Late afternoon in Havana

April 22, 2014  •  8 Comments

After our first full day in Havana it was time to head  back to the hotel.  

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We walked through the Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square) which is one of the five main squares in Old Havana.  This area was originally a swamp which was later drained and used as a naval dockyard.  The Cathedral was built in 1727 and the square became the site of some of the city's grandest mansions.  

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This guy was so proud of being on the cover of the National Geographic Traveler magazine that he carried the magazine around.  Of course he was hoping to capitalize on it.  When I first saw him I immediately thought "Cuba". He did want a peso for posing. 

 

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This was a very popular mode of transportation in Havana.  

 

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I found the old buildings very colourful.  There were plants everywhere.  

 

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I finally got back to our hotel, the Hotel Parque Central  and headed up to the pool area and rooftop where I could get a view of the city.  

 

 


Comments

Luba(non-registered)
Excellent post, Marsha! And Mr.Wilkes with his National Geographic Cover magazine!
Craig(non-registered)
Nice photos Marsha. You really give a feel of life in Cuba in your blogs. I always learn something from each of your posts.
Doris(non-registered)
Wonderful pictures that captured the spirit of Cuba! Loved the view of the city taken from the rooftop - beautiful details and color! And your portraits invited me to really look closely at the people and tell myself stories about them! Great work!
Gretchen(non-registered)
loved the black and white! Your people shots are amazing! Well done, Marsha!
Beth Mitchell(non-registered)
Marsha,

Some more wonderful images. My favourite was the banana stall. The colours were extraordinary. Liked the dog image too. I took enough to make a 2015 calender!

Beth
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