Parlor, Cienfuegos, Cuba

Parlor, Cienfuegos, Cuba

$ 350.00

One way to travel in Cuba--a good way--is to stay with private families. In recent years, the government of Cuba has allowed some small efforts at capitalism. In this case, families are permitted to rent rooms in their house to tourists, and charge for this service. It's a boon for us. We can stay in a real Cuban house, and for not a lot of dough. They will feed you, to your requirements, and house you, and give you pointers on what to see, and how to see it. They will find good accommodation for you in the next town.

This is in the south of Cuba, about 100 miles east of Havana. We got there by taxi, which is a fairly economical way to travel in Cuba, especially for a small group. Better than car rentals, because, although the roads are not crowded, they are also not very well marked, and if there is an accident, everybody is guilty until proven innocent. Better to let someone else drive.

Back to the picture. Don Gruber's works, although they usually start as digital photographs, don't remain that way, and are often very interpretive. In this case, as it often is, the emphasis is on the graphics, the lines, the colors, the textures, the feeling. It is an image of a parlor in Cienfuegos, just part of the decor--of a typical Cuban house, one wonders(?), because it's a little odd, and so are the pillows.

This print works well at about 25" in height, or smaller, or possible bigger, but it's not been tested. The price is for the 25" inch print. Call for pricing on smaller prints and for pricing for ready-to-hang, framed pieces.