Cuban street players, Trinidad

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These guys had it sussed.  They played outside the cathedral in Trinidad all day.  They wore a green ‘uniform’ and were on the money with their playing.  The guy, second from the right, sat on a box with half a dozen metal tongs over a sound box.  He played great bass riffs on it looking like he was just sitting there with his hands by his side.  The young guy has some great guitar chops, but whenever he started getting too fancy, the others would give him a look and pull him back in.

The Lace Makers of Burano

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Taken in the lace museum in Burano, these ladies are the last of the city’s lace makers. Their work is so fine and they sit quietly stitching all day. A significant piece of lace can take years to make, and thus once a machine was designed that could do this work, the market for hand stitched lace disappeared. A document to a passing skill.