Many Faces of Cuba – Cuba – Debbie's Carribean Reviews Forums

steveyyz 2016-09-25 00:37:54 UTC #29

steveyyz 2016-09-25 00:38:30 UTC #30

Admin 2016-09-25 03:53:30 UTC #31

AMAZING @steveyyz My favorite photo is

O no wait there is this one too:

WOW

Admin 2016-10-01 19:19:26 UTC #32

Entertainment in Playa Blanca Hotel Cayo Largo:

Lady working in Havana:

This guy wanted to be in this photo Baracoa Cuba:

honda1 2016-10-26 05:51:39 UTC #33

Awesome photos. I met the cigar lady once too, she feisty!

BobMichaels 2016-11-21 16:12:42 UTC #34

Young girls cooling off in the summer outside their home in Banao, a small agricultural town, in Sancti Spiritus province. Their mother smiled when I walked into their yard and began photographing them then went back to washing dishes in the window.

Admin 2016-11-27 17:01:11 UTC #35

Something’s cooking:

BobMichaels 2016-12-02 14:59:49 UTC #36

97 year old farmer in Vinales. He caught the baby pig by hand when I asked him to do so for a photo.

Admin 2016-12-02 15:25:47 UTC #37

@BobMichaels Amazing photo!!!

BobMichaels 2016-12-02 16:19:48 UTC #38

He may be 97 but he is Cuban and still a horny old bastard. Last year I took my sister to meet him. While photographing the two of them side by side, she said he was feeling her ass.

BobMichaels 2016-12-02 16:29:48 UTC #39

Maternity house in Vinales. Too many visit Vinales but only visit tobacco farms, caves, valleys and mogotes. They miss the best part of Vinales which is the local people.

BobMichaels 2016-12-02 17:01:00 UTC #40

Local who lives in the old sugar cane cutter housing in Guaro, a small town in Holguin province. He was thrilled when I brought him a print of his photo a few months later. That is not Havana Club in the bottle, it is a local brewed rum sold as draught to those who bring their own bottles.

griz 2016-12-02 23:08:05 UTC #41

Thank you for posting these Bob. Wonderful photos! And thank you to all of the contributors to this thread.

Admin 2016-12-03 17:57:17 UTC #42

Some Cubans like fishing:

Some don’t:

Admin 2016-12-21 01:24:04 UTC #43

Many faces pass by Malecon Havana:

BobMichaels 2016-12-22 02:29:38 UTC #44

Dancers in the parade which opens the monthly “day of culture” called “Macausan” in Cueto, Holguin. Macausa, a local resident, was the life long girlfriend of Compay Segundo, leader of the Buena Vista Social Club.

BobMichaels 2016-12-22 15:30:39 UTC #45

I have known Sanchez as an accomplished classic guitar player, poet, and overall great guy for a while. Here he is getting ready to go on stage for Fidel’s 90th birthday celebration.

Then one day I met him walking down the street carrying his old military uniform. He had never mentioned that he was one of the clandestinos fighting while Fidel and Raul were in Mexico buying the Granma, or that he was one of Raul’s commanders in the Second Front, or that he was one of Fidel’s commanders at Bay of Pigs, or that he was a commander in Angola. The simple medal with the number 1 on his right breast indicates his inclusion in the exclusive “First Order”, those who have fought in all of Cuba’s military conflicts.

Admin 2016-12-24 14:58:46 UTC #46

Kids playing football / soccer in Havana, Cuba:

BobMichaels 2016-12-25 15:59:24 UTC #47

Vera, a Santera priestess, leading the celebration of San Lazaro in Guaro, a small town in Holguin province. The celebration went from midnight to the following afternoon.

I had the honor, being a foreigner, of being the first to drink some rum, share a cigar, and dance with Vera. Fortunately I know enough about Santeria tradition to not embarrass myself although there were a few moments where others had a good laugh at my expense. I have always found Santeria to be warm and welcoming to those who show respect.

Many animals were offered to San Lazaro. Santeria is a very practical religion. Goat’s heads, skin, and feet were placed on the altar while the meat is roasted and eaten in San Lazaro’s honor.

Spunky 2016-12-26 14:06:30 UTC #48

Nice to be invited to the ceremony, Bob. I expect Vera isn’t wearing white because it would be hard to keep clean here?

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