Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Boniato prison

I took a wrong turn while going to El Cobre in eastern Cuba and wound up stopping an a restaurant perched on a hill. It was a sweltering hot day. I bought a bottle of water and went outside to look at the view.
I could see Santiago de Cuba in the distance. Then I looked down below and noticed there was a prison.
Residents told me it's called Boniato prison. A high-resolution photo of the facility is above, and a lower resolution photo below.


4 comments:

Laz Red said...

i had a lunch in this restaurant 30 years ago.

Tracey Eaton said...

wow, really? are you from eastern Cuba?

Laz Red said...

at that time i had a 35 mm russian camera and we shoot photos on the restaurant but there was a sign which warned that nobody could not photograph the landscape around.
i'm not a palestinian, jajajajaja,... but my wife is. i'm from "cuatro caminos" just where the "mercado unico" was [remember a while back when two women dissidents staged a public protest] on the border of old havana and "centro habana".
1982 was the last time i went to santiago de cuba to receive the annual award of philosophy. a year later i was in prison. funny, eh?!

Tracey Eaton said...

that's interesting. I was surprised that there were no signs saying you couldn't photograph the prison when I was there.
yes, I've been to Cuatro Caminos... you must miss Cuba - not the prison, of course. much better to photograph it from above, then experience what's inside, I'm sure