Even in the modern world, it's always interesting how the people vary from place to place, even in cities quite close to each other. Naturally Cuba, being a Latin America country with a history quite distinct from that of Mexico, had me looking at everyone and enjoying the variety.
The cats are just because I think we wound up with a bunch of cat pictures.
Thanks, LaGatta -- I am quite fond of that picture! We did buy some produce here and there, but nothing from that stand as I remember.
Thank you, Tod! In the past couple of years I've noted the fad for oversized watches for women in the US and probably other places. But in Cuba, it was the men who wore great big watches, the golder the better. In scrolling down the page again, I see that my little friend Ali (in the school uniform) must be a lefty -- maybe or maybe not in the political sense, but in handedness.
Bixa, you don't just take photos of people, you steal their souls. The intensity of some of the moments you have frozen in time is more than just point and shoot, more like an essay on them. Kerouac, you have an eye for the whimsy and catching your subjects off guard.
These are my favourites
Girl snacking, looking out window...#4 Kerouac's Big Mama with cigar... reply 2 #3 Golden girl...rep 3 #3 Three girls...rep 5 #1 Export office... rep 5 #5 Old lady in blue... rep 8 #5 Phones!... rep 9 #1 Couple at window...rep 10 #1 Lost teeth... rep 10 #3 Toy peddler...rep 10 #7 Any fleas, bro?...rep 14 #2 Waiting for Joe...rep 14 #4 Contrast in style...17 #8 Hot in Havana...rep 20 # 1
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]