Cuba’s capital Havana is one of the world’s great cities. Its combination of history, architecture, transport, economics, culture and climate can’t be copied.
Back in 2016-17 I was lucky enough to visit this unique place including for new year’s eve. Coincidentally, also in Havana I saw Placido Domingo, was there when Fidel Castro died and bumped into Enrique Iglesias’ Subeme La Radio video shoot.
This video provides a taste of Havana’s streets:
Following are snapshots of Havana from the trip.
Men at building entrance with fancy metalwork, Havana
Mural in Romerillo, Playa of Che Guevara playing guitar and rifle – “la cultura es un arma” – culture is a weapon
2016 sign celebrating the 497th anniversary of Havana’s present location
Bells and giant door of Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis
Public sculpture La Conversación by Etienne in Plaza San Francisco de Asís
On Facebook I learned Steen and Maike were coming to Cuba. I hadn’t seen Steen for 17 years. Havana provided a memorable place to reunite.
With Steen and Maike at Playa’s Hotel Palco
Bar Floridita sign in front of the Bacardi building – two Havana icons
In Bar Floridita next to Ernest Hemingway’s statue
Jineteros dancing with foreign women on Havana’s Malecón
Bicycle Taxi in front of El Capitolio
Classic car driving past El Capitolio
Classic car, bici taxi and buildings in Havana
Pro-Cuban Revolution propaganda on building with neoclassical pilasters
Classic cars and a gutted classic building, Havana
If you ever have a chance to visit Havana, take it!