owenSoft.net - The people project http://owensoft.net/ Pictures of people from around the world. en http://owensoft.net http://owensoft.net/favicon.ico owenSoft.net http://owensoft.net/ On the street, Havana (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/ <p>When walking around Havana it is very hard to tell a tourist from local - at least from my perspective. And the Cubans do not seem to mind your presence at all which is a welcoming experience. There are is a mishmash of Europeans and locals in Havana making it a nice city to walk around. Very few Hustlers and vagrants. People just go about their business and hang out by the water front.</p><p>Everybody smokes - you can buy cigarettes at the ice cream parlor. Beer is as cheap as water. Cubans are either going about their business or waiting in a line. There are lines everywhere but Cubans seem unbothered by the waiting - you can easily tell by the lack of cars honking at intersections.</p><p>The women are very fashionable in bright colours and fishnet stockings from a very young age, especially on weekend nights. All the airport female staff and school girls wear hot khaki mini skirts. The police however wear pants and I saw (on multiple occasions) 2 female police officers giving traffic tickets - you would never see that in Jamaica. Overall the people are kind and welcoming and will try to meet to half way if you do not know any Spanish.<br /></p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1966.jpg" alt="Pollo = chicken but there was none there I checked" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1967.jpg" alt="Taking pictures for tips." /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1968.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1969.jpg" alt="Police" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1970.jpg" alt="School girls" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1971.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1972.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1973.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1974.jpg" alt="Phone Bank" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1975.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1976.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2291/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2016-05-13 18:19:38 Street Wifi, Havana (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/ <p>I assume that no one has internet in their homes so it is common to see people sitting outside resturants, bars and hotels using the government wifi. Skyping, facetime and general internet stuff. Sometimes even late into the night.<br />I doubt it is free. Though I never tried to join them. I had to pay 2 CUC for my 1 hour internet card that I could only use in the hotel lobby. The hotel wifi did not reach the room that I was staying it. I found the same wifi hotspots all over havana that accepted the same cards - even in the airport. At most you would see only 2 wifi names which is in contrast to the 10 or so you would see in anywhere in Jamaica.<br />No free wifi anywhere. However I did not miss the absence of the internet. There have all the latest iphones, androids, tablets and blackberry phones.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1925.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1926.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1927.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1928.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1929.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1930.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1931.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1932.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2285/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2016-04-30 19:31:07 Graduation (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/ <p>You know a school is too big when the graduation is spread over 4 days and 2 shifts just so the school and accommodate all the students needing to graduate. I had not been on the campus in about 14 years. So what better opportunity is there than when 500 people walking around.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1660.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1659.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1658.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1657.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1661.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1662.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1663.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1664.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1665.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1666.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2208/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2015-08-11 07:20:06 Wedding guests (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2085/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2085/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1274.jpg" /></a><p>Everybody is paparazzi</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2085/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2014-10-21 19:42:06 This is one of those times (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1957/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1957/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1169.jpg" /></a><p>when you look back at a picture you took in 2005 and it looks like George Lucas is sitting in the background. He kinda looks a bit like Kenny Rogers too.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1957/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2013-11-23 22:34:32 Bridgetown (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1851/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1851/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1073.jpg" /></a><p>People shopping</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1851/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2013-06-05 14:58:44 Reading on the beach (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1737/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1737/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/980.jpg" /></a><p>I think its a kindle.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1737/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2012-10-10 07:21:20 Tourists in the Park (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1687/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1687/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/939.jpg" /></a><p>Around Barbados you will see Tourist walking freely about the place.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1687/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2012-07-11 13:30:59 Lunch at the Beach (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1660/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1660/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/916.jpg" /></a><p>In Bdos. There is nothing like lunch on the beach with family and friends. Of course I don&#039;t know these people, I&#039;m just snapping a picture of them to illustrated my point.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1660/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2012-05-24 15:02:24 2 White Girls and a Old man (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1651/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1651/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/907.jpg" /></a><p>While in a club in Barbados I took a picture of a old man taking a picture of 2 whites drinking Banks. I hoped to create a glitch in the matrix.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1651/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2012-05-14 16:23:01 Happy St. Patrick's Day! (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1632/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1632/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/891.jpg" /></a><p>A bunch of young people having a St. Patrick&#039;s Day beach party...</p> <p><strong>by Mad Bull</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1632/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2012-03-17 18:52:26 Stingray City, Baby! (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1360/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1360/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/672.jpg" /></a><p>This pic was taken about a half mile offshore at Stingray City, where the sandy bottom raises to just beneath the surface in a semi-circular spot about 100 feet wide. There is a man standing in the water with stingrays swimming all around. His baby girl is on his shoulders because she refused to go in the water with the stingrays...</p><p>I joined them in the water after taking the pics. One of the stingrays touched me too, while swimming by...</p> <p><strong>by Mad Bull</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1360/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2010-04-12 04:52:50 Lorna (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1349/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1349/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/665.jpg" /></a><p>Di Techa</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1349/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2010-03-01 10:42:11 Jamster (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1350/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1350/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/666.jpg" /></a><p>...</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1350/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2010-03-01 10:39:55 Michelle (The people project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1351/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1351/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/667.jpg" /></a><p>Serious Business</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1351/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2010-03-01 10:38:00