Tag Archives: Caribbean

The Edificio López Serrano Apartments in Havana, Cuba

I have always appreciated an aesthetically pleasing building and my appreciation of Art Deco was heightened when I visited Miami in the early 2000s. Although I don’t exactly go out of my way to spot certain buildings, if they happen to be located where I find myself I will go out of my way to […]

Wordless Wednesday – Goat Drawn Transport, Bayamo, Cuba

Malecon, Havana, Cuba

Wordless Wednesday – Sunset, Havana, Cuba

The Varieties of Road Transportation of Cuba

Classic American Cars Think of Cuba and Havana or Trinidad in particular and you will probably think of classic American cars. The types of gas guzzlers that you saw in the movies transporting Peggy Sue to the drive-in or turning evil and crushing its victims (Stephen King’s Christine). Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Fords, Plymouths, Mercurys and Lincolns […]

Cuba Revisited – My January 2017 Tour

It is now unbelievably four years since a wonderful tour of Cuba that I did with Mrs Wilbur (she had a milestone birthday whilst there) and our good friend and my regular travel buddy Hamish. 2017 Things seemed to be changing in 2017. Barack Obama had forged new relations between the traditional adversaries. Cruise ships […]

Santiago de Cuba Cathedral

Friday Photo – Santiago de Cuba Cathedral

Santiago is Cuba’s second city and was the centre of attention following the Revolution, as it was here that Fidel Castro announced that they had won the power struggle, in front of enthusiastic crowds. The cathedral dominates the main square where Castro made his proclamation and is a fine example of colonial Spanish architecture.

Thursday Bird #16 – Great Egret, Cuba

I snapped this bird whilst visiting a cocoa plantation near Baracoa in Cuba.

OLD TOWN HAVANA, CUBA

Wordless Wednesday – Dress to Impress, Havana

Thursday Bird #15 – Pelican, Havana, Cuba

The iconic Havana waterfront stretch of Caribbean known as the Malecon is home to a multitude of pelicans. As the waves crash against the seawall, the eagle-eyed fishers look out for a meal, before diving into the turbulent waters and pulling out their prey. The pictures below shows different stages of an unsuccessful hunt – […]

Wordless Wednesday – Spring in Cuba