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Plaza De Dolores, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 2011[open in full screen]  

 
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Pleasant and shady Plaza de Dolores, a former marketplace is now dominated by the 18th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores. After a fire in the 1970s, the church was rebuilt as a concert hall . Many restaurants and cafes flank this square. Me, being obsessed with graffiti, found one wall with pretty artistic one on this plaza.

  This place is ideal for sensing more than seeing all kind of limits that young generation in Cuba is facing. Limits in freedoms, limits in travel possibilities, limits in TV programs, limits in goods in the stores, etc. But all limits are not always bad. Limits in consumerism is good, limits in pollution is good, education and health care without limits is also good.
  Look at these youths after their school day is finished. Do you think that all of those limits will prevent them from the progress waiting for them in the near future? I am quite positive that they are ready.

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ceremonial
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