Thursday, February 2, 2017
Another full day that started in the morning with a visit to the Teatro Principal, home of the Ballet de Camaguey and ended with our return for the full performance, and in between a pedicab tour of the city and its squares that took us to several artists studios as well.
We began the day with a walk from our hotel through the Calle Maceo pedestrian walkway to the Teatro Principal home of the Bellet de Camaguey.
|A group of us awaiting departure in the morning.|
|As I look at these images, lots of street scenes.|
|So we're going to see a rehearsal. I have a camera. I have a fast lens. Do I bring it? No.|
|But, I was able to crank the ISO up to 25,600 and still got some interesting shots|
|and interesting effects|
|A group of us in a gallery|
|The one that got away. I really wanted this, but Sharon did not and in bronze, it was heavy.|
|The gallery of Martha Jimenez, on the left|
Later in the afternoon we went to the studio and workshops of Orestes Larios, a Cuban artist with an international reputation and a member of Cuba’s small Jewish community. From both a cultural and artistic perspective it was one of the two highlights of the day.
|Larios to the right and José translating, though the artist's English was plenty good.|
|Behind the gallery were a warren of individual workshops and galleries|
In the evening a few of us decided to go back to see the full performance of Carmen.