Havana Street Art 3

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – with my colleague Debbie

All these photos are from my second day (of a one-week photo workshop) in Havana in the Central Havana neighbourhood in February 2016.

Previous street art posts can be seen here and here.

If it’s not obvious, the next picture was taken looking straight down at the edge of a sidewalk where it met the street, and the cigarette butts and dirt and garbage that had collected there.

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – For those who don’t read Spanish it says: “Made in Cuba”

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – Street name.

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – Any Spanish translators reading this?

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – I think seats for these chairs got taken into the houses so they a) didn’t get wet, b) didn’t get stolen or c) they could be used inside too(?) 

Cuban Photo Show in Charlottetown

What and Who: See and hear four perspectives on the February 2016 Havana Photo Workshop attended by members of the PEI Photography Club. Each will present 20 minutes of their photos.

Where: Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) 10 Northridge Pkwy, Charlottetown.   When: Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 pm    Why: Great photos for a cover charge of only $2.00

Sancho Panza and his mule, Obispo Street, Old Havana

Sancho Panza and his mule (rusty Dusty?), near Obispo Street, Old Havana

The Sancho Panza name is used for a cigar brand originating in Cuba in 1852.  This picture will not be in my slideshow!

Manhattan Monday 16 Wedding Shoot

Cool Jazz

Cool Jazz

It was a hot day. These young musicians were offering some cool and easy jazz to park-goers on the west side of Central Park, next to what is identified simply as “The Lake.” You could rent rowboats (somewhere) and it was a laid-back scene.

Until…..

Central Park by The Lake: Bridal Gown Photo Shoot

Central Park by The Lake: Bridal Gown Photo Shoot

Centre of attention.

Centre of attention.

It took about two minutes for the photo party to breeze through on the path. When they were gone, we went back to listening to the music (and taking pictures.)

Commotion over. Back to listening to the music.

Commotion over. Back to listening to the music.

Tourists at Ayutthaya, Thailand

Tourists take photos. Bunty takes photos of photographers.

Tourists take photos. Bunty takes photos of photographers.

Tourists stand in the shade to get information.  Bunty takes their photo instead of listening.

Tourists stand in the shade to get information. Bunty takes their photo instead of listening.

Behind every photographer is a patient partner.

Behind every photographer is a patient partner.

The best description of Ayutthaya is offered by UNESCO. More of the photos of my visit are in the post immediately previous to this one.

Ayutthaya-1-8

Ayutthaya-1-7

More of Thailand to come….

Evergreen Brickworks Snow

It had just started to snow when I was shown the small, cozy skating rink.

It had just started to snow when I was shown the small, cozy skating rink.

While we were at the Brickworks: looking around, buying supper ingredients at the Farmers’ Market, buying ABEEGO wraps at the shop, having coffee and having lunch, it snowed about three inches!

Toronto Brickworks

Some of the outdoor art installations.  And the abandoned patio.

Some of the outdoor art installations. And the abandoned patio.

VA are the first two letters in Valley, i.e. the Don Valley Brickworks.

VA are the first two letters in Valley, i.e. the Don Valley Brickworks.

And as we left you could hardly see the buildings on the other side of the Don Valley.

The Don Valley

The Don Valley. Good thing the car had new snow tires!

Chen Corridors

A simply framed bit of garden.

A simply framed bit of garden.

Inside the Chen Ancestral temple corridors criss-crossed the space and surrounded an interior courtyard. At the back was a sculpture garden. The various rooms contained museum artifacts and art (next post.)

See the drinks dispenser at the end of the corridor?

See the drinks dispenser at the end of the corridor?

See the drinks dispenser at the end of the corridor?

Ruining the look of the back garden (and I don't mean the neighbours!)

Ruining the look of the back garden (and I don’t mean the neighbours!)

Hemmed in on all sides.

Hemmed in on all sides.

Also in the back garden, this charming sculpture:

This statue is modern

This statue is modern.

The walkway was never devoid of people, but by now the weeklong celebration of the founding of the People’s Republic was over and there were fewer local tourists.

A walkway around the interior courtyard.

A walkway around the interior courtyard.

A walkway around the interior courtyard.

A walkway around the interior courtyard.

When preparing this post, I was surprised that I hadn’t taken photos of bicycles for several days. To remedy that, I offer this.

 

A back corridor.

A back corridor.

Next Chinese Post: Art from the Chen Family Ancestral Hall.

iPad Thai

Weekly photo challenge: Extra, extra

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012

 

Extra, Extra!  This photo would be a mere snapshot without the colour of the iPad cover.   I entered it in the category ORANGE in our local photo show where people who looked closely ‘got it’ but where it wasn’t special enough to win a prize.

Water Buffalo

Whenever someone saw water buffalo, a buzz went round the boat.

Fish pens and water buffalo.

Fish pens and water buffalo.

Taking one's water buffalo for a walk, a drink, and a swim.

Taking one’s water buffalo for a walk, a drink, and a swim.

 

Through the wheelhouse window. I was on the port side of the boat, the water buffalo on the starboard.

Through the wheelhouse window. I was on the port side of the boat, the water buffalo on the starboard.

Later in the morning we visited a village where a farmer offered us a close look at his animal.

For a donation, he'd let you take a photo. My donation, my photo.

For a donation, he’d let you take a photo. My donation, my photo.

For a donation, he'd let you take a photo. Someone else's donation, my photo.

For a donation, he’d let you take a photo. Someone else’s donation, my photo.

Next post: a Li River village decked out for tourists.

People Rule!

As part of a tour of China, where the People’s Republic has a hand in the itinerary, we tourists get taken to People’s monuments. In Chongqing we were dropped off in People’s Square just in front of the Hall of the People.

I believe you had to pay to get in. Not part of the tour....

I believe you had to pay to get in. Not part of the tour….

Across the Square is the Three Gorges Museum – visible behind the arch –  which was not part of our visit. But we wandered up and down the plaza…turned loose with very little explanation other than the time we were to return to the bus.

Wet, but the rain had stopped. An immense plaza .

Wet, but the rain had stopped. An immense plaza looking down from the Hall.

The plaza looking towards the Hall of the People.

The plaza looking back towards the Hall of the People.

And an even longer view of the plaza.

Mom, in her heels, can’t keep up!

The chap in the yellow shirt was our wonderful tour guide.

The chap with the yellow jacket around his waist was our wonderful tour guide.

No idea who this is or what it represents. No English translation.

No idea who this is or what it represents. No English translation.

Street Photography in Fengdu China – kids

The parents were teaching the boy to say a prayer.  He wasn't sure what he was being asked to do.

The parents were teaching the boy to say a prayer. He wasn’t sure what he was being asked to do.

She's done this before!

She’s done this before!

Did you know that when you look at the pictures you've taken in the back screen it's called 'chimping?'

Did you know that when you look at the pictures you’ve taken in the back screen it’s called ‘chimping?’

I love this photo even better than the one I was trying to get of them posing all over the statue before an official chased them off

I love this photo even better than the one I was trying to get of them posing all over the statue before an official chased them off.

The sweet young thing was waiting for the boys to get off so a parent could get a photo.  Perhaps it was the parent who chased the boys away?

The sweet young thing was waiting for the boys to get off so a parent could get a photo. Perhaps it was the parent who chased the boys away?

Next post: one last comment on Fengdu.