Monday, May 30, 2016

Photos of Cementerio de Colón (Vedado, La Habana, Cuba)

The following photos I took at the Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery) in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, in April 2016.

If you'd like to read more about the Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón and watch a 1-minute video shot the same day, please visit the corresponding post on my web series' site: Cristóbal Colón Cemetery, Havana (Cuba) – In Another Minute (317).

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba
If you'd like to see more photos of the magnificent Cuban cemetery, check out the In Another Minute (2016) Flickr album.

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba
Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery)
Havana, Cuba

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Photos + Videos of The Kills - Live at Ogden Theatre (Denver, 2016)

It had been years since I last saw The Kills live - but it remained in my memory as one of the best shows I had ever seen in my life. 

In a few days, they are finally releasing Ash & Ice - their first studio album since Blood Pressures in 2011. The early single releases "Doing It To Death" and "Heart Of A Dog" have been more than promising. Of course, I have pre-ordered the album already. I wonder if it will arrive on June 3rd - the day of the release...

The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver
 But first, last night, I finally got to see them play live again! Their performance at the Ogden Theatre was incredible and proved to me: they were worth the wait! The dynamic between Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince is still there, the new songs are as energizing, unique, dance-able and memorable as the old - Jamie Hince's guitar playing is in inspired and Alison Mosshart is just a powerhouse.

Alison Mosshart of The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver
To give you just a glimpse of the experience, here are a few short clips from The Kills at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on May 27, 2016 - and a few photos (which cannot bring across the energy of The Kills' live performance).

The Kills - Doing It To Death - Ogden Theatre, Denver - May 27, 2016 




The Kills - Heart of a Dog - Ogden Theatre, Denver - May 27, 2016 




The Kills - Heart is a Beating Drum - Ogden Theatre - May 27, 2016 



Alison Mosshart of The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver



Alison Mosshart of The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver

Alison Mosshart of The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver

The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver

The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver

Jammie Hince of The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver

Alison Mosshart of The Kills
Ogden Theatre, Denver


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cristóbal Colón Cemetery, Havana (Cuba) - In Another Minute (317)

The Cristóbal Colón Cemetery (span.: Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón) in Havana, Cuba, is one of the most significant cemeteries in Latin America - both historically and architecturally.


Cristóbal Colón Cemetery, Havana (Cuba) - In Another Minute (317)

The Cristóbal Colón Cemetery in the Vedado neighborhood was built in 1876 and designed by the Galician architect Calixto Arellano de Loira y Cardoso. He died during the initial construction and was the first to be buried at the cemetery. The graveyard was named after Christopher Columbus (span.: Cristóbal Colón), who landed in Cuba on October 28, 1492.

Today, the site spans 140 acres (57 ha) and holds 800,000 graves and 1 million interments - many of them in the 500 major mausoleums, chapels, and family vaults.

To me the most visually striking aspect of the site are all the beautiful statues, combining elegance with grief and hope. These are common to many larger Christian cemeteries, of course. More unusual and just as impressive

Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to explore this city of the dead because I had a husband and Classic Car Taxi driver waiting for me outside. So in this video I can only show you impressions from the areas close to the entrance.

The cemetery is divided into quarters by major avenues. And those sections are divided again by the status and professions of the deceased. From what I understand some tombstones and buildings are in disarray - but I didn't get to see anything like that during my short visit. Knowing that many Cubans and their off-spring live in exile, it saddens me to think of how many people are not able to visit and maintain the memorials of their family and ancestors.

Music: On the Shore Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Cristóbal Colón Cemetery, Havana (Cuba)

Soon I will publish more photos of Cristóbal Colón Cemetery on my personal blog and on Flickr.

Other videos from my Cuba trip in April:
Trinidad de Cuba (Cuba) – In Another Minute (Week 313)
Trinidad de Cuba (extended version)
Malecón (Havana, Cuba) – In Another Minute (Week 316)
La Habana Vieja, Old Havana (Havana, Cuba) – In Another Minute (314)

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Trinidad de Cuba (extended version)

Trinidad de Cuba is a town in central Cuba, near the Caribbean coast on the south side of the island.

Trinidad de Cuba (extended version)

Trinidad de Cuba lies in the Sancti Spíritus province, close to the Caribbean Sea and between the Escambray Mountains and the Valle de los Ingenios. Together with the Valle de los Ingenios, the town was declared an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.

This video is an extended version of the 1-minute Trinidad de Cuba video, I released at the end of April. If you would like to read more about the town and the sites in this video, please check out the other post: Trinidad de Cuba (Cuba) – In Another Minute (Week 313).

The song in the video is “El Perro Loco” by Bruno Bassi of Los Hermanos, which you can find on the royalty-free music website GoSoundtrack.com. Their collection is available via a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. For this extended video, I had to take the liberty and extend the song a little bit, too. Hope no one minds my crude sound editing.

Classic car in Trinidad de Cuba

Look at more photos of Trinidad de Cuba on my personal blog and on Flickr.

Other videos from my Cuba trip in April:
Malecón (Havana, Cuba) – In Another Minute (Week 316)
La Habana Vieja, Old Havana (Havana, Cuba) – In Another Minute (314)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Photos of the Malecón (Havana, Cuba)

The following are a few of the photos I took along the Malecón, the seaside road and seawall on the north side of Havana, Cuba. If you'd like to read more about the Malecón and watch a 1-minute video shot the same day, please visit the corresponding post on my webseries' site: Malecón (Havana, Cuba) – In Another Minute (Week 316)


If you'd like to see even more photos, check out the In Another Minute (2016) Flickr album.

The Castropol Restaurant and its neighbors on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Balcony on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Buildings along the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Windows looking out over the sea and Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Colorful windows on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Buildings overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Balcony on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Classic car cruising along the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Fishing along the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Walking along the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Old building on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

The Atlantic Building in Vedado - seen from the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

The Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Castle Morro and Lighthouse - seen from the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Statue on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

La Abadia Restaurant on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

Fishing on the Malecón seawall
Havana, Cuba

Antonio Maceo Grajales statue on the Malecón
Havana, Cuba

The Malecón - seen from the Hotel Nacional
Havana, Cuba