Cuba 2007 Topside

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Topside pictures from Cuba. After having searched all Havana we finally found a small, no name, digital camera as a replacement for the stolen D200. Pictures from Havana, Bay of Pigs and the Queen's garden. Thank's to a loan of a real camera, we also got a few UW pictures from the Queen's garden.

View from the breakfast terrace of Hotel Lido
View from the breakfast terrace of Hotel Lido
One of many skeleton buildings in Centro Habana
One of many skeleton buildings in Centro Habana
Avenida de las Misiones
Avenida de las Misiones
Simca Aronde
Simca Aronde
girls on balconies (flickan i Havana ...)
girls on balconies (flickan i Havana ...)
Plaza Vieja, composite of six pictures to capture the full view
Plaza Vieja, composite of six pictures to capture the full view
View from the cámera oscura tower at Plaza Vieja
View from the cámera oscura tower at Plaza Vieja
Botte in Habana Vieja
Botte in Habana Vieja
Steina in a coffee shop. Fairly nervous that the balcony will fall down.
Steina in a coffee shop. Fairly nervous that the balcony will fall down.
Plenty of old cars
Plenty of old cars
Scaffolding to prevent the building to fall apart
Scaffolding to prevent the building to fall apart
Salsa!
Salsa!
One of a few buildings at Plaza Vieja that remains to be renovated
One of a few buildings at Plaza Vieja that remains to be renovated
Happy school children
Happy school children
Habana will eventually become one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Habana will eventually become one of the most beautiful cities in the world
... but a tremendous amount of work and money needs to be spent to get there
... but a tremendous amount of work and money needs to be spent to get there
colorful
colorful
Capitolio Nacional
Capitolio Nacional
small scale business
small scale business
this camera might even work!
this camera might even work!
Edificio Bacardi
Edificio Bacardi
fruit market
fruit market
Edificio Bacardi behind us
Edificio Bacardi behind us
Los Arados
Los Arados
Ano 1917
Ano 1917
Objeto de Arte
Objeto de Arte
Via consulado
Via consulado
Window-dressing
Window-dressing
beautiful tiles
beautiful tiles
The spring massacree in the Bay of Pigs when land crabs return to the sea to mate
The spring massacree in the Bay of Pigs when land crabs return to the sea to mate
The threat display is not very effective against cars; a few flat tyres and many dead crabs
The threat display is not very effective against cars; a few flat tyres and many dead crabs
The species is probably Gecarcinus ruricola, sometimes aptly called the halloween land crab
The species is probably Gecarcinus ruricola, sometimes aptly called the halloween land crab
Nicke lilltroll - in order to keep warm and keep hearing
Nicke lilltroll - in order to keep warm and keep hearing
Steina, My and Stefan in front of the mobile bar - now the dive truck
Steina, My and Stefan in front of the mobile bar - now the dive truck
My recieves her ACUC certification from Ronel
My recieves her ACUC certification from Ronel
Ronel, our friendly divemaster; a tough guy
Ronel, our friendly divemaster; a tough guy
Pancho, the driver, seldom managed to beat Ronel
Pancho, the driver, seldom managed to beat Ronel
Steina, Mary, My and Donald enjoying 'all inclusive' after-dive drinks
Steina, Mary, My and Donald enjoying 'all inclusive' after-dive drinks
the impressive 'all inclusive' bar
the impressive 'all inclusive' bar
Our 15 years wedding anniversary
Our 15 years wedding anniversary
A bottle of Cuban wine on the house - actually quite good!
A bottle of Cuban wine on the house - actually quite good!
Every day, Pancho the driver took advantage of the intoxicating facilities of the moving bar
Every day, Pancho the driver took advantage of the intoxicating facilities of the moving bar
The Bar Movil with Pancho, Steina and Ronel after 18 beautiful dives at the Bay of Pigs
The Bar Movil with Pancho, Steina and Ronel after 18 beautiful dives at the Bay of Pigs
After one week in the Bay of Pigs we move on to Jardines de la Reina
After one week in the Bay of Pigs we move on to Jardines de la Reina
La Tortuga is the base of Avalon's dive operations
La Tortuga is the base of Avalon's dive operations
Very large area, max 300 divers/year (so they say)
Very large area, max 300 divers/year (so they say)
This is the diveboat that operates from our larger liveaboard
This is the diveboat that operates from our larger liveaboard
The italian-trained chef, Fausto (our captain), and Martin
The italian-trained chef, Fausto (our captain), and Martin
Jirka, the leader of the Czech divers, enjoying life with a Cuban cigar
Jirka, the leader of the Czech divers, enjoying life with a Cuban cigar
Leisure time at the after-deck of Aballones
Leisure time at the after-deck of Aballones
Steina, Jirka, Noel (our DM) and Czeck divers
Steina, Jirka, Noel (our DM) and Czeck divers
Fausto, the captain and DM
Fausto, the captain and DM
The Cuban jutia tree rat (Capromys pilorides) is an indigenous rodent, here competing with iguanas
The Cuban jutia tree rat (Capromys pilorides) is an indigenous rodent, here competing with iguanas
Iguanas on the beach (Iguana iguana)
Iguanas on the beach (Iguana iguana)
Two cuties
Two cuties
Medicina! Delicious home-brewed slivovica that Jirka offered after most dives
Medicina! Delicious home-brewed slivovica that Jirka offered after most dives
The chef
The chef
Dinner
Dinner
The food was not too bad!
The food was not too bad!
Fausto, 'sötpojken' (who speared the dinner fish and grabbed the lobsters), and Noel
Fausto, 'sötpojken' (who speared the dinner fish and grabbed the lobsters), and Noel
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