Ten years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused havoc along the East Coast. The hurricane’s winds topped out at 165 miles per hour and clocked at 105 as the storm reached shore at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The storm was the worst in 2003 in terms of its costly damage.
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Baltimore photographer Lisa Dierolf Shires recently visited Cuba’s capital Havana on a photography trip in February. Shires and a fellow photographer friend did the research, practiced their Spanish and came up with a logistical plan. The duo made it to Cuba by way of Cancun – barely making their flight after they ran into complications in purchasing their tickets in Mexico. After converting Canadian dollars to Mexican pesos for flights at a terrible exchange rate and adapting to changes in original plans and funds, they focused their stay in the capital city. “The people were very patient with our Spanish and were very kind,” Shires said. “There was a separation between old and young on the contentment of the condition of the country.” The difference being that the younger generation was ready for change and access to information, she explained.
The Darkroom caught up with Shires who talked about Old Havana, its people, culture and daily life in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba.
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Primitive Biathlon, the Lancaster bomber Just Jane could be airworthy soon, Danica Patrick beats the men in Daytona 500, a Mount Rushmore made of cheese and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 31 Photo Brief: Fiscal cliff plan emerges, why 2012 was the worst year for elephants, 2013 celebrations
Fiscal cliff plan emerges in U.S. Congress, why 2012 was the worst year for elephants, 2013 celebrations and more in today’s daily photo brief.
The storm’s powerful winds and rains were blamed for at least 65 deaths in several Caribbean countries, including 51 in Haiti.
Fifty years ago, the U.S. and the Soviet Union headed toward the brink of a nuclear nightmare over Russian missiles being placed in Cuba that faced north toward the United States.
Bugs for dinner, painting Pakistani bodybuilders, an ancient tomb for bulls and more in today’s daily brief.