Cuba Monochromes 4 of 4 Last Days in Havana

1-12 September 2016, Havana, Cuba

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Great music in a late night jazz bar.

Havana – An afternoon and evening.

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1953 Oldsmobile – our taxi ride back to the hotel.

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Passing train.

Havana – Botanic Gardens.

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1949 Plymouth, just about to leave I think.

Havana – Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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(From the taxi).

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1950 Plymouth.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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View from Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

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At night after rain.

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At a small outdoor art area.

Last Day in Havana.

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Castell de la Real Fuerza.

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Castell de la Real Fuerza.

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Castell de la Real Fuerza.

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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales.

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Street performer.

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Art market at the waterfront.

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The old loco was just outside the art market.

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Street scene with El Capitolio under repair in the background.

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Street at night after rain.

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So that’s the last post from Cuba.  Santo Domingo from the Dominican Republic should be next but first there will be some more recent posts, one from a Blues Festival and a few from Montague Island off the South coast of New South Wales.

Cuba Monochromes 3 of 4 Havana Streets

1-12 September 2016, Havana, Cuba

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Our horse and carriage driver.

Havana – Street Photography from a Horse and Carriage.

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Waiting for the bus.

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Tuk tuk driver and El Capitolio in the background

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Havana – Artifacts and Cars.

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Waiting for assistance.

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Musicians playing in the park outside our hotel.

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Just passing by a very interesting curio shop.

Havana – Red Cars and Street Views.

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Havana – Fusterlandia.

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Locals around a mosaic mural featuring Hugo Chavez and the flags of Venezuela and Cuba.

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1958 Ford Edsel Pacer convertible.

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1950? De Soto convertible.

Havana – An afternoon and evening.

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1958 Cadillac convertible.

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1958 Chevrolet?

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Elegant street view.

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Rebuilding a street in the traditional fashion.

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Maybe not much in the way of pollution controls.

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Cuba Monochromes 2 of 4 Trinidad and Cienfuegos

1-12 September 2016, Trinidad de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Cuba

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1954 Chevrolet, still in Havana.

Havana to Topes de Collantes.

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On the road…

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1957 Plymouth.

Trinidad de Cuba.

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Local gallery and hostal or B&B.

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Local band.

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1954 Chevrolet,

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Not everyone drives cars …

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Trinidad de Cuba was founded in 1514 and Cortes recruited here and left from here on his conquest of the Aztec Empire.

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On the road again…

Cienfuegos.

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We are now in the outskirts of Cienfuegos.

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Catedral de la Purisma Conception.

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Seafront exercises.

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Heading for Havana; military truck and horse & cart.

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On the street in Havana, after dark.

Return to Havana.

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1947 or 48 Chevrolet on the left.

Havana – Artifacts and Cars.

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Buick V8, 1953 or 54..

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Musee de Arte Colonial (or the Colonial Art Museum).

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A view of the Cathedral from the museum.

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Cuba Monochromes 1 of 4 Havana

1-12 September 2016, Cuba

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People in a bar.

Arriving in Havana.

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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis.

Early Morning in Havana.

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“Quiltrin Legitimate Cuban Fashion”.

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La Catedral de la Virgin Maria de la Conceptión Immaculata de la Habana

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Waiting for Godot perhaps?.

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The door is probably a side entrance to the Cathedral.

Havana Stroll.

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Simca 90A Aronde 1955-1958.

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A rare occasion of a nubile young women carrying a large fork and riding a rooster.

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The car is probably a 1946 Oldsmobile.

Havana Cars.

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Oldsmobile, probably 1954..

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible.

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On the road towards town.

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Afro-Cuban art of Salvador Gonzáles Escalona.

Callejón de Hamel.

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Big Band performance.

Big Band in Havana.

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Early morning Havana view.

Relics of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Ballistic Missile.

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MIG 21.

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Cannonballs at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana.

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Havana from the fort on the north side of the harbour.

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1953 Chevrolet.

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René Peña.

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1950 Chevrolet in the foreground; Fidel in the background.

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Returning from dinner at night.

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1953 Chevrolet.

More Havana Cars.

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1951 Pontiac Continental.

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Gran Teatro de Habana, or the Havana Opera House.

Havana to Topes de Collantes.

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View from Opera House.

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Foyer of Opera House.

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Last Day in Havana

Havana, Cuba, 12 September 2016
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On our last day in Havana, after breakfast, we first visited a small outdoor art area not far from our hotel.

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We then visited the Castell de la Real Fuerza.  Here is the entrance from a few posts ago.

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It was built in 1557, replacing a earlier fort that had been destroyed by a French privateer.

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However, it was too far inside the harbour to be effective and was also too small.  It was effectively replaced by the Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta at the entrance of the harbour and became the residence of the Governor of Havana.

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It is considered the oldest stone fort in the Americas and these days houses a maritime museum.

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This and the next three images are from the Museo de Arqueología.

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This and the next image are from the Salon of Mesoamerica and Ecuador.

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Next we visited the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the residence of the Governors in the eighteenth century, now the museum of the City of Havana.

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Early Cuban Flag, I think from the independence movement in the 1890s.

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Inlaid box with ancient Egyptian references.

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Street performer.

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A couple we encountered recommended we visit an art market at the waterfront, so we did.

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The old loco was just outside the art market.

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Walking back to the hotel…

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View from the window of our room.

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In the late afternoon, I went for a walk in the back streets.

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Street at night after rain.

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So that was the last post on Cuba, although there are four monochrome posts to come next.

 

Havana – Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis

Havana, Cuba, 11 September 2016
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The first six or seven images are taken from the taxi on the return trip from the Botanical Gardens to the Old City of Havana.

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1949 Plymouth, just about to leave I think.

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Café Colon.

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1947 or 48 Dodge and 1950 Plymouth.

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1950 Plymouth.

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Lada or Moscovitch broken down.

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At the corner of Parque Aracelio Iglesias on the Havana waterfront.

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Back in Havana, we visited the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis (i.e. It was originally the Church of St Francis of Assisi).

Exactly one year later, this scene would have been under about two metres of water, as Hurricane Irma hit Cuba as well as other Caribbean islands.

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From an earlier post, Early Morning in Havana, this is an external view of the basilica across Plaza de San Francisco de Asis.

It was originally built by the Franciscans in 1591, but was rebuilt and extended from 1716 to 1739 after storm damage in 1680 & 1692 and the toppling of the tower by a hurricane in 1694.  The British occupied Havana in 1762 during the Seven Years War and used it as an Anglican church.  Consequently, the Catholic Church considered it desecrated and never again used it as a church.  These days it is used as a concert hall and has excellent acoustics.

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Looking up, inside the basilica.

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A view of El Capitolio, under renovation.

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Looking down on the Plaza of San Francisco de Asis.

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As you can see, we are inside the belltower.

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People and pigeons in the street below.

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At night after rain.
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The resident band in our hotel (Conde de Villanueva).

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Havana – An afternoon and evening

Havana, Cuba, 10 September 2016
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1950? De Soto convertible.

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We had come from Fusterlandia (last post) but that visit was actually in the middle of the previous post, so this post follows on from that.

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1958 Chevrolet?

We are back in Revolution Square.

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1958 Cadillac convertible.

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The blue taxi may be a 1950 DeSoto; the car on the right is a 1952 Chevrolet.

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We visited Edificio Bacardi, built to be headquarters of the Bacardi Rum company.  It is an art deco landmark, built in 1930 after an international architectural competition, and was nationalised by Castro in the early 1960s.  (Also next three images)

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On the street in Old Havana.

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Horse and carriage in front of the Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

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Elegant street view.

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Streetside offerings.

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Rebuilding a street in the traditional fashion.

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Maybe not much in the way of pollution controls.

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Residences.

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We discovered some great music in a late night jazz bar.

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1953 oldsmobile – our taxi ride back to the hotel.

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