Farewell Cuba.  by leananiemand

Farewell Cuba.

There, surely, cannot be anything more inconvenient that a 5.30am flight!! My Casa owner assured me that he had phoned for a taxi-van to take me to the airport. At 2.45 I tiptoed downstairs and as I opened the front door, the taxi was already there. Cuba can be as frustrating as it is fascinating. Alas, it was not a taxi-van but an rather old car. I just shook my head and loaded the bicycle in which was half sticking out the back. I giggled uncontrollably all the way to the airport. The poor old car splattered hiccup and farted black fumes as we bounced over potholes in the direction of the airport. I feared that the bike was going to slide right out of it’s (by now) rather sad looking box. Not only was the box kind of a homemade one from the start, it was also terribly out of shape by now and hardly looked that it could hold a bicycle. Fortunately, we arrived at the airport in time and in one piece.
I like this shot, where to next?
November 29th, 2014  
I hope the bike survived the journey! What an amazing old car, looks in really good nick
November 29th, 2014  
Fabulous splash of vivid green & a panning photo too....big fave Leanna. Onwards to new pastures. Home for Christmas perhaps?
November 29th, 2014  
Fantastic capture and a heartfelt farewell note. I for one look forward to your next adventure.
November 29th, 2014  
This brings back memories. My Dad brought an Oldsmobile when the price of wool sky rocketed in Australia. It was white I think. He was so proud of it
November 29th, 2014  
You made me smile Leana. You never cease to amaze me. A great image too.
November 29th, 2014  
Fabulous piece of panning here
November 29th, 2014  
Excellent photo and narrative!
November 29th, 2014  
brilliant photo, love it!!
November 29th, 2014  
Sounds like our experience getting to the airport in Buenos Aires! The car was bouncing off the ground! This is fabulous!
November 29th, 2014  
Wonderful image
November 29th, 2014  
Fabulous colour, panning and story! Fav!
November 29th, 2014  
Wonderful movement shot and a great accompanying narrative.
November 29th, 2014  
greate shot. look forward to your next adventure + fav
November 29th, 2014  
Such a wonderful farewell to Cuba.....this photo tells such as story....the beautiful, old, still gleaming car against the backdrop of the collonaded old buildings, speeding your way to the airport at an ungodly hour....have a safe trip home!
November 29th, 2014  
Pea
Fantastic shot, love the feel to this!
November 29th, 2014  
Great image of the green car! Looks like a scene from a movie! Can't wait to see where you land next!
November 29th, 2014  
You are so brave and adventurous, this sort of thing would give me upset tummies.
November 29th, 2014  
Great pan against those arches. Favorama.
November 29th, 2014  
Fabulous sharp pic with the panning background. Fav
November 29th, 2014  
Fantastic. Fav.
November 29th, 2014  
Jo
Brilliant Cuban capture - the old car, the architecture, love it and a fav.
November 29th, 2014  
hehe what a story! glad to hear you and your bike made it to the airport safel! Briljant panning shot!
November 29th, 2014  
What a great end to your Cuban adventure. You need to write a book with all of the stories you have to tell. Very cool shot of this old car. Enjoy your next journey and thanks again for including all of us!
November 29th, 2014  
A really nice lot of panning - with a well chosen coloured car.
November 29th, 2014  
Thank you for showing the old American cars. A big fav here
November 29th, 2014  
Wonderful shot, lovely motion and so fitting to your narrative.
November 29th, 2014  
I have to say I really LOVE hearing about all these adventures. fav
November 29th, 2014  
Awesome shot
November 29th, 2014  
Love this! Very cool shot!
November 29th, 2014  
Brilliant captures of Cuba -- where next?
November 29th, 2014  
Super capture
November 29th, 2014  
This is cool!
November 29th, 2014  
Incredibly well done... Fav!
November 29th, 2014  
Thanks for sharing you Cuba adventures ,and pic.`s . Have a save flight.
November 29th, 2014  
Nice shot, beautiful old car, and panned just right. Fav.
November 29th, 2014  
love this shot & the action & the car colour
November 29th, 2014  
Fabulous action shot ...Fav
November 29th, 2014  
Love the movement, and especially love this color of green!
Fav
November 29th, 2014  
What a fantastic shot. I love how the car is sharp but the background is blurred! Fav!
November 29th, 2014  
Thumbs up for the panning shot... wonderful green in that car. Looking forward to your next adventure.
November 29th, 2014  
Great panning effect. Love the color of the car! Fav.
November 29th, 2014  
Glad to see that you made it in and out of Cuba in one piece my adventurous friend! I will have to wander through your shots from this leg of your journey- one of which I'm sure will astound me as we do not see a lot of info coming out of Cuba. Great shot here- such a colorful car and what I would expect from remembering the Cuban quarters in Orlando.
November 30th, 2014  
I love this. Great motion shot. Fav! Your story was wonderful, too. Have a safe trip and I'll be looking forward to see where you are going next.
November 30th, 2014  
You have such a wonderful attitude towards life, Leana. I do think you get more out of it than most people just by knowing to enjoy each little thing. Have enjoyed learning about Cuba through your shots. Happy adventures and a safe journey.
November 30th, 2014  
Such a grant capture!!!! The dof is wonderful and the car!!! Great color and love the motion shot. fav More adventures to enjoy on the way soon!!!!
November 30th, 2014  
So you experienced Cuba. a very colorful country from what I remember. have to go back to see what you were up to. thanks for dropping by, Leana. life has bin quite hectic lately and I don't seem to have so much lately to spend on 365 as I would like.
November 30th, 2014  
amazeballs
November 30th, 2014  
Very cool shot!!! Congrats on pp!!!!
November 30th, 2014  
oh and FAV!!!!
November 30th, 2014  
@milaniet Hie, hie, hie, I make it sound a bit more romantic that what it was! :-O It was not a nice old car like this, but an old fucked-up Mazda!! I swear to God, I thought we were going to lose the bike along the way. This was, obviously, not a normal taxi, but a friend of a friend!! The “taxi” sign stuck to the front window must have taken them the whole night to make!! Once I imagined watching this spectacle from the side of the road, I could not stop giggling.
November 30th, 2014  
Uitstekend!!!..... Its not only the car thats brilliant green, the whole setting and photo are brilliant!!! Well done.
November 30th, 2014  
Sue
Fabulous image Leana ... sorry I couldn't stop laughing at your narrative. Glad you made it to the airport in one piece with the bike in tact. :p
November 30th, 2014  
Love the colours, the panning and all those arches - just have to keep looking!
November 30th, 2014  
excellent panning !
November 30th, 2014  
Really wonderful. Love the sense of motion.
November 30th, 2014  
this is just a great shot - love your commentary and amazing life. Wishing you safe travels to your next destination.
November 30th, 2014  
A fantastic combination of colour, motion, story ... poor trustee bike! I am sure the miles that bike has ridden he will survive a taxi ride!
November 30th, 2014  
Brilliant capture and a great splash of green. As always a wonderful story to go with it. I so look forward to your postings. Where to after Cuba? Fav
November 30th, 2014  
Just one of the many stories to make the journey more colorful! Like this car a bright and vivid memory! terrific panning shot!
November 30th, 2014  
Perfect panning! Brilliant set of Cuba photos.
November 30th, 2014  
@leananiemand Hope you plane is in a better condition. (Thanks for you nice comment and the fav. Much appreciated)
November 30th, 2014  
Magnificent capture, fav, and congrats on making the PP. So glad you and your bike arrived in one piece--where to next I wonder.
December 1st, 2014  
Always an adventure. This car is not only old but huge. Looks like it's fully loaded, too.
December 1st, 2014  
Great classic shot !!
December 1st, 2014  
Great capture and story. You will have so many memories
December 1st, 2014  
I love that bright green car. Sounds like a fun ride to the airport!
December 1st, 2014  
Hubby would like that green car please :) I can only imagine that ride to the airport............sounds fab!
December 1st, 2014  
Brilliant shot. :-) Fav. Never grow tired of your travel stories...
December 1st, 2014  
so well done. i dont get panning shots right atall. sounds great. we got a taxi in lima once and had to hold the door shut as it kept flying open! experiences not to be forgotten though! bon voyage :-)
December 2nd, 2014  
We've had a few 'interesting' taxi rides in our time but thankfully lived to tell the tale. Super panning shot of this beautiful old car, the colours work so well here. Fav.
December 2nd, 2014  
Fabulous, fav.
December 2nd, 2014  
wonderful shot .... loved reading about your trip to the airport... thanks for showing us some of Cuba ..... fav
December 3rd, 2014  
Hi Leana where is your new pics? Can't wait.
December 3rd, 2014  
What a fabulous farewell shot to Cuba! Loved the story!
December 3rd, 2014  
Love your Cuba images! This is fantastic and a fav!
December 4th, 2014  
Fabulous! Fav
December 4th, 2014  
Jo
What a fabulous shot, it would look great as a print, I really love it. Fav
December 4th, 2014  
Congrats on the TT .... fab shot and a great story! :)
December 5th, 2014  
Congratulations on TT Leana.
December 5th, 2014  
So glad to see this on TT
December 5th, 2014  
A wonderful shot on the TT
December 5th, 2014  
Congrats on the TT. This is an awesome shot! Great job with the panning!
December 6th, 2014  
Very cool panning shot! Safe travels!!
December 7th, 2014  
Great to see this on TT! Congrats!
December 7th, 2014  
Stunning Cuba photo - brilliant panning - congrats on TT
December 7th, 2014  
Glad to see this on the TT! A refreshing piece to see. Fav and congrats.
December 8th, 2014  
Great shot! Congrat's on the TT! Instant FAV!!!
December 10th, 2014  
Congrats on TT!!!! Very cool!!!
December 11th, 2014  
FAV -- what a fabulous image you captured to depict "Cuba". Glad to hear your bike made it safely to the airport!
December 27th, 2014  
I love how you get the motion so well!!! what a trip!
January 11th, 2015  
I have so enjoyed your trip to Cuba, love following your adventures.
January 30th, 2015  
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