I hope you remember my friend Channel, the cute little brown bear. Last year Channel and I, Zeb the Duck, visited Cuba with our moms. Channel’s mom was the tour guide for our group. Channel and her mom were in Cuba again in January and they sent us some photos.
Channel is sitting on this chair at Las Terrazas, near Havana.
Las Terrazas began in 1968 as a small ecological experiment and is now a recognized Biosphere Reserve. This is a tajona, or grinding stone,
and was used to grind coffee bean, also at Las Terrazas.
I liked this picture from Muraleando in Havana.
Two local artists, Manuel (Manolo) Diaz Baldrich and Ernesto Quirch Paz started teaching art in a school. Soon there was a scheduling conflict and the artists began teaching outside on the street. This area, Muraleando, is now a community development project.
This one is also great. For more information about Muraleando, visit www.muraleando.org
Here they are at Hemmingway’s house, Finca Vigia, near Havana in the fishing village of Cojimar, the inspiration for the fishing village in The Old Man and the Sea.
Isn’t this a great taxi??
When Channel was in Trinidad, Cuba she talked to this young boy.
Also in Trinidad, there was a cultural festival.
This looks like fun.
If you have not already read them, you may enjoy my photos and stories from Cuba. I hope you check them out.
Thanks for sending these wonderful pictures, Channel. I know you had a great time visiting Cuba again!