August 4th was an expanded 1st Friday in Denver’s Sante Fe Art District. The street was closed and
lined with food trucks and entertainers. After checking in at The Gallery at Studio J and re-viewing our Cuba Exhibit (it is there thru the end of August), I wandered, camera in hand, looking for people and things of interest. What caught me tonight were the musicians and their instruments.
Some are into their thing, other’s, not so much.
Lee’s hands. When he stopped playing we had a nice conversation about photography.
The couple had asked me to take their picture and the inadvertent photo-bomber realized it at the last second. Caught ya!
Fastest fingers of the night.
Emelise seemed to be about 10 years old. Great repertoire and the largest crowds on the street.
Watching the viewers.
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La Habana Vieja
La Habana Vieja is the city-center (downtown) and one of the 15 municipalities (or boroughs) forming Havana, Cuba. It has the second highest population density in the city and contains the core of the original city of Havana. The positions of the original Havana city walls are the modern boundaries of Old Havana. (Source: Wikipedia).
I spent about 5 days in this area with Soul Road Trips this past March. What a trip! We also spent some time in the Viñales Valley, but that will be a separate post. Nine photographers led by 2 experienced Cuban travelers with knowledge of the city and its people helped make for an interesting trip. Thanks Jeff and Gary!
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Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tony and Jeff Johnson set for a cruise of Old Havana.
Our intrepid crew of photogs. Where is Bambi?
Street Art is everywhere.
Down a colorful side street.
Love to hear the stories of this one.
300+ year old banyan tree in a city park. Often viewed as sacred trees.
Cohibas via the backroom.
A man, his rooster and his dog. And a good cigar.
Across from our casa this young boy seemed to be waiting for a playmate one morning.
Skyline view from the rooftop of our casa.
Waiting for the supply depot to open.
Cannonballs at La Cabaña
Plaza de la Revolución. The vultures circling the tower are common. Hmm.
Afternoon in the park. We paid him for his image.
Multifunctional balconies are everywhere.
Boats in the river.
Four photogs on the right, marching down the road. Jesse on the left.
Panoramic sunset over Havana Harbor from La Cabaña
Case Particular – Out home away from home.
Waiting on supplies
Waiting on supplies.
It makes me think of road runner or a Little Tykes car
Our home away from home