Cuban Portraits (part II)

Having posted a blog of Cuban photographs previously and a philosophical Portrait Reflections in Cuba, I now have some further observations of this small, bustling, exciting, busy, frenetic and very visual country.

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Trinidad Street Scene III;  © Ian Poole, 2014.

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Trinidad Street Scene I;    © Ian Poole, 2014.

Founded in 1514, the town of Trinidad has the feel of a medieval European village dropped into the humidity of the tropics.

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Trinidad Scene II; © Ian Poole, 2014.

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Fence, Flowers and Man; © Ian Poole, Trinidad, 2014.

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Manaca-Iznaga Tower; © Ian Poole, 2014.

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The Rider, The Cobbles, and The Blue; © Ian Poole, Trinidad, 2014.

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, the cobble-stoned streets and the bright multi-coloured houses are presented in a style that hasn’t changed in centuries. Whilst tobacco is now the prominent agricultural product, Trinidad was built on the sugar trade.

Discovering a back street where children were being led through dancing lessons in preparation for a local street parade late one afternoon was just a delight.  The infectious joy on the faces of the children was a sight to behold.

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© Ian Poole, Trinidad, 2014.

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© Ian Poole, Trinidad, 2014.

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Street Scene, Trinidad IV; © Ian Poole, 2014.

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Street Scene, Trinidad V; © Ian Poole, 2014.

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© Ian Poole, Trinidad, 2014.

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 © Ian Poole, Trinidad, 2014.

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