, this is house #631!  

Well maybe they’re not seniors, but he does have gray hair!

As does this man, walking down Calle Neptuno under our balcony.

At the corner of Calle Neptuno and Calle Campanario, Central Havana

At the corner of Calle Neptuno and Calle Campanario, Central Havana

Havana Cuba Day 1 – Just look at the trim on these houses!

Cuba Day 2 – A willing subject

Prosit! – Central Havana February 2016