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The Gardens of the King in the twilight

This is a cropped image to give a panoramic look. I tried to lighten a little the dark part of the picture with "adjust lighting - shadows/highlights" of PhotoShop Elements, but as you can see, the result is the appearance of a lot of noise. Sorry :-)
I like it, anyway.

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Here we are at the entrance of a hotel in Cayo Coco, in the Gardens of the King.

Link to the history of the Gardens of the King:
http://www.jardinesdelrey.cu/idiomas/eng/historia.htm

Gardens of the "king", indeed, not for Cuban people... There is NO resident population there and Cubans who don't work in these small islands are NOT allowed to go there.
We were told that it is for safety and comfort of tourists.

To visit the real Cuba, where Cubans live, we have to cross the sea by a road linking the small islands with the larger island. The road was built with stones arranged in the shallower parts of the ocean and it is closely monitored so as to prevent anyone not authorized.

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