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La Te Da Hotel

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 October 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The La Te Da Hotel, located on Duval Street in Key West, Florida.

Once known as the home of cigar manufacturer Teodoro Perez, it will forever be a part of Key West’s strong ties to Cuba. Teodoro was the owner of the Perez Cigar Factory, one of the largest factories in the 1890’s. This is one of the few grand estates remaining, built by a prominent cigar factory owner. Most of these impressive homes were either razed by fire, damaged by storms or were replaced in the name of progress.

The house is best known for Jose Marti’s speech from the second floor terrace during his visit to Key West on May 3, 1883 to address thousands of Cuban sympathizers. Teodoro Perez welcomed the man who had become the symbol of Cuba’s bid for independence from Spain into his home to raise support and funds for the revolution.

Marti is acclaimed as a national hero in the Cuban Revolution and spoke and wrote passionately for the political and intellectual independence of all Latin Americans. His life’s works were an integral part of the success of the Cuban War of Independence against Spain.

Photo captured September 24, 2013 and processed using PhotoScape with the watercolor pencil filter.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 25 mm

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claudie from le havre, France

Beautiful photo!!

18 Oct 2013 6:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful shot and treatment - vibrant piece of history.

18 Oct 2013 6:37am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

18 Oct 2013 7:54am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbement décoré de bleu, magnifique traitement. Bonne journée.

18 Oct 2013 8:27am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow ... you're right, Franz is going to love this image, as do I!
A great capture and super processing, Steven.

18 Oct 2013 12:15pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition .

18 Oct 2013 1:51pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

You do these better than anyone I have ever seen..just tremendous, Steven! LOVE that name, too...

18 Oct 2013 2:25pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful frame, colors, lights & treatment!

18 Oct 2013 4:02pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

I like how this takes it back almost to a drawing, very good work !~

18 Oct 2013 4:44pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Un traitement magnifique, qui lui va à la perfection....
J'aime ces couleurs.)

18 Oct 2013 5:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother fabulous image - this processing is amazing.

18 Oct 2013 5:12pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Very nice treatment. I like. Thanks for teaching me this history.

18 Oct 2013 5:52pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very welcoming and attractive architecture and love the effect!

18 Oct 2013 7:35pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is fantastic. The blue colors produce a wonderful visual. Superb processing!

18 Oct 2013 8:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very compelling. great detail

18 Oct 2013 10:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That was a beautiful home. I am glad that it was saved and made into a hotel. Wonderful processing!

18 Oct 2013 11:39pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a very nice image. The processing works with the shot nicely.

19 Oct 2013 2:06am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

A really marvelous house here! Interesting note too!

19 Oct 2013 2:57pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

so amazing view
great shot whit full of details

19 Oct 2013 8:56pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Loving that treatment

20 Oct 2013 7:13am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool old mansion. Great processing again.

21 Oct 2013 12:30am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This precessing is prefect for this shot. Well done.

21 Oct 2013 1:20am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent blue and white theme for this treatment.

21 Oct 2013 7:25am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Classic building style. I like the processing very much.

21 Oct 2013 11:12am

franz from Baden, Austria

gorgeous blues in this cool processing !

22 Oct 2013 12:24pm

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Memories... by Judy aka L@dybug