Photographer's Note

Calle Santa Ana (St. Ann street) in Trinidad, going to the church of Santa Ana. I bit out of the main tourist route. as most of the streets in old Trinidad, paved with cobblestones. Trinidad is Cuba’s sparkling jewel. The clip clop of the horses hooves on the cobblestone streets almost immediately makes you realise you are suddenly in a place where time has stood still. Some of these same cobble stones were used for the ballast in the ships that brought the original slaves out from Africa centuries ago. Liberally sprinkle each street with an assortment of colourful vintage American cars, ugly soviet made vehicles, bicycle taxis, horse pulling carts, tractors, fruit stalls, dogs and chickens. Overlay this with the accompanying smells and cacophony of sounds it all produces and then you have some idea of the mosaic that makes up the city of Trinidad.
For the locals, you will always find them peering out from behind the elaborate wrought iron bars which cover the tall front bay windows. Sitting in old wooden rocking chairs watching the TV in the front rooms of their Casa’s, they still have the door wide open with one eye watching what or whom is passing by outside.

Luciano will recognize this street for sure. :)
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12534 W: 133 N: 32296] (148883)
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