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Miss Wendy's Travelogue:
Havana, Cuba
October, 2018

Photo Credit:
Wendy R Williams



Havana, Cuba was a one day stop on a cruise I took in October of 2018. But since I arrived on a cruise ship, my tour took place in the middle of the day which was a shame. Havana is a photographer's dream. It's is a city filled with ruins, decay and beauty. There were a lot of mid rise residential buildings that looked like they would be condemned in the United States, but people were living in them, standing on rickety balconies ten floors above the streets. Every balcony door and window was open to the air because Cuba is both hot and poor so there is no air conditioning. I saw so many things that I wanted to shoot, but I didn't because the sun was bright overhead and the photos would have been worthless. Havana is a sad story and sadness is bleached by the noonday sun. I am going to return when I can spend early mornings and evenings walking around Havana taking photos.

Street Scene Havana

The Gran Teatro de La Habana 

Hotel Inglaterra

Art Deco Mausoleum Colon Cemetery, Havana

Street Scene - Havana Cuba

Interior Ministry/Ministerio del Interior: Mural del Che Guevara

Che Guevera is still revered in Cuba and one of my tour stops was to his home which was on the same hill as Cristo de La Habana, Havana's version of the Brazil's Christ the Redeemer Statue.

A few small privately owned shops are sprinkled throughout Havana. Every one I saw lacked inventory, but they all had a proprietor who was trying to make it work. These tiny shops reminded me of the green shoots that spring out of the forest bed after a fire. Here is some Information on some privately owned shops in Cuba.
















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