Havana: Saying it with Pictures

As we meandered around Havana, these are a few of the things we saw.

Sidewalk homage to Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Another sidewalk homage Che
Monument to Che at the Plaza de la Revolucion

A few mornings we walked the Malecon, from Vedado, where we were staying. to Old Havana. We’d always see people sweeping the streets and cleaning up in front of their buildings.

We were impressed by many of the metal gates, fences and window grills we saw.

Impressive gates
Another impressive gate
Medallion from the gate
Gates at the Union of Writers and Artists Building
Sculpture garden at the Union of Writers and Artists building

One of the things that struck us right away was the absence of graffiti and advertising. We did see one or two political signs and lots of signs reminding Cubans not to litter, etc.

I live in a free country

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4 comments on “Havana: Saying it with Pictures

  1. Marcia, I need to talk with you. I really want to go to Cuba. My travelling partner and bestest friend, Petra, carries a German passport. We want to go together. I need your advice. Love ya, sandi

  2. Hi Sandi,
    I remember hearing you talk about Petra. Here’s my #646-541-2543. We can talk later or when I come down to DC next month.
    Love you too!

  3. All those gates… that reminds me of Puerto Rico, they have gates in their houses sometimes, and bars over their windows. But, I can’t say that the gates were as impressive as these shown. Sorry I’m a little late on my comments, sometimes, I write blogs in advance and make them automatically post at a certain time, so it looks like I’m on posting blogs, but I’m actually not.

  4. Yes, I have seen those types of gates in Puerto Rico and we have gates and window bars in Jamaica as well. But the Cubans take them to a whole other level.
    Not to worry, Mozes. That’s smart to write them before hand — I’ve only done that once since I started. I’m trying to plan for when I’m in London as I’m sure there will be days when I can’t post. Will have to be creative.

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