Havana – Street Photography from a Horse and Carriage

Havana, Cuba, 9 September 2016

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Late in the afternoon, we went for a drive in a horse and carriage.  This is our driver.  Subsequent images, except for the last one, were taken from the carriage as we ambled along.

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1950 Chevrolet convertible.

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Ford Model A Roadster, 1927 to 31 (wheels smaller than original).

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1958 Plymouth.

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There’s the centre of town with historic buildings and impressively maintained tourist-taxi convertibles and a little bit further out it’s a little bit more ramshackled.  By the stonework though, this building may be quite old.

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Cuba is more socially advanced than most of the developed West in that people may sit around and talk, rather than being glued to televisions, videos and smart phones.

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Waiting not for Godot but for the bus.

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Some remarkable buildings.  Flats perhaps.

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The advantage of taking photographs from a horse and carriage is that people are generally quite unconcerned and oblivious as you slowly pass by.

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Street corner and bus stop.

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I think the signs at the left are saying “This is where you can board pedal-powered public transport but they’re not allowed to park”.  And then there’s the upper floor.

 

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The building on the right has a distinctly Moorish influence in the architecture and the arches remaind us of what we were to see on a later trip on the outside of the Mesquita in Cordoba.

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Moving on a little further with a variety of people going about their day.

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I think this building is like a work of art and the people are part of the art exhibit.

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Tuk tuk driver and El Capitolio in the background.

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Friendly locals.

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1953-54 Ford Mercury.

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1955 Chevrolet Belair.

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Singer Gazelle 1957-59, a rare British car in Cuba.

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Relaxing on the verandah.

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A crumbling façade.

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Looking down side streets as we pass gives glimpses of everyday lives.

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This is the kind of carriage we were in, maybe not the actual one.

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5 comments on “Havana – Street Photography from a Horse and Carriage

  1. […] Havana – Street Photography from a Horse and Carriage […]

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  2. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks.. Teeming with life and vibrant colours

    Thom

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  3. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks.. Teeming with life and vibrant colours

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