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A potential friend

With most homes in Cuba lacking lights, front doors stay open to let in the sunshine in. Onelia believes turning strangers into friends is a Cuban custom, and thus anyone passing by Onelia’s door is her potential friend. As I was the first foreigner to enter her house, she mentioned that it would be so nice if others would come to visit her too.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Cuba
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Oded wagenstein
Awards
Photo of the Day: 11.18.15