Thursday, November 29, 2007

Everything gets...repaired

No matter what it is most items don't get thrown out they get an economical model such as is Cuba's...everything has value. Cubans are meticulous about taking care of the few items that they possess.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Che oversees the Ruins of La Habana

Anywhere you go in Cuba you'll see this image of Che Guevara in most homes, artwork, key chains. Capitalism runs amok in Cuba...and Che rolling wherever he might be. As I walked through this building...many parts of it have already collapsed...buildings that in many parts of the world would be condemned and destroyed...for lack of housing many Cubans have little choice but to live in ruins.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Street Portrait 1

Taken at the corner of Neptuno and Galiano...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pinar Del Rio-Train Station

I find place that people meet fascinating and train stations are just that...
Waiting in Cuba is a national'll see lines everywhere. Cubans are very patient and waiting is a way of life.
They are waiting for a lot of "cambio".

Monday, November 12, 2007

Cubana in La Habana

In La Habana it's commonplace to see or better yet hear a man whisper a "piropo" as a woman walks by him.

"If beauty were a sin, you’d never be forgiven."

"I’m now sure there is a heaven because I’ve seen an angel."

"Oh! If you could cook like you walk, I want to eat scraps!"

"So many curves, and me without brakes."

Pi-ro-po \pi-‘ro-po\n. pl-pos [Sp. Piropear]1. An amorous compliment 2: A flirtatious remark.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

They say there are ghost in La Habana...

Taken with a long exposure and as luck would have it, someone started walking through while the exposure was being taken...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"We Must Be Soldiers Of The Economy"

All over Cuba, you'll see signs exorting Cubans to greater ideals, better times ahead...that all is well...I think the only ones that read these are the foreigners that visit Cuba.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Un hombre y un Pala

Taken in the Plaza Vieja during it's renovation...