Monday, June 3, 2013

Wabi-Sabi in Trinidad, Cuba

No where that I've traveled offers anything like the rich color palette to be found on the walls of the tiny Colonial city of Trinidad, Cuba. People often confuse this town with the island of the same name when I tell them about this remarkable destination. It's about a five hour drive east from Havana over less than perfect roads, most of which are two-lane. The nearest big city is Cienfuegos. Although we stayed in Trinidad, the visitor can also choose to stay on the beach at Playa Ancon, about fifteen minutes away. There a a couple of all-inclusive "resorts" on the beach, somewhat below American standards, but quite serviceable. The beaches are fantastic with water that is almost too hot. We stayed at the Iberostar Grand Hotel, by far the best hotel in Trinidad. It even has internet access just off the lobby, and our guide spent hours there since she has no access of her own in Havana. The photographs are not about anything but color, a little geometry, and that indefinable quality of decay. Sony NEX 7 with the Tamron 18-200 lens.

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