art, culture, General, meeting, people, photography, travel, world
america, cuba, latin-america, middel-amaerica, middle america, travel
Cuban people are usually not shy. They are open-minded. In Havana you can find people dressed up in traditional ways to earn money from the tourists for getting photographed. But you can also ask common people for a photograph. Be open and ask for permission. Don’t shoot hidden, from a distance or out of the hip.
Even the Cubans are poor, I was very surprised for not seeing beggars. Cubans want to earn money. They try to sell i.e. cigars, invite to paladars (private restaurants), offering taxi services or making music. Santiago de Cuba was the only town we visited, where More
culture, landscape, meeting, people, travel, world
lock, love, photo, Sauerland, travel
While walking on the masonry dam at lake Möhne a few weeks ago, I noticed locks mounted on the security meshs. I wrote several times (here, here or here) on this tradition, mounting locks on bridges for sealing the love.
I explained this practise in one of my past posts More
art, photo-of-the-day, photography
p-o-t-d, photo, Photo-of-the-day, photography, postaday, smoke
This post is my contribution to the weekly photo challenge by The daily post. This weeks assignment is “fleeting”.
Smoke is fleeting while vanishing. Such, as many, many other things too.
culture, people, photography, travel, world
america, cuba, food, foot ration card, latin-america, middle america, shop
You won’t find supermarkets in Cuba, but small stores and mobile sellers for fresh products. Basic food like rice, milk, cheese and so on you can get only in shops operated by the government. Cuba still have food ration cards with dedicated buying limits for each person. Each food ration card is valid only in one dedicated shop (usually located just around the corner, or at least nearby). Water can be used directly from the pipe, but tourist better use bottled water, because they might get problems from the water even it is good. Tourists always can use it for teeth cleaning without hesitation.
Gas stations sell ice cream, water, beer and so on, More
architecture, culture, landscape, meeting, photography, travel, world
cuba, daily post, Daily Prompt, forbidden, photo, photography, travel
Another assignment from the daily post. They asked photographers to show ‘forbidden’.
I choose this photo, I’ve taken in Santiago de Cuba in early march this year. So, it’s also a continuation of my Cuba series.
For more on Cuba you can have a look at my previous posts here in my blog. Have fun!
animals, photography, world
animal, baby, fox, nature, photo, photography, puppy, wildlife
Aren’t all babies cute?
A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to take photos from fox babies. It was the second time, I got this chance, but this time the foxes were younger.
Those two little puppies were really cute. One of them very active, while the other one was quite tired. Look, More
history, landscape, photography, travel, world
cuba, Daily Prompt, photo, photography, river, travel, waterfall
Next to the street to our hotel near Pinar del Río in the north of Cuba, we saw a sign, introducing an interesting waterfall. Curious as any photographers, we went for a look.
A small bridge led us over the river to a cashier desk to collect the entrance fee. As I remember, they asked for 5 CUC, that’s 5 USD or ~4 Euro. But, one of our group remembered having read about free entrance for hotel guests, so our room key was all, we had to show.
A small cement trail with many steps led us down. Finally More