Some favorite photographs of Havana.

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This is taken from the “Casa” (which rented out 4 rooms) where we stayed in Old Havana and views from it.


Both images taken from our 3rd story where we had an open air breakfast and dinners served.

Both images taken from our 3rd story where we had an open air breakfast and dinners served.

Showing where we were on the map of old Havana.

Showing where we were on the map of old Havana.

Street level at our Casa at night.

Street level at our Casa at night.

Here are some of my favorite photographs (that I haven’t posted already) of old Havana.

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Once we got back to Havana (Hah-Bah-Nah Koo-Bah), we ventured in the old city (centro), where there are many fascinating doors, cars, people and buildings.

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A Catholic Church.

A Catholic Church.

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Simple license plates.

Simple license plates.

 
 
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The peel the limes and sell them this way.

The peel the limes and sell them this way.

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Old city walls from the 1600’s.

Old city walls from the 1600’s.

The Russian tank Fidel stood on when he captured the city.

The Russian tank Fidel stood on when he captured the city.

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The old fort is now a police station.

The old fort is now a police station.

 
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Michael Jackson. American music, movie, sports and super-hero culture is appreciated here.

Michael Jackson. American music, movie, sports and super-hero culture is appreciated here.

They use old canons as street barriers.

They use old canons as street barriers.

This is an illegal photograph, since you can’t photograph anything police or military related, but the poor guy was getting a parking ticket.

This is an illegal photograph, since you can’t photograph anything police or military related, but the poor guy was getting a parking ticket.

Many national monuments to heroes of the Revolution with the Cuban flag.

Many national monuments to heroes of the Revolution with the Cuban flag.

One of the few Fidel images I saw. Che was everywhere, but Fidel and Raul pretty much absent.

One of the few Fidel images I saw. Che was everywhere, but Fidel and Raul pretty much absent.

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The bar where Ernest Hemingway hung out. He spent 1/4 of his time in Havana.

The bar where Ernest Hemingway hung out. He spent 1/4 of his time in Havana.

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Smart phones are only obtained by having relatives in the US or Europe (or the black market). WiFi and internet is hard to come by.

Smart phones are only obtained by having relatives in the US or Europe (or the black market). WiFi and internet is hard to come by.

One of the few hot spots…and it shows.

One of the few hot spots…and it shows.

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A Cuban band playing Salsa music.

A Cuban band playing Salsa music.

 
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Yes we have bananas. (But that’s all we have…)

Yes we have bananas. (But that’s all we have…)

Infra red color image.

Infra red color image.

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Leo is an incredible artist. Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, his work is amazing.

Leo is an incredible artist. Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, his work is amazing.

Bugs are a problem and these guys spray an entire apartment where the residents have to leave for hours.

Bugs are a problem and these guys spray an entire apartment where the residents have to leave for hours.

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Taken at a dance studio where the woman in yellow was giving Salsa lessons.

Taken at a dance studio where the woman in yellow was giving Salsa lessons.

 
The list of food items for distribution. They ration the basics like flour, beans, rice, cooking oil, etc.

The list of food items for distribution. They ration the basics like flour, beans, rice, cooking oil, etc.

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All school kids wear uniforms, with the girls all in skirts. This is the higher education group. Purple is Elementary, Rust is the Secondary and the blue Middle/High School age.

All school kids wear uniforms, with the girls all in skirts. This is the higher education group. Purple is Elementary, Rust is the Secondary and the blue Middle/High School age.

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Typical street scene in old Havana.

Typical street scene in old Havana.

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Water tanks are on top of all the buildings.

Water tanks are on top of all the buildings.

Most of the dogs look like this. Not very attractive.

Most of the dogs look like this. Not very attractive.

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This guy is buying off market rum. For a $1 for us tourists in a plastic bottle that you provide (the locals pay a fraction of that).

This guy is buying off market rum. For a $1 for us tourists in a plastic bottle that you provide (the locals pay a fraction of that).

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Later we went to the cemetery where over 40,000 people are buried (they consolidate and bury deeper within the family plot).

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The column being covered states that the person who died was younger.

The column being covered states that the person who died was younger.

 
 

We also went to the Alamacenes San Jose Artisan’s Market where many excellent craftsmen sold their works. (Yes, of course I bought some).

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Che (a mass murderer and founder of the Cuban secret police) is revered here. His likeness is everywhere. They have no clue about the truth of this charismatic leader.

Che (a mass murderer and founder of the Cuban secret police) is revered here. His likeness is everywhere. They have no clue about the truth of this charismatic leader.

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This old Catholic Church, built in 1636, was across the street.

This old Catholic Church, built in 1636, was across the street.

The downtown center part of Havana.

The downtown center part of Havana.

 
The dome is being cleaned up for the 500th anniversary of Cuba being a country.

The dome is being cleaned up for the 500th anniversary of Cuba being a country.

This modern hotel charges tourists $600 a night (vs. $40 in the Casas).

This modern hotel charges tourists $600 a night (vs. $40 in the Casas).

This is the main shopping boulevard, where many cruise ship passengers hang out.

This is the main shopping boulevard, where many cruise ship passengers hang out.

Color infra red image of the Capitol, one foot taller and longer than ours.

Color infra red image of the Capitol, one foot taller and longer than ours.

A tourist posing with a car (her friend had a smart phone).

A tourist posing with a car (her friend had a smart phone).

The store only allows so many people in at a time. Geez.

The store only allows so many people in at a time. Geez.

This is the government run Cigar store, where a Cubano was being sold for $145.

This is the government run Cigar store, where a Cubano was being sold for $145.

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Towards the end of my stay, we went to the Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro with it’s lighthouse.

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View of Havana and the harbor (from a poster in a restaurant).

View of Havana and the harbor (from a poster in a restaurant).

There were 4 cruise ships docked at the far left of this image.

There were 4 cruise ships docked at the far left of this image.

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On my flight home I realized that I flew to 8 different places in 2018, a record for me. (Hawaii, Germany, Wyoming, New York, Singapore/Thailand/Maldives, New Orleans, Boston and Cuba).

On to India this month to help my church (University Fellowship in Eugene) with their support of 2 orphanages, water wells and a widows home.

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