"Camagüey is a city and municipality in central Cuba and is the nation's third largest city. It is the capital of the Camagüey Province.
After almost continuous attacks from pirates the original city (founded as Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe around 1515 on the northern coast)
was moved inland in 1528. The new city was built with a confusing lay-out of winding alleys that made it easier to defend it from any raiders. There are many blind alleys and forked streets that lead to squares of different sizes. There is only one exit from the city; should pirates ever return and succeed in entering the city, the hope was that the local inhabitants would be able to entrap and kill them.
The old city layout resembles a real maze, with narrow, short streets always turning in a direction or another. After Henry Morgan burned the city in the 17th century, it was designed like a maze so attackers would find it hard to move around inside the city." [cited: Wikipedia 2013]All photographic content on this website is copyright and owned by ©Microcosm Photography - Lorraine Susak [Weitzel]. If you would like to utilize any of my photographs and/or images for personal or commercial purposes, please contact me for further details and written permission. All Rights Reserved."While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see." ~Dorothea Lange