Havana Stroll

Havana, Cuba, 2 September 2016

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Hitting the streets again after breakfast, there was this fine gentleman striking a wonderful pose (he was playing the trumpet as well of course).

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The door is probably a side entrance to the Cathedral.

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A street-side washing line.

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Simca 90A Aronde 1955-1958..

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The old and the very old.

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Street market.  I think it was here I picked up a cap with a picture of Ché and a Cuban flag.

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Back to our hotel for lunch.

We were staying in central Havana, probably in a Government-run hotel, which was probably originally the grand mansion of an aristocrat centuries ago.  I know close to where it is but not the name of the hotel because it changed in our Group Itinerary.

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A wall in our hotel inspired by Mayan or Aztec art.

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Preparing to leave again.  Some of the people are members of our group and carrying cameras.

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A harp player in a nearby art gallery.

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Cistern.

The sign at the bottom in Spanish and English says “Aljibe – Early nineteenth century cistern for gathering rainwater”, though actually cistern is mistranslated as system.

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Plaza Vieia.

In this and the next three images we are in Plaza Vieia or Old Square.  It was created in 1559 and originally names Plaza Nueva, or New Square.

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Architecture, Cuba, Havana, Photography, Street photography, Travel .

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If I recall correctly, during my time in Cuba I didn’t see many nubile young women carrying a large fork and riding a rooster.

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Corner of Calles Mercaderes and Armagura.

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7 comments on “Havana Stroll

  1. PK says:

    I’d love to be in Havana someday, it looks so charming!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Robert Hayes says:

    How bout a closeup of the wall in your hotel inspired by Mayan or Aztec??

    Like

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