Cuba is such an amazing country replete with kind, affectionate and joyous people. The 'bones' of the architecture are exquisite right down to the beautiful tiling, intricate ironwork and intimate staircases leading to rooms one can imagine were once filled with magnificent furniture. The cars, Cubans are naturally so proud to own, take one back to a different era--visiting the 50's with the multitude of bright colors, shiny chrome work and plush leather interiors. They are worked on daily by their owners carefully buffing and wiping off any exterior dirt. One should definitely rent a convertible and take a tour of this beautiful country! The dawning images were taken just as Havana was awakening. The people were delighted to have their pictures taken, wanting to depict their lives for all of America to view. They have so little material goods, yet are so proud of whom they are and of their country. Some of the people that I was fortunate enough to meet eagerly painted pictures of their lives to me. Some were past Olympians, writers, scientists, most of all loving and full of a wonderful spirit. I hope that my images give you a sense of the beauty of the country.
Good Morning Havana
Invitation in Moody Blue
An Open Book Of Life in Havana
Reflections at the Havana Train Station
Reflection of Che Guevara
Guevara, Che(1928–67), Argentine revolutionary and guerrilla leader; full name Ernesto Guevara de la Serna. He played a significant part in the Cuban revolution 1956–59 and became a government minister under Fidel Castro. He was captured and executed by the Bolivian army while training guerrillas for a planned uprising in Bolivia.
Street Graffiti in Havana
Proud Cuban of her Puppy
A Writer's Morning View
Feeling The Joy of the Sun
Street Band Flautist
Street Fair in Havana
Fishing Village in Cuba
Fishing Village visited many times by Hemingway. (Folklore has it that Cuban women send their 'naughty' husbands there overnight to repent!)
The Cuban Draw
One of the main attractions in Cuba is that of the magnificent restored cars.
What a beautiful car this way to behold. It was polished to a high sheen. Check out the Cobra snake shift!
The Barber Shop
In the middle of the block, with a mud floor sprouts a barber shop!
Blowing in the Wind!
Impromptu Basketball Game
I loved the way the kids were able to gather all ages for a pick up basketball game.
Checking Out the Street Art
The Capitol Building
The Heart of Cuba
In the middle of the flotsam and jetsam, a heart!
Overlooking The Sea
A View From An Orchid Farm
About To Have a Luncheon
This is a lovely restaurant at a "once upon a time" coffee plantation.
This was taken at a lovely, ecologically built hotel. It was built around the trees while keeping the picturesque landscape in tact.
Ready To Start a Family
This lucky pig was munching on an aphrodisiac, before some "afternoon delight".