This week I’m hosting a very striking image of cigar woman by Suzanne Courtney from The Travel Bunny Blog. I really like her website, this is what the Travel Bunny say about herself: ‘I love the energy, art and history of cities and am fascinated by cultures that are completely different to mine. Food plays a big part in my travels and I’m always keen to try out new tastes, local favourites and street food. I like quirky – both people and places.’ You can follow Suzanne on Twitter and Facebook.
This photograph of cigar woman intrigued me from the first sight. Not only because it is so perfect when it comes to colours set up but the cigar woman is just hypnotising! Aren’t they all? Quirky, bohemian, free, eclectic, mysterious? I love meeting such people on my travels and it would be more than amazing to meet this lovely lady personally! I’m sure it will happen one day! Once I will travel to Cuba! And hopefully it will be faster than later!
Picture Story: Cigar Woman, Cuba
There are lots of brightly dressed ‘cigar women’ in Havana who will put out their hand, who shout at you and charge you if you so much as point a camera in their vague direction. This yellow lady was different – she sat calmly near the Cathedral smoking her cigars (a few more lined up on her table to last through the day) and watched the world go by.
I’m not sure whether she was a Tarot card reader or if she was selling cards but I just loved the way she’d composed her yellow scene. It would have been rude not to take a few shots!