096 - 19th February 2006 - Cuba Trinidad trip


Our first Casa Particulare in Old Havana


Our bathroom - Quick Showers - Limited Hot Water


Tree in Cienfuegos - Parque Jose Marti


The theater in Cienfuegos - Theatro Tomas Terry


Cienfuegos - Parque Jose Marti


The Government Building - Antiguo Ayuntamiento


Wedding in Progress - Cathedral de la Purisima Concepcion


Amazing Studebaker - We think it was the wedding car


Ceinfuegos High Street - Avenue 54


The High Street - Avenue 54


A crowd gathers for the Harley Davidson bikes


The view across the bay - Ensenada Marsillan


Lunchtime at the Club Cienfuegos


The view out to the bay


Boat in the bay


More of Cubas amazing scenery


Cuban Seaside on the way to Trinidad


More of Cuba


Cuban Pottery in progress


Old car at the Pottery Factory - No idea why


Pottery Light Fitting


Simon Bolivar Street in Trinidad


The first Theater in Trinidad - Rehearsal in Progress


The town Square at Trinidad - Plaza Mayor


Museo de la Lucha Contra Bandidos - 18th Century Church and Convent - The bell tower


Piro Guinart - A Street in Trinidad


Cubans on Ruben Martinez Street


Inside the Museo Historico


The Courtyard at the Museum


Chris in the Courtyard


Coat of Arms of the Revolution


Looking down on the courtyard from the tower - The Canteros Family owned this house originally


Another view of the bell tower


View from the top of the tower at the Museo Historico


Looking out over the Rooftops


View of the Plaza Mayor from the tower


Chris at the top of the tower - It was 90 degrees F in the sun


Looking out to the sea


Local wildlife


Shy Fountain


Posh House Interior - It was formerly a plantation house


The bedroom restored to how it was


Cuban One Man Band


Statue in Plaza Mayor


This tree was the site of the first Mass in Trinidad before anything had been built


Cuban Bar


Watching the world go by - A favourite Cuban Pasttime


Chris at the Valle de los Ingenios


An incredible view over the valley - The site of the most sugar estates


More of the Valley


More of the Valley


There are 80 different types of Palm in Cuba - The Royal Palm is the most common


More of the Valley


View from the top of a slave watch tower at the Manca Iznaga Estate - 45 meters high


Old sugar boiling cauldrons


The tower itself - Over 120 rickety steps to reach the top


The Casa Hacienda - Colonial Mansion where the family stayed - Currently a restaurant


Sugar Grinding Device


A Dog watching the world go by in Sancti Spiritus


Modern Art


The only bridge in Cuba with arches - Everything else is square or triangular - Puente Yayabo - Built 1825


Ornate Street Signs


Chillis at the Market


An arty version of the shot


Rice and Beans for sale


Chopping a Coconut - Cuban Style


Lounging at the Market


I have no idea - But it was very colourful - They also sold soap - Maybe it's organic shampoo?


We also have no idea about this - His statue was right in the middle of the street with no explanation


Band in the Plaza Serafin Sanchez


Hostal Del Rijo - Our accomodation for the night


Cuban outside the hotel


The Hostal was originally the home of a doctor who treated the towns poor for free. He was murdered by his rivals for poaching their patients,


Santa Clara - The bulldozer used to tear up the railway - the act that led to the flight of Batiste and Castro marching into Havana


The remnants of the train - Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado


The monument


Parque Vidal


Parque Vidal


A sign being put in place


The Teatro la Caridad


Cuban kids taking a ride on a goat led cart


More of the park


Cuban Adults taking a ride on a horse led cart


The Che Guevara Memorial and Museum


The Plaza de la Revolution at Santa Clara


More of the Plaza


This depicts Guevara's march from the Sierra Maestra to Santa Clara and the decisive victory over Batistas troops


The Statue of Che Guevara - Below him it reads Ever Onwards to Victory - The Catchphrase of the Revolution


Cuban Service Station


Sunset back in Havana