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Next stop: Hershey

600_4817-e_wNext stop … where?

In case, you’re from the US, you might know Hershey chocolate and you’re right. This village is built by the Hershey company for their cocoa plantation workers. You can find everything people need: a church, a kindergarten, a cinema, many houses and big factories. As a result of the Cuban revolution in the late 1950s, when all the foreigners were banned, the factories became abandoned and tumbled down.

There was also a railway to bring the cacao as quick as possible to the coast to be shipped to the USA. The railway is still in place and one of the last railroads with electrical power. We were supposed to go on a ride, but because of bad luck on that day the had some problems with the electrical power, so the train we were supposed to take had to be canceled.

Nevertheless, here are some photos Hershey Central. Next week, I’ll show you some photos of the village.

Have fun!

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Daily Prompt: Can’t Drive 55

dsc_6049_wToday’s assignment for photographers at The Daily Post is speed.

Here, where I live, the annual fun fair starts tomorrow. So, I guess, it’s more than suitable to pick a photo taken at the fun fair back in 2009. I hope, you can stand the speed and enjoy the photo.

The colorful lines in the foreground are a result of a fast-moving carousel. It’s like an octopus. Several arms are moving up and down while they are spinning around a center. Each arm ends in a few cabins, each for 2 people. These cabins are also spinning around, but they are spinning around their base at the end of their arm.

More on this year’s fun fair in a later post.

Take care!