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Cuba Travel Photos #45 – The Architecture of Old Havana – Part Five

More Cuban travel photos to come… All photographs were taken by Jennifer Jigour in Cuba at the end of November of 2014. Until next time, PEACE, LOVE, & CREATIVITY, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel Advertisements

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Cuba Travel Photos #44 – The Architecture of Old Havana – Part Four

More Cuban travel photos to come… All photographs were taken by Jennifer Jigour in Cuba at the end of November of 2014. Until next time, PEACE, LOVE, & CREATIVITY, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuba Travel Photos #41 – The Architecture of Old Havana – Part One

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour  taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuba Travel Photos #39 – Community Mosaic Art Project – Part Two

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour  taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuba Travel Photos #38 – Community Mosaic Art Project – Part One

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour  taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuba Travel Photos #36 – Art Block Print From Cienfuegos, Cuba

Just one Cuban image today. Today I’d like to honor the artist of this work. This is the only work of art I purchased in Cuba. Being an artist myself it is difficult to find room on the walls for … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #35 – The Symphony in Cienfuegos

Meet the Symphony in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Instead of describing how awesome they are. You should see yourself. Please view the video below, Which I believe is the Cuban national song. 🙂 Can I just say before you watch the YouTube … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #34 – Ernest Hemingway’s Home in Havana – The Interior

Hemingway’s bedroom in Cuba. After he passed away his family donated his home to the Cuban government. Everything was left as it was when Hemingway left his home for the last time. Everything is still in it’s place. It is … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #32 – Puppy Love in Cuba

Happy Almost Valentines Day! To celebrate all the difference kinds of love in the world lets look at some of the love we found in Cuba’s Furry Friends. 🙂 This little guy was so friendly. He reminded us of our … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #31 – Cienfuegos in The Morning

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour  taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Artist/Author Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuba Travel Photos #30 – Cienfuegos at Night

These are not the most dazzling collection of photos from our Cuba tour. However, the lack of imagery is important to note. I’m glad that I didn’t push myself to take another hundred photos in Cienfuegos. With the lack of … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #29 – Cienfuegos Cuba at Dusk

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour and Chris Tann taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Artist/Author Websites Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel 

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Cuba Travel Photos #28 – More of Trinidad

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour and Chris Tann taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuban Travel Photos #27 – Trinidad From Up High

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour and Chris Tann taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuban Travel Photos #26 – Art in Trinidad – Oil Painting and Pastels

Meet the Artist. She built her art studio herself in Trinidad. It took her ten years to develop her body of artwork. Here she is showing us various publications around the world that have published her artwork. Below are some … Continue reading

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Cuban Travel Photos #24 – The Cars of Cuba – Part Four

More Cuban photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour and Chris Tann taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuban Travel Photos #23 – The Cars of Cuba – Part Three

More Cuban Car photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour and Chris Tann taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – The Graphic Novel

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Cuban Travel Photos #22 – The Cars of Cuba – Part Two

In Cienfuegos. In Havana. More Cuban Car photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer Jigour and Chris Tann taken in Cuba during Thanksgiving week 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer Author/Artist Website Secret Agent Moscow – … Continue reading

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Cuban Travel Photos #21 – The Cars of Cuba and Other Forms of Transportation – Part One

Okay, not a car, but some Cuban really do still get around with a horse and carriage. Parked just outside Hemingway’s house in Havana. In Old Havana. In Trinidad. More Cuban Car photos to come… All photographs are by Jennifer … Continue reading

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Cuban Travel Photos #20 – Museo Romántico – The Romantic Museum in Trinidad – Part Three

The courtyard. Most Cuban homes like these had the living portion on the second floor. The first floor was for animals and storage. A Cuban bathtub. A Cuban toilet. The Kitchen. Awesome looking stand to hold fine glasses. The dinning … Continue reading

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Cuban Travel Photos #19 – Museo Romántico – The Romantic Museum in Trinidad – Part Two

Everyone thought that this globe was suppose to contain some kind of secret stash of alcohol, but the real function of this furniture piece was a sewing box. View of the church in the Plaza Mayor. All photographs are by … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #18 – Museo Romántico -The Romantic Museum in Trinidad – Part One

At the entrance to Museo Romantico with a view of the Plaza Mayor in Trinidad, Cuba. The furniture in this home is not original to the location. It was collected through donations from people in Cuba who had furniture and … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #17 – The Plaza Mayor in Trinidad

All photographs were taken by Jennifer Jigour with the exception of the last image I’m in which was taken by Chris Tann on November 27th 2014. Until next time, Peace, Love and Creativity, Jennifer Artist/Author Website Secret Agent Moscow – … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #16 – Museum of the Bay of Pigs – Museo Giron

The outside of the Museo Giron. Some of the artifacts. A view of a tank from the Bay of Pigs. These are shoes were worn by a Cuban woman who was killed during the invasion. All photo by Jennifer Jigour … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #15 – Thanksgiving 2014 at The Bay of Pigs

Welcome to the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. We went swimming here on Thanksgiving Day… …and learned about Cuba’s ecosystem and their efforts to maintain Cuba’s habitat from invasive species. Our speaker invited us to Thanksgiving lunch at his place … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #14 – Guinea Pig Roulette

Meet Fifi. Fifi is a guinea pig and proud participant in a Cuban past time called Guinea Pig Roulette. Here our fellow Insite Cuba member, Karen, makes a bet on one of the houses along the perimeter of the roulette table. … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #12 – Paladar “La Guarida” location of the 1993 Oscar nominated film “Fresa y Chocolate”

Still only day three of our Cuba trip on our one night to ourselves in Havana. This is the restaurant we went to called La Guarida. La Guarida is famous for being one of the locations in the film “Fresa … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #10 – Streets of Havana in a Classic Car

In Havana. City Streets…lots of dogs running free. A typical rainy day with waves splashing over the road. Cars still drove across them anyway. We drove in a cool classic car on our one free night to ourselves. View from … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #9 – The Magnificent Cemetery Colon, the most important burial ground of the Caribbean

No words needed here – just pictures this time. Until next time, Peace, Love & Creativity, Jennifer

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Cuban Travel Photos #8 – Afro-Cuban Dance & Drums in Havana

This was another highlight of the trip. This company combines Afro-Cuban dance and music in one Cubans are very proud of their support of empowering women. Traditionally, women were not allowed to touch the sacred African drum. This company specifically … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #7 – Children’s Theatre of Positivity, Creativity and Good Deeds in Havana

Seated for a Children’s show. These Children were so charming and adorable… Our Guide, Marlon, translates for the Theatre Instructor The company’s philosophy is that any child can be part of it regardless of how good they are at singing, … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #6 – People to People Interactions with Everyday Cubans

Just outside of a Polyclinic in Havana. Inside the Polyclinic Our trip to Cuba was not a typical vacation. Americans are only allowed to go to Cuba for special reasons such as having family in Cuba, if your are a … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #5 – Cuban Periodicals and Dance

Jewish youth dance practice at a synagogue and holocaust memorial in Havana. A Professional dance troop at their rehearsal location. There style is a mixture of Afro-Cuban, Rumba, Salsa, Jazz, Ballet and Modern. They were really awesome! They would love … Continue reading

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Cuba Travel Photos #4 – Revolution Square in Havana

Until next time…Peace & Love, Jennifer

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Cuba Travel Photos #3 – More Photos from the first day in Havana

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Cuba Travel Photos #2 – Community Art project in Havana

Until next time…Peace& love, Jennifer

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Cuba – November 2014

Chris and I participated in a people to people cultural exchange in Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba. Within the following days I’ll be slowly posting the photos of this great adventure which will be highly influential in book two of … Continue reading

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Last Stop: Havana, Cuba

On the road again… My apologies for the absence of updates on the progress of book two. Much of the production must stay a secret. All I can tell you is where the book has been and just a slight … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Moscow – They’re here…

  …mostly! Sorry for bombarding you with yet another update right after the last one, but I promised that I would let you all know the first moment the books come in. They are here! Yesterday I receive three boxes … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Moscow – It’s the Author’s/Illustrator’s Birthday

Well, technically my Birthday was this last Friday on November 8th. Technically, the books were suppose to arrive by that date too. I was planning on a big Birthday/arrival of the books update for all of you, but as it … Continue reading

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Photography – Las Vegas 2013

            Celebrating my friend Amber’s 30th Birthday extravagantly!!! As well as drink to the success of Secret Agent Moscow on Kickstarter. Best night: Saturday night/Sunday morning at the ACT. If you are in Vegas and … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Moscow – SF – Research – QGTP – Artist Space

  In this gallery you will see views from my living space in SF. These are the views I saw while I read many books that influenced Secret agent Moscow. These are the views I looked up to while illustrating … Continue reading

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After Australia, I lived in San Francisco for a year. There, I met an amazing group of visual and performing artist through QGTP (Queer Girl Theatre Project). My life was partly consumed by working with QGTP on performance art. film, … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Moscow – a Graphic Novel – Test Artwork

  Here is an oil painting I did in Australia while researching and outlining the graphic novel. It’s called, “Death Spiral,” and is inspired by early soviet art. I was trying to figure out how I could weave little bits … Continue reading

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The Winchester Mystery House

As a native to San Jose, Ca, and the Silicon Valley, there are few landmarks that I would say are of architectural, artistic , and  historical interest.  Of course, that’s just how I feel. You may feel differently. You may … Continue reading

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Photography – Cabin Fever & Strange Little Works of Art on The Sone Walls of Murphs, CA

  I know it’s the first day of Summer. I hope that most of your are spending it at the beach or someplace in the warm sun. Moi? Well, I have a long back log of photos that needed to … Continue reading

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Photography – le château de versailles

                                                All photos are original. If you would like to use them please ask. Thank you!   … Continue reading

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le grand bal masqué de versailles

Here is the follow-up on my previous blog: https://jjigour.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/my-18th-century-ball-gown-for-le-grand-bal-masque-de-versailles/ Le grand bal masque was tres fantastique! However, as a photographer and someone who wanted to just have fun at the bal, I had to make a compromise and leave my … Continue reading

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Photography of Carcassonne Castle – France

                                If you are visiting the South of France and love Castles you must go and see Carcassonne! The best time to take photos there … Continue reading

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Photos from Aix en Provence – 2012

                Provence is a beautiful place full of culture, art, music, and fine food! (All photos are original. Please ask if you would like to use them.)   PEACE & Love ,Jennifer Jigour … Continue reading

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