Conor O'Mearain@cawks

Photographer, D8 resident, occasional marathon runner, fan of La Habana. Posting mainly #travel images from #cawkscuba #archive #iphone and #cawkseye

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Conor O'Mearain

A tomato seller outside a local ‘bodega’ in Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus province, Cuba. The Cuban bodegas are ration stores where locals can buy monthly staples such as o cooking oil, rice & beans, using their ‘libreta’, or ration booklet.
© Conor Ó Mearáin
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#cuba #trinidad #sanctispiritus #carribean #cawks #cawkseye #cawkscuba #bodega #store #tomatoes #market #travel #travelling #travelphotography #traveldeeper #bbctravel #guardiantravelsnaps #cntraveler #mytravelgram #mytinyatlas #travelgram #passionpassport #travelwithfathom #letsgoplaces #canonphotography # 5dmarkiii #lightroom #canon


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WiFi hotspots are dotted throughout Havana, near big hotels and public parks, and it’s where people gather, using the internet to talk to family members abroad, and of course to surf the web. This spot is beside La Coppelia ice cream parlour near the junction of Avenida 23 y L in Vedado.
© 2018 Conor Ó Mearáin
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#cuba #havana #lahabana #vedado #carribean #cawks #cawkseye #cawkscuba #travel #travelling #travelphotography #traveldeeper #bbctravel #guardiantravelsnaps #cntraveler #mytravelgram #mytinyatlas #travelgram #passionpassport #travelwithfathom #letsgoplaces #canonphotography #5dmarkiv #lightroom #canon #wifi #hotspot #smartphone


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‘It’s my only protection... but it’s not much use against a gun!’
I was asked to photograph at a house that had been shot up back in September. The owner showed me the bullet holes in the windows and walls, remarking that there had been two guns used as there were bullets of different calibres found... I photographed the damaged walls & windows, but he didn’t want to be photographed himself. I saw an ornamental dagger on his sofa and asked was it for his own protection. He said it was but that it wouldn’t be much use against a gun. He allowed me to photograph his hand holding it...
Gunmen returned two weeks later and shot him dead... he will be buried tomorrow Friday. May he rest in peace.
© 2018 Conor Ó Mearáin
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#cawks #cawkseye #dublin #crime #murder #guns #dagger #rip #tattoo #bw #death


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Street art graffiti on the wall of La Coubre Train Station, in Habana Vieja, by street artist Fabián @ttttteoe whose tag 2 + 2 = 5? can be seen around central Havana. Street art, graffiti and stencils seem to be much more common now in Havana, much of it seeming to have overt political intent while some is more opaque artistic expression.
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#cuba #havana #habana #habanavieja #supermalo5 #cawkseye #cawkscuba #carribean #streetart #graffiti #graffitiart #bbctravel #guardiancities #guardiantravelsnaps #mytripmyadventure #mytravelgram #mytinyatlas #bbctravel #vsco #liveauthentic #streetphotography #canonphotography #canon #canon5dmarkiv #lightroom


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Calle 70, Buena Vista, Havana. Buena Vista is a neighbourhood in the west of Havana between Marianao and Miramar. Despite its association with the musicians and film, it’s off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.. I just happened upon it while out rambling and getting lost.. looking for pictures, looking for the ‘real’ Havana. © 2013 Conor Ó Mearáin
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#cuba #havana #lahabana #buenavista #buenavistasocialclub #carribean #cawks #cawkseye #cawkscuba #travel #travelling #travelphotography #traveldeeper #bbctravel #guardiantravelsnaps #mytravelgram #mytinyatlas #travelgram #passionpassport #travelwithfathom #letsgoplaces #unionjack #havanalicious #women #city #canonphotography #5dmarkii #lightroom


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Security guards at La Coppelia, Havana’s famous and much loved outdoor ice cream parlour. Habaneros love their ice cream, and long queues form at the various entrances to La Coppelia, requiring beady eyed guards to make sure no one dodges the queue... they take their jobs very seriously. It’s situated by the junction of 23 y L and is a major rendezvous & departure point for collectivo taxis plying routes to outer city districts. © 2018 Conor Ó Mearáin
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#cuba #havana #lahabana #vedado #carribean #cawks #cawkseye #cawkscuba #travel #travelling #travelphotography #traveldeeper #bbctravel #guardiantravelsnaps #mytravelgram #mytinyatlas #travelgram #passionpassport #travelwithfathom #letsgoplaces #icecream #lacoppelia #men #city #security #havanalicious #canonphotography #5dmarkiv #lightroom


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‘English public school is a great preparation for prison..’
We met Rod Eley while visiting the Stasi Museum in Berlin... He’s a former leader of the Communist Party of Ireland (ML) and publisher of History Ireland magazine, and he spent time in both Mountjoy and Crumlin Road prisons because of his political activism.
© 2018 Conor Ó Mearáin
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#cawks #cawkseye @rgallr #berlin #germany #stasimuseum #city #portrait #portraitphotography #travel #politics #communism #travelgram #wanderlust #history #museum #chance #serendipity #guardiancities #bbctravel #travelphotography #canon #canonphotography #canon5dmarkiv #lightroom


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Memorial to Ernst Thälmann, leader of the Communist Party of Germany - executed in Buchenwald in 1944... while in Kreuzberg a shop owner waters his plant.
© 2018 Conor Ó Mearáin
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#cawks #cawkseye #berlin #germany #ernstthälmann #ernstthälmannpark #history #communism #city #cityscape #blue #nightphotography #nighttime #travel #man #sculpture #streetphotography #travelgram #wanderlust #guardiancities #bbctravel #travelphotography #canon #canonphotography #canon5dmarkiv #lightroom


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