The city portrays itself, constantly, in front of the eyes and invites us to “perceive” and “ponder”, again and again; To observe, more precisely, the Construction and the Man, and the visible and indiscernible affinity between the two, which influences the city to undergo many transformations. An attractive, enigmatic and gnostic city, Caibarién, located on the northern part of Cuba, is a tranquil city, moderately populated, with monumental and obsolete buildings. Man and Construction boast themselves in a marvellous combination, combining Colour and Tranquility, Visibility and Invisibility. What is Visible is Indicative, but the Invisible is not concealed either! Dwellings, Construction and Man, are visible axioms of the City and the presence of Colours, more vivid and vibrant than anything else, resonates in our minds, more than anything else, “living”. The Invisibles though, can be found through the History of the City, gazing into the people’s eyes and even dogs, the other prominent residents of the city. Walking around the city, I found two noted elements more than the others; ” Construction” and “Man” are in perfect harmony and unity, both on surface and core. In other words, it seems there is nothing to conceal; They are One or a “Monad”. The “Place” has been conquered by “Time”, and makes the spectator encounter a historic pendency. Meanwhile, being in the middle of the 21 century, we feel projecting to the passed centennial, where the Man and his accomplished findings, are potential appetences and Ideals of this city’s residents. By way of explanation, all have been seized by History; Man, Animal and Construction are conquered and the city is asleep under the shadow of the Politics sovereignty and the economical policies of the politicians. Probably, it could be said that The Man, within today’s unceasing current of the modern world of communication, is in the slowest form of progress.
*The city of Caibarién, in the Villa Clara province of Cuba, situated on the north coast of Cuba, bordering the Bay of Buena Vista of the Atlantic Ocean, is also known as “La Villa Blanca” (The White Town) for its sands and beaches and is also known for its Parades. The town came to its official inception on October 26, 1832. Nowadays, the tourism industry is the most important source of its income.