Trinidad transportation, One of many special taxis (Moskwich 2140 SL- 1983 to 1988)

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Trinidad transportation consist mostly of bicycles, horse drawn carts, vintage american cars and few relics from soviet auto industry.

After one evening in town, we took a taxi to the hotel (12 km). The rates are relatively uniform, so we accepted an offer for a ride, without seeing the actual taxi. It turned up to be a white Moskwitch.

The car started rather noisily, as we started to roll. Soon the cabin was filled with exhaust fumes. Holding our breath, with all windows open, we survived the 15 minutes ride. The driver was happy to get paid and apologetic for the car condition.

All you can do in this situation is to smile!

• La Libra: "Free" markets are government stands, often outside of the ration stores, which sell rather cheaply produce & overstock of products, not included in libreta ration cards.

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Comments (47)

Woody Dragan on January 2, 2013


Voar Alto on January 2, 2013

Good shot.LK: Greetings,Eduardo.

Tomros on January 3, 2013

Ana Maria, relic yes but in a shape like it just left the factory yesterday!!

Mir Bashir on January 3, 2013

Beautiful colour of the car... LIKE

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on January 4, 2013

Oh! I had first car once!



Georgi B. Todorov on January 6, 2013

:)))Moskwich ... communist relics.Interesting series!LIKE

Dušan Railfan on January 8, 2013

Nice car,Like23!

Giannino NO VIEWS on January 9, 2013

also old soviet cars in Cuba ... I did not know it ... - L I K E - all the best from Rome - Gianni

Tomros on January 10, 2013

They have Lada, Moskwich, Volga and many russian trucks.

Did not see any Skoda, Trabant or Wartburg

Yolanda LS on January 13, 2013

Muy representativas las imagenes de Cuba! "La Libra" equilibrio?? LK, saludos.

BritPlom on January 13, 2013

Cubans are clever to maintain such crap cars in working order!


Greetings, François

Antoine Jasser on January 13, 2013

Colorful Trinidad!!!!!!
Amazing condition on the taxi...
Better maintained than Chicago's taxi's!!!!
Well captured...
L 27

Moni Quayle on January 13, 2013

Hi Tomros,

Great picture, great color and a wonderful shot. LIKE and have a nice week, moni

Jabrus on January 14, 2013

Bonita captura. Like. Esta mejor que nuevo. Buen tiro.

Erik van den Ham on January 14, 2013

Great shot and a wonderful combination of colors.....mean, green & Russian!

Saludos, Erik

Tomros on January 19, 2013

John, if you like old cars, definitely visit Cuba (through Canada)

brian gillman on January 23, 2013

I love the strong colours in your recent uploads, Tomas. The taxi in this photo seems remarkably well-looked-after.

Best wishes, Brian.

Bruce Edwards on January 26, 2013

Me encanta(32) los colores vibrantes y composicion. Favorita (5)

Ivan Logvinov on April 1, 2013

Nice old Russian car!
Best wishes from Russia!

Lucien Kivit on May 26, 2013

One picture, two stories. Very well captured beautiful picture, LIKE 35, regards Lucien

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 31, 2012
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/12/07 13:31:11
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash