|Tranquil morning from the rear deck of the La Perla Hotel, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Cienfuegos Bay in the background. La Perla is a wing of the nearby Hotel Jagua. Photo: Tom Shess|
Editor’s note: On a daily basis from June 1 thru June 30, 2015 Pillar to Post online magazine is featuring articles, photos and insights resulting from a recent group tour, an adventure we dubbed: the April 23 Brigade’s Tour of Cuba 2015.
FONE / FOTO / FOLIO By Tom Shess, April 2015
This collection of snapshots--while in Cuba--was taken on the run. Our tour group kept a brisk pace led by our intrepid Gate 1 Travel Guides, Norkis (last names optional in Cuba) and Daniel Guzman. Finding a second to frame and focus a photo was catch as catch can. And, of course that's always part of the fun.
|Alleyway, Trinidad, Cuba.|
|Mid-town in Havana, Cuba|
|Old guest house at Hemingway's Estate in the San Francisco de Paul neighborhood, Southeast Havana|
|Sugar cane fields next to a road between Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Cuba|
|Bay of Pigs landing site on the Caribbean in the village of Playa Giron that is now a popular beach next to the Hotel Playa Giron.|
|Bay of Pigs Invasion Museum, Playa Giron, Cuba|
|Alley way behind Hostel Enrique in Playa Larga at the northeast end of Bay of Pigs. Caribbean Sea is one block to the right.|
|Moody morning on the West side of Cienfuegos|
|What used to be an American owned sugar plantation in the late 19th century is now an internationally acclaimed botanical garden near Cienfuegos. Nice in the shade. |
Tropical sun on this day pushed the temperature above100F.