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Man with unlit cigar

Walking in the streets of Trinidad, my daughter spotted a man being photographed by a couple of tourists. She said « come, let’s go talk to him ». At first I didn’t feel like it, not liking the idea that he was likely asking some money for a few photos of/with him. I quickly surrendered in order to please her and while I was unsuccessfully looking for some small money to give him, he understood my problem and told us to come and sit, that money was not critical. After a small chat digging deep in my rusty elementary Spanish, we finally took two or three photos, and later found a few coins at the bottom of my day pack. So here it is for the only photo I paid for in my life. And finally, considering what those coins meant to me and what they meant to him, and the pleasure brought by this short conversation, one has to admit it was a good deal, regardless of the photos then taken.

I later discovered a photo of the same man on TE (by jemaflor). Same hat and similar unlit cigar. That made me think: given seven billions people and supposing absolute random, what is the probability that the same person appears twice on TE? Very very slim! Anyway, what’s good about this photo is that the man so much says « Cuba » with few elements: his physiognomy, his hat, his nice embroidered shirt, … and the cigar.

Kofman, SnapRJW, jhm, adores, annjackman, ChrisJ has marked this note useful

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