I grew up running the mountain muddy of Sabanilla, climbing clumps of coconuts, fishing in sewers, dreaming of kites, inventing his rods between majaes and frogs, chipojos and santanillas. They said recently, with scientific giggle: «It is impossible for it to snow» and I noticed Sabanilla. When I told everyone the story at… Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Curiosities
And then, like a bird of interwoven threads of the rarest celestial metal, or a silver wine floating in a space ship, lost all gravity, the violin solo arrived … « Anthony Burgess The maestro José Alberto García Alfonso has been inserted for more than six decades in the cultural environment of the Athens of… Continue Reading »
Some time ago my friend and old worker in the sugar industry, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, sent me this collaboration. Really was oblivious to the existence of this activity, after I searched the internet and learned more about it. Today I share your collaboration so that we all know more about our first industry. Camels for… Continue Reading »
During the celebration of the 144th anniversary of the founding of the hermitage of Monserrat in Matanzas, the specialists of the Provincial Historical Archive found a book of visitor records dating from the year 19º5. The book was enabled since that year, but began to be used in 19º7, when the first signatures registered in… Continue Reading »
A Zil brand truck, from a state-owned company, traveled alone, without control, a block from Rio Street, in the city of Matanzas, to the Middle School of Music, where it stopped when it hit the wall of the institution educational. Eyewitnesses informed me that the vehicle moved peacefully. He did not collide with any vehicle… Continue Reading »
Two 43-pound pumpkins each star in the harvest at the El Mogote farm, in the municipality of Limonar, belonging to the Agricultural Unit of the Construction and Assembly Company of Matanzas. The four employees of the center use organic fertilizer in the treatment of agricultural products as a guarantee of quality and natural growth. Julio… Continue Reading »
Looking through the Biographical Dictionary, Mil Criollos of the 19th century, of the historian César García del Pino, it was impossible not to notice on page 241, specifically in the age of one of the first journalists in Cuba.
Life is full of mysteries. Riddles that one does not get to unravel. Roads that repeat themselves, for better or for worse. Inevitable paths. Déjá vu or no, at the most unexpected moment you are surprised by a stamp of the past that you believe, or not, to have lived already.
It seems almost impossible not to notice his presence. From the natives to the outsiders they know it exists. Some are sympathizers, others detractors. The truth is that they want it or not there is, tangible, immobile, with the certainty that at some point will be useful and even essential.
Today we will try to return Matanzas from our seats. We will not walk through downtown neighborhoods, our footsteps will not meet the narrow streets yumurinas, or we will approach to emblematic institutions of the historical center.