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

Cuban Cars in Black and White

A line of taxis parading up Calle Neptuno on their Central Havana circuit.

Havana Cuba Day 1 - and one of the first pictures I took after stepping out from our B&B

Havana Cuba Day 1 – and one of the first pictures I took after stepping out from our B&B

The front of the car with its driver is featured in the post on green Cuban cars.

Cuba Day 2 - Taxi service, Central Havana.

Cuba Day 2 – Taxi service, Central Havana.

Love this photo….

Cuba Day 2 - Somewhere in Central Havana

Cuba Day 2 – Somewhere in Central Havana

A different photo of the same car was included in the Green car post.

Cuba Day 2 - Gangsta car!

Cuba Day 2 – Gangsta car!

This is the same photo which headlines the Car Details post from a week ago.

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2

Athabaska Falls 3 – Rainbows

Eventually we made it around to the other side of the top of Athabaska Falls and to the concrete viewing platforms – where the noise was deafening. (Previous posts on the falls can be found here and here.)

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park in Black and White

There were rainbows created by the constant spray.  These shots aren’t great, but I had to try.

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls Rainbow, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls Rainbow, Jasper National Park

Stray trees wash up on the rocks, with a background of Rocky Mountains, conifers and blue sky.

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

The last post on the falls will be next Monday.

Cuban Two-Tone Cars Take Two

Since we looked at two-toned cars in my post last Thursday –  here are a few more.  I wonder if this colour trend will make a comeback in my lifetime.

Most of the cars below are taxis on their regular circuit up Calle Neptuno.  Taken from a balcony.

Havana Cuba Day 1 - taken at dusk. You can see the reflection of the sunset bouncing off the pavement in front of the first car.

Havana Cuba Day 1 – taken at dusk. You can see the reflection of the sunset bouncing off the pavement in front of the first car.

Havana Cuba Day 1 - Also taken at dusk from the balcony of our B&B on Calle Neptune.

Havana Cuba Day 1 – Also taken at dusk from the balcony of our B&B on Calle Neptuno.

Havana Cuba Day 1 - Central Havana at dusk.

Havana Cuba Day 1 – Central Havana at dusk.

Cuban is nothing if not colourful, but sometimes the variety and intensity of the colour is overwhelming. Like not being able to see the forest for the trees.

Cuba Day 3 - This car was red and white an the building in the background was blue and one guy was wearing purple....

Cuba Day 3 – This car was red and white and the building in the background was blue and one guy was wearing purple….

The photo below was the last one I took after a long tiring morning and mid afternoon of shooting and it was one of my favourites from the day.

This car was purple and white but the surrounding colours were distracting. I love it in B+W

This car was purple and white but the surrounding colours were distracting. I love it in B+W

Manhattan Monday 42 – Fashions

New York City

I wasn’t looking at what folks were wearing but these five young women caught my eye.

Rear View.

Rear View.

 

She'd be right at home with that plaid shirt in my neck of the woods.

She’d be right at home in my neck of the woods with that plaid shirt.

 

 

 

Working girl. Not THAT kind of working girl.

Working girl. Not THAT kind of working girl.

 

Medium Brown Bag

Medium Brown Bag

All photos taken September 9 or 10, 2014.

Manhattan Monday 38 – Wild Edibles

We did stop to eat when in Manhattan!

Wild Edibles on 3rd Avenue New York City

Wild Edibles on 3rd Avenue New York City

In fact we’ve been to Wild Edibles twice – once in 2015 and once in 2014. We ate at their old location on 3rd Avenue near East 35th Street which, according to Yelp, is now closed. They also have a seafood market and a wholesaler and, according to the web site, a new restaurant location, but with a rather different menu.

Coming, as we do, from Atlantic Canada, with fish and shellfish fresh and readily available, we don’t often go to fish restaurants when we travel. They just don’t stack up.

I had sardines for an appetizer – something I had not eaten for years.

Sardine starter, Wild Edibles, New York City

Sardine starter, Wild Edibles, New York City

We split a larger fish for our main course but I’m ashamed to say I don’t remember what it was. Sea bass?

One fish, half gone.

One fish, half gone.