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 Seniors

Lunch in the park, Old Havana, on my first half day in Cuba.

Lunch in the park, Old Havana, on my first half day in Cuba.

Having started a series of posts of Cuban people, now I jump from children to older folks.

Havana Cuba Day 1 – I think this man might have been a visitor!

Leisure in Central Havana February 2016

Leisure in Central Havana February 2016

Cuba Day 2 - with a much loved and obedient dog.

Cuba Day 2 – with a much loved and obedient dog.

Cuba Day 2 - with a much loved and obedient dog.

Cuba Day 2 – with a much loved and obedient dog.

More seniors next week.

Young Cuban Faces #2

Cuba Day 2 - Who are these white women with their big cameras?

Cuba Day 2 – Who are these white women with their big cameras?

It was my colleague who charmed him into the big smile.

Cuba Day 2 - Shy but charming.

Cuba Day 2 – Shy but charming.

I didn’t look for shots of children – and they were largely in school when we prowled around Central Havana. These next two shots were taken on the Sunday when we went to hear Afro-Cuban music on Callejon de Hamel.

Twins on Callejon de Hamel

Twins on Callejon de Hamel

A willing subject on Callejon de Hamel

A willing subject on Callejon de Hamel

It was fairly late in the afternoon when we walked down this street; children were home from school and playing soccer.

Duelling Cameras: another photo workshop group!

Duelling Cameras: another photo workshop group!

Young Cuban Faces

Central Havana February 2016 - Safe behind her wall.

Central Havana February 2016 – Safe behind her wall.

People throughout Havana were more than willing to have their photos taken or to have photos of their family or children taken. This post is the first in a series of people shots.

Central Havana February 2016 - Dad wasn't so sure about the photograph.

Central Havana February 2016 – Dad wasn’t so sure about the photograph.

Central Havana February 2016

Babe in arms - Central Havana February 2016

Babe in arms – Central Havana February 2016

No, mister, don't tell him to look at the camera.

No, mister, don’t tell him to look at the camera.

Somewhat older children next week…

Last visit to Havana’s Cemetery

Cuba Day 3

It was very restful, spending a half day in the nearly-deserted Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón away from the noise and bustle of Havana and the constant contact with my fellow photographers. We each went our separate ways within the cemetery and I didn’t see any of them again until just before it was time to gather at the front gate.

 

One of the cemetery workers, looking exhausted.

One of the cemetery workers, looking exhausted.

A sense of calm.

A sense of calm.

A resting place.

A resting place.

This is the last in a series of six Thursday posts on this cemetery.

Tributes to the fallen

Of all the grave sites in the Christopher Columbus Cemetery in Havana, the one to Amelia Goyri is the most visited and revered. An article in the Toronto Star explains why.

To Amelia Goyri are attributed many miracles which occurred after her death. Each of these tablets is a tribute of thanks to her.

To Amelia Goyri are attributed many miracles which occurred after her death. Each of these tablets is a tribute of thanks to her.

A colourful memorial.

A colourful memorial.

I believe this to be a communal or family plot, with each small plaque in memory of a different individual.

I believe this to be a communal or family plot, with each small plaque in memory of a different individual.

Unnamed, but numbered.

Unnamed, but numbered.

Two tiny floral tributes.

Two tiny floral tributes.

This is the fifth in a series of six posts about Cementerio de Cristobal Colón.