You're on vacation and your taking photos so you can remember your time on vacation...
Don't forget to use the environment to tell a story and let people know where you are.
Take a look at the image above. Its a street musician. The same kind of street musician you could find anywhere. What I did to show where I was, was to place the Street Musician in Havana in front of the Cuban flag to help tell a more complete story.
If you look at the images I took at the Tropicana below you will see the difference between telling a story and just taking a snapshot.
The first image seen above could have been taken anywhere, at any show seen in various cities around the world... but the second image below tells you where I was, I incorporated the Tropicana logo.
The Tropicana is world famous for being opened in 1939 by investment by the Italian Mob in Havana. You can even see the dates 1939 to 2017 to show how long this very cool club has been in operation.
The spectacular showplace that became The Tropicana evolved out of a Depression-era bohemian nightclub called Edén Concert, operated by Cuban impresario Victor de Correa. One day, two casino operators approached de Correa about opening a combination casino and cabaret on property on the outskirts of Havana rented from Guillermina Pérez Chaumont, known as Mina.
The operators felt that the tropical gardens of her Villa Mina, would provide a lush natural setting for an outdoor cabaret. They cut a deal, and in December 1939, de Correa moved his company of singers, dancers and musicians into a converted mansion located on the estate. De Correa provided the food and entertainment, while Rafael Mascaro and Luis Bular operated the casino located in the chandeliered dining room of the estate's mansion.
Originally known as El Beau Site, de Correa decided to rename the club Tropicana, because of its tropical atmosphere and "na" after the last syllable of the original owner, Mina. With a fanfare from the Alfredo Brito Orchestra, the Club Tropicana, opened on December 30, 1939.
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