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Dolores mansion

Dolores mansion
This is the old mansion of the former mill "Dolores" (built 1854). Some people now found a home in its ruins. They have their own tower at least. But there are legends about hearing the sound of thick chains rubbing against the floor, the swaying of armchairs, and the footsteps of people in the nights. Some residents say they feel the lament of slaves whipped by their owners and other stories, linked to what was one of the important Cuban sugar mills.
The factory owners had a large number of slaves for the domestic and agricultural work of the cultivation of sugar cane and their industrial work, in addition there were coffee plantations and palm groves, symbols of a splendor based on mistreatment and oppression. As was the custom at the time, the masters built a beautiful house there in 1872, a reflection of a remarkable economy of which there are still elements of its architecture, very deteriorated. The most striking thing is still the tower, which had a huge iron bell, whose tolling called for the endowment of slaves, dispersed in the more than 1600 hectares that made up the heritage.

Erhard Bernstein, Doug Shepherd, Gudrun, photosofghosts and 36 other people have particularly liked this photo

16 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Sad story, beautiful image.
5 weeks ago.
Berny club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks Jaap,...just finished the story after your visit ;-)
5 weeks ago.
©UdoSm club
Dann hat das "Herrenhaus" nun endlich auch einen sozialen Zweck gefunden...
5 weeks ago.
 michael / nureinmoment /
michael / nureinmome… club
Danke für die Geschichte hinter dem Bild, Berny
5 weeks ago.
uwschu club
interessante Geschichte
5 weeks ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Touching image, sad story.
5 weeks ago.
Boro club
Superbe *********
5 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
A sad background story, but it must have looked magnificent in its time. The laundry gives a more "down to earth" touch.
5 weeks ago.
J.Garcia club
Now a daily living imposes itself to a past hard to forget
Circumstances change but life goes on
Beautiful images and splendid text, Berny
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Jean-louis Thiaudiere
Jean-louis Thiaudier… club
Histoire intéressante.
5 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
This must have been a very impressive building at one time............and now you've captured it in all it's fading glory. It's good to see that it's providing a home for some people (who may not otherwise have one). The closer view of the tower in the PiP is excellent.

An interesting but tragic background story too.
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain club
5 weeks ago.
Pilago club
Da kommst du langsam nach Santa Clara, dort war ich auch.
5 weeks ago.
Berny club has replied to Pilago club
Diesmal sind wir nördlich vorbei, aber in meinen anderen Kuba-Alben findest Du zahlreiche Bilder aus Santa Clara ;-) Danke Dir!
5 weeks ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
gut - gerade mit der Wäsche.
5 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Buena imagen y confección de la historia; al menos aquí aún queda vida.
5 weeks ago.

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