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.

Havana Street Portraits – Young Adults

On Callejon de Hamel

Taking a break from working in a food outlet across the street from a busy Central Havana market.

Taking a break from working in a food outlet across the street from a busy Central Havana market.

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Central Havana - Peace Bro

Central Havana – Peace Bro

Not a happy subject?

Better now!

More WiFi users in Havana. 

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

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…

Upside down

In response to Word Press’s Photo Challenge for August 28: ‘From Every Angle

When you have a seven-year-old grand daughter who never keeps still, she provides all the angles.


It was a short visit this week, but my muse and her siblings provided lots of photo opportunities. That’s her brother in the third photo.

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Manhattan Monday 15

Shh…Pretend it isn’t Wednesday.  Life has been crazy lately.

Still along the Hudson River walkway at supper time in early June.  The elevated highway can be seen in the background.

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

It wasn’t clear who had created this installation or any of the others along The Hudson River Greenway. In fact one was still in the process of being installed further along.

I guess these are the folks who have brought us the sculptures found along this stretch of the Parkway.

I guess these are the folks who have brought us the art in the park!

Looking west to New Jersey.

Looking west to New Jersey.