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Send our Travel Gallery Editor your Canada OR Cuba travel photophraphs. 
Amateur photographs are welcome.  The only requirement is that they need
to be about people and places and travel and they have to be about Canada
or Cuba.

Our Travel Gallery Editor is Stella Ducker

You can send your photographs to her at - bcshadow@rogers.com

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New Pics - John Hamley -
New Pics - Richard M. Grove, Brighton, Ontario, Canada
New Pics - Photos of our CCLA 2010 Author Trip
Photos by  Kaloian Santos Cabera, Cuba

Photos by  Amauris Betancourt, Holguin, Cuba
Photos by  Wency Rosales,
Holguin, Cuba
Photos by  Richard M. Grove, Brighton, Ontario, Canada 




 

 


 



 

Photos by  John Hamley

 
                     Last February (2011) Manuel, Adonay, Pablo, Miriam, Toni with the car, and I made a day trip from Holguín to the coastal town Gibara, where the ladies and Pablo had a swim and Tai's friends Jorge and Michelle treated us to a sumptuous lunch.
 
Gibara Fishing Boats
Jorge and Michelle's Spanish Colonial House Inside Jorge and Michelle's House
Visitors at lunch with Jorge and Michelle They made a special salad for us
 

Jorge

 
 

 



 



 

Photos by   Kaloian Santos Cabera,

                  I have been travelling throughout Cuba as a backpacker for 6 years now. In "At Night throughout Cuba" I try to catch, on my temporary passing, the photogenic natural art given away by some of the Island's common places. My camera and the night's complicity, a peculiar gift this last one- keep me company.

                I don't discard colour photography. I use it rather to add all sorts of tinges, from the color spectrum shade to the human frame of mind. Light's polychromes turn into starring elements to the same extent of human beings' silhouettes.

               Cuba is a real cultural kaleidoscope: People at front porches or on pavements at nightfall; nightfall chatting at cities with thick cement seafronts; imposing lighthouses, mute eyewitnesses, recalling diachronically the formation of Marti's nation; the houses' facade propaganda, our Old Folks.

Carlos Puebla, the People's Singer

Benny More and the Manzanillo Bay

Carlos Puebla, the People's Singer

Benny More and the Manzanillo Bay


The Cape's Light


The Moon through the Hole

The Cape's Light The Moon through the Hole


Si por Cuba
Si por Cuba


 


Photos by Amauris BetancourtHolguin,Cuba

               The Cuban carnival is a deep-rooted tradition. Carnivals are country wide celebrated. Also known as popular parties, we have 169 carnivals in Cuba in correspondence with the number of municipalities in the island. It is an anxiously expected date. People meet at open and closed spaces to drink and dance, to talk and joke. It doesn't matter who is sitting or standing next to you as long as they are having fun.  The most popular carnivals are held in Santiago de Cuba and then in Havana. They get my eyes as a photographer because it is an excellent opportunity to show full length part of the Cuban idiosyncrasy.

 

Trumpeters stand for a main character at a carnival because of their rhythm and colourful costume.

Massive multi-coloured parades are held every day.
 

Trumpeters stand for a main character at a carnival because of their rhythm and colourful costume

Massive multi-coloured parades are held every day


Cuban pride and joyful mischief.


Afro-Cuban dancers.

Cuban pride and joyful mischief

Afro-Cuban dancers.
   

Cuban Mulattas in their carnival outfit.
Cuban Mulattas in their carnival outfit.



 



Photos by Wency Rosales, Holguin, Cuba

 

             Cuba is not only a Caribbean Island, is also a land full of marvels, nature itself, people and everything is just a surprise when you take a second look at them. Visiting places is better than reading a book, with all descriptions and details about a cave, a secret pass away, woods in a natural park, statues, day life, kids, birthdays parties and more. Nature sometimes greener, depending on the season, sometimes is just a cracked earth with scorched grass. But every day, there is something hidden new and beautiful like waiting to be discovered and we only have the chance to see that, when we take a photograph. That's why these seconds being taken by a passer by is worthwhile to see; and like everywhere else, its own natural typical herd of birds with beautiful feathers, and all kind of pets as well. Altogether people with all possible races mix, friendly and willing to show the visitors their own idiosyncrasy, and give an everlasting friendship.

 
Morning Peacock the most beautiful animal on a farm.

Morning Peacock
the most beautiful animal on a farm.

Finca Mayabe Restaurant,
One of the higher sites of Holguin, Cuba.
 

Finca Mayabe Restaurant, one of the higher sites of Holguin, Cuba
Nature blends with birds. Through the branches the bird watches everyone's step

Nature blends with birds.
Through the branches the bird
watches everyone's steps.
 

Guardalavaca Beach.
One the most visited places
in Cuba by all visitors.
 

Guardalavaca Beach.  One of the most visited places in Cuba by all visitors



 




Photos by  Richard M. Grove, Brighton, Ontario, Canada

January 2012 Visiting Holguin, Cuba

 

Billboard

Car 1941

Green Cuba Jose Marti
Cuban Woman School Children
Daniel on Motorbike Vendor
Flag on ground Laundry
Garden Street Sweeper
Girl on Shoulders Casa & Yard
Workers in Truck Truck
Truck 2 Man in Truck



 

      Richard M. Grove spent a couple of months in Cuba  (Dec & Jan 2011) touring and visiting friends and  making good use of his camera.  :-)     I am sure he will be forwarding a little write up soon.
 



 



Photos by  Richard M. Grove, Brighton, Ontario, Canada


 

          Sand Banks Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, in Prince Edward County.
Richard Grove traveled to a neighbouring provincial park and shot these winter pictures Sunday, February, 25th.
It looks much colder than it really is.

         Richard M. Grove is the president of the CCLA and lives with his wife Kim in Presqu'ile Provincial Park,
half way between Kingston and Toronto, south of the 401.

 
   

   

   

 

           These are just a few photos that I took in Cuba in March 2006. I met up with Manuel, our CCLA VP,  in Havana for meetings.

           I am publishing an ebook called "Cuba Trip 2006" with photos, poetry and prose. If you would like a copy it is free BUT you will need to pay $3.00 shipping and handling. Let me know if you would like one mailed to you.  You can reach me at writers@HiddenBrookPress.com.

          Thank you for coming to the new CCLA Travel Gallery.
 
Manuel Velázquez León the Coast of Havana
after meeting at the Canadian Embassy
 
Havana University where Manuel and I
gave a talk about the CCLA.
 
Manuel Velazquez Leon the Coast of Havana after meeting at the Canadian Embassy Havana University where Manuel and I gave a talk about CCLA

This is Pablo my God son, Manuel and Adonay's son
visiting Gibara, Cuba
A fishing village at the Port of Gibara, Cuba.
Pablo, Richard's God son, Manuel & Adonay's son, visiting Gibara, Cuba A fishing village at the Port of Gibara, Cuba


The outer limits of Holguin, Cuba
The outer limits of Holquin, Cuba









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