The Parque Cespedes is the center of activity in Santiago de Cuba, a spectacularly beautiful city. I took this photo from the roof of the Hotel Granda.
Here’s a shot of the Parque at night taken from the second floor mezzanine of the Hotel Granda which is a great place to sit and watch the comings and goings on the street below.
The mountains descend to the shore of the very picturesque Santiago Harbor. I suggest a train ride from Havana to Santiago.
Before leaving on the trip during which I took these pictures one of my taveling companions suggested that the perfect picture from a trip to Cuba would be of an old woman smoking a cigar. We were sitting on a bench in the Parque Cespedes one day when this woman approach and permitted me to take her picture.