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Francophilia

  Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 by a French émigré from Louisiana. Don Louis D’Clouet brought in other French families from the USA and from Bordeaux, and the influence of […]
Francophilia

More Stars

This is another mural by the Cuban artist 5Stars (Cinco Estrellas).   Copyright Debbie Smyth, 16 January 2017   Part of Monday Mural  
More Stars

Down

Over to all of you to join the theme with your own down post, or with a post based on any single word that takes your fancy. And if you haven’t […]
Down

Trendy Lippy

Our guide at El Paraiso, an organic finca, spoke excellent English, gave us an educational tour around the gardens and kept us highly amused. That very trendy makeup comes from a shrub […]
Trendy Lippy

Old and New

In Havana, there are plenty of taxis available to both locals and tourists.  They range from classic American cars, through ladas to rickshaws. The most unusual is the yellow globe-shaped […]
Old and New

Che

This mural by Vin Sever (my interpretation of the signature) adorns a wall at the corner of San Ignacio and Santa Clara, very close to the Plaza Vieja in Havana. Many of […]
Che

Outrageous Orange

  Hex color reference:  #FF664E A colourful note: this red-orange shade is known in Crayola world as Outrageous Orange.  It was born in 1972 as Ultra Orange Fluorescent  but took on its more […]
Outrageous Orange