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The Streets of Trinidad

The Streets of Trinidad
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-05
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Cuba Libre
Theme(s): Best of World Heritage Sites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 5:21
Viewed: 2089
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A typical scene of one of the streets of the UNESCO heritage listed city Trinidad. The old cars still drive the streets of many cities and most are now used as private taxis. A first sign of some slow changes in the communist ideas.

Trinidad is largely car free as the old cobblestone roads need protection from cars. Buildings are all kept in pretty good condition which makes the city special and gives you that feeling of stepping back in time. Actually further back in time because Cuba makes you already go back in time.

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A very good street capture atmosphere !
Kind regards

This looks like a 1958 Chevrolet, or thereabouts. Good sharpness and surprisingly good maintenance of the buildings. Communism, as we all know, is the perfect system ..... in Heaven but not on Earth. No one could ever make it work on Earth with their unrealistic aspirations. Marx, Engels, Mao, Stalin and Castro were about power and not about people and they all left millions dead in their wake. Yes, 1958 or thereabouts. Thank you for showing reality.

Hello Niek, a documentary type of shot, that does seem to take us back in time!
Very tidy and clean.
I like the presence of the people, who on the whole, seem to be taking no notice of you, adding to the appeal of the picture.
Regards Jean.

Hi Niek,

The presence of the people is animating the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the 1958 Chevrolet. Cuba is a good place to see old american cars. Have a nice day.


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