Cuba: Day 1

08 February 2007

Urban sketching in Cuba.

On the beach

8 o’clock the first morning. Straight down to the beach for a first glimpse of the Caribbean: the blue sea and white sands at Guardalavaca. The name means “Save the cow”, supposedly a common cry from the days when pirates haunted this coast.

House and goats

Chicken crossing the road

Circulo Social

Volcanic rocks on the coast

TaĆ­no village

Reconstruction of a pre-Columbian Indian houses. The large circular buildings (bohio) are made from straw and palm leaves, and each was home to several families.

Shop and school and a chicken

A place in the shade