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Cubanitas With The Fujifilm X-T20


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The Cayo Largo Island has been (and still is) a frequent destination for recharging your frozen batteries affected by our long Canadian winter season.

 

Located south of the main island of Cuba into the Gulf of Mexico, this idealistic place is share by people in search of calm, of nice long white sandy beaches and of friendly Cuban people.

 

Although many hotels installations are now more on the rustic side because the buildings are suffering a lot into the southern weather since the island seems not to have a lot of material resources to refresh them properly, vacationers from Canada and other countries are coming back year after year and some are paying visits for even a more frequent pace over the year!

 

We know now that there is very few probabilities that the island of Cayo Largo will be ever "americanized" in any ways in the near future. The Italian travel agencies seem to be the only ones really interested to invest on the island and have created a group of specific resorts strictly controlled and only available for their clientele.

 

I am particularly fascinated by the architectural point of view of many earlier buildings since they represent a kind of merging of the hispanic heritage blended into the Cuban modern way of building back in the 1980s and 1990s. And because it has not been reproduced in the last twenty years, it may be important to preserve some image temoignages of what may disappear in mid-term.

 

All the pictures of this articles have been taken with the Fujifilm X-T20 camera and the Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens.

 

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A nice series Daniel. For me though the mix of processing styles is a bit confusing for viewing.

 

P.S.

I asked my wife (who works in international tourism) about the island. The main reason for the popularity with Italian travel agencies and mostly male tourists is because of the attraction of local women.

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3 hours ago, Luc de Schepper said:

A nice series Daniel. For me though the mix of processing styles is a bit confusing for viewing.

 

P.S.

I asked my wife (who works in international tourism) about the island. The main reason for the popularity with Italian travel agencies and mostly male tourists is because of the attraction of local women.

 

Thank you Luc, for your kind appreciation. I didn't really intend to present a specific photo project but a short view of the place (as I modestly interpret it ...)

Back in 1992 I have seen the same phenomena as described by your wife with german male tourists over the Playa del Este (Santa Maria del Mar) located near La Habana.

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