Thursday, January 10, 2008     « El Valle Prehistórico (Moose) »


I took this photo at a strange Cuban roadside attraction called El Valle Prehistórico. We paid 1 peso each to enter and 1 peso each to take pictures. Fidel's revolution began in the Sierra Maestra mountains and the land this attraction sits on was a former farm that had been pertinent to their activities in the countryside. The premise of the place was cheesy; life-sized plaster dioramas featuring caveman era vignettes. There was a dinosaur area on the other side, but the place was so big and the sun so hot, we skipped it. Despite the cheese (which was awesome in its own right) the landscape was stunning, covered in carpet of flowing, golden grass, dotted with cactus and other interesting plant-life, and backed by the majestic Sierra Maestra mountain-scape. I love my grasses so it was pretty near heaven.


If you have any interest in my botanical photography I am posting a plant-related photo everyday over here. Expect to see Cuban photos for the next week or so.

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