A Shooting Gallery in Old Havana

Havana Shooting Gallery Sign

The Havana shooting gallery sign reads: People’s Recreational Shooting Range,
Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution; Educate your child
(Campo de Tiro Recreativo Popular, Asociación de Combatientes de la Revolución Cubana; Educa a tu hijo)

Wandering around Old Havana (Habana Vieja), Rocío and I stumbled upon a shooting gallery. Blasting a series of bullets with a rifle cost little and was obviously aimed at locals (the business, not the bullets). The sign outside stating ‘Educate your child’ (Educa a tu hijo) supported this assertion.

The shooting targets were cans

The shooting targets were cans dangling from a frame

Propaganda decorated the gallery’s walls including images of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, two heavy firearm users during the 1950s Cuban Revolution.

Adjacent the shooting gallery in the same room was a bookshop

Adjacent the shooting gallery in the same room was a bookshop

Rocío didn’t want to shoot or even pose with a rifle. While not a gun fan, I don’t mind having a shot. On this occasion either the firearm needed calibrating or my aim wasn’t straight, probably a combination of both. Either way, Fidel and Che wouldn’t have been impressed.

Neither Fidel Castro or Che Guevara appear impressed with my shooting

Neither Fidel Castro or Che Guevara appear impressed with my shooting

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