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transportation options

It is true that are old cars in Cuba.

There are other transportation options too, like newer cars, or horse-drawn carts, or pedi-cabs, or motorbikes, or buses. Or this bicycle built for, well, three, rolling down Avenida San Carlos in central Cienfuegos.

Cienfuegos, Cuba
photographed 11.9.2022

curbside mechanic

 

This gentleman spent a long time working on a motorcycle. His shop was a little space along the street and the curb served as his toolbox.

I am sure that a clot of photographers aiming their lenses right into his space was distracting; and I am not particularly proud that I contributed to that distraction. (This is the sort of internal conflict I felt every day in Cuba and am still trying to get my head around since I got back.) (More on that later, if I ever feel coherent enough to address it.l)

Cienfuegos, Cuba
photographed 11.9.2022

car + driver

Me (pantomiming taking a photo)

This guy (giving a very brief nod of agreement)

And here’s the result.

Cienfuegos, Cuba
photographed 11.9.2022

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