Project journals

Pat Trotter

Guasasa

Woke up Monday morning to the sound of waves gently lapping at the shore outside my room at the casa. We started out early and headed up the coast to a small village called Guasasa a town located on the southern coast of the easternmost portion of the Cienega de

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Watching the World Cup

What a treat to start the morning, watching the World Cup finals in a bar in Cienfuegos. It was a great location for photographing the people and the soccer game was exceptional! Most of the patrons in the bar were young men who radiated with that feeling that comes with

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Cienfuegos Part 2

After our visit to the island we walked around a small fishing community photographing the people and place before climbing onto the dock and having lunch at a waterfront restaurant. There were no tourists in sight and we were totally engaged with the people and place. I watched as a

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Cienfuegos Part 1

We awoke to the noise of a Saturday farmers market across the street from our casa which provided many photo opportunities. After an early breakfast  we embarked on a boat ride in the Bay of Cienfuegos, a place that figured prominently in the Spanish-American War. The Raid on Cienfuegos in

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El Nicho and Cienfuegos

We were back on the road today heading to Cienfuegos. On the way we stopped at the El Nicho Waterfalls, a beautiful national park where we hiked through the dense forest to reach the falls. Located in the Sierra del Escambray mountains it is said to be Cuba’s most beautiful. 

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Trinidad Day 2 – Part 2

After having another marvelous lunch at a restaurant outside the city we popped into an elementary school. The lack of supplies was evident but that did not stop learning from happening. In the late afternoon we went to a small smoke-filled cafe and bar and had three young models to

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Trinidad- Day 2

Day 2 in Trinidad began in the early morning with a walk through an old, and very poor section of the city. With Carlos as our guide, another member of the group and I wandered up a hill and spotted a girl in the window of her house. It was

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