Saturday, September 13, 2008

Photo of the Week

For years, Cuban doctors in the town of Tarara east of Havana have treated Ukrainians affected by the 1986 Chernoybl nuclear disaster. Patients and their relatives, like these Ukrainian youth posing as a rainstorm rolls in, flock to the pristine beach.

3 comments:

Al Godar said...

I remember in the 60s to early 80s, being foreigner in Cuba was like being in paradise. Although I was never one of them, I knew many and they all were delighted.
By the end of the 80s however many of them were having troubles and feeling the hardships we all suffered.
When you are a kid there is little chance you will notice any hardship. A quick look at the picture shows 4 girls that should be perfectly happy. But isn't it fear what we see in the face of the girl on the left? Or worry in the second left to right? Isn't faked the smile on the next? Or doubt in the girl on the right?
Are they really happy?
Beautiful picture, by the way.
Saludos,
Al Godar

Tracey Eaton said...

Thanks for the comment. I'm not sure what they were thinking. I was surprised how they all lined up when I took out my camera. The clouds rolling in were really dramatic, but I couldn't quite capture it and wish I had been shooting with a better camera.

Tracey Eaton said...

Al,
By the way, I like the comment on your blog:
NO DISCRIMINO A NADIE POR SER MUY DE IZQUIERDA, MUY DE DERECHA O MUY COMEMIERDA. AQUÍ CABEMOS TODOS.