Callejón de Hamel

Havana, Cuba, 2 September 2016

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This image is the odd one out because it is in the Cathedral.

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Our guides took us for a drive to Callejón de Hamel.

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This is a Havana street that is a work of art in itself.

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It is all the work of one person, Salvador Gonzáles Escalona.

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Except for this, which is called “Small cat sleeping” by Mother Cat.

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Though known as Afro-Cuban art, he describes his work as a mixture of surrealism, cubism and abstract art.

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It al;so references the Santería religion, brought by slaves from the West African religion of the Yoruba, and influenced by Roman Catholicism.

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He has been creating art works in Callejón de Hamel since 1990.

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This is a different kind of object of religious veneration.

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Nearby street scene.

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Definitely a place worth a visit.

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4 comments on “Callejón de Hamel

  1. Robert Hayes says:

    VERY well photographed. Uncommonly colorful for sure.

    Liked by 1 person

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