Santiago — carnival city | Explore

Santiago, Cuba’s second-largest city, has long been a hotbed of culture — and it comes to a blaze each July, as Santiago’s unique annual Carnival, centred on the feast of St James the Apostle, takes over. Donna Yawching explains the historical roots of Santiago Carnival, and why it’s a time of year when no one expects to get much sleep

Heat and noise, colour and chaos: Santiago de Cuba’s July Carnival overwhelms all the senses. Photo by Torukojin/iStockphoto.com

Caribbean spirit

US photographer Wyatt Gallery's images reflect a part of the Caribbean that is often ignored — or perhaps not ever seen — by the average holiday visitor. These images taken during a six-month journey around the Caribbean, capture the spirituality that emanates from particular places and buildings, whether they are religious or secular. They form part of a study that Gallery is continuing in Trinidad and Tobago on a Fulbright scholarship
Photographer Wyatt Gallery in Carriacou