The streets of the Cuban city of Banes stand out for several reasons: some are wide and long, like avenues Cardenas and General Marrero, located right in its downtown; there are other shorter ones like Jose de la Luz y Caballero – which goes by one of the sides of Cardenas Park, right across from Paco Cabrera court.
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Also Ramon Pinto, that is located a few blocks away, and runs from Torrenteras street to Maximo Gomez street, and that is a short street too, barely 46 meters long, and 6 meter further runs the Jose de la Luz y Caballero street.
And then, Pisonero street or Callejon de la Lechuza (La Lechuza Alley) which runs parallel to Carretera de Veguitas and Cardenas Avenue, and that people baptized by that name because right at its end, there is a trunk of an old tree with a hole in which barn owls used to nest, and that – according to folk – vanished and later returned some time in the year. / By Alberto Santiesteban Leyva - Radio Banes / Translated by Radio Angulo.