Centro Ybor, Tampa, Florida, USA
Original converted to B&W using Paintshop Pro v9.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D; Lens: Canon EF-24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM
f/8.0 @ 1/250 sec; ISO 400; Focal length: 65mm
Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa, Florida located just northeast of downtown. It was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Cuba, and Italy. For the next 50 years, workers in Ybor City’s cigar factories would roll millions of cigars annually.
After decades of neglect, a portion of the original neighborhood has redeveloped into a night club and entertainment district. The neighborhood has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District, and several structures in the area are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (Source: Wikipedia)