Today we walked north to the water, thinking we hadn’t seen that area but it turned out to be where we got off the bus and walked towards old Havana. But, there were still quite a few things we hadn’t seen in this area and more things to photograph.
Parque de los Enamorados (park of lovers)
doing something on her balcony
Young Communists offices
Tunnel under the water
Plaza 13 de Marzo
Young Communists Offices
A sports event at a school
It was being filmed and the media van was parked outside
in Cuban pesos?
are you looking at my meat??
A funky entrance to a building, not unusual
a cool tree
police offices, no you can’t visit in here
This is still the historical area full of tourists so of course there were dozens of fancy old cars, mostly convertibles, and we were approached countless times for taxis, rides, tours, cigars, anything anyone thought they could sell us but this led to a few pleasant conversations as well.
Yep, tourists = cool cars
check out this Cadillac
this one is interesting too
a few boats in the water
a small Neptune
a very large Jesus statue on the other side of the water
that’s quite a yacht!
Gueogui Gueorguiev who started and ended his trip around the world here (1977)
another cool car
on the top of a building
Italian cruise ship (though registered in Panama)
People had apparently climbed up there for a view
I like the pink and purple one
Feeding pigeons outside the Basílica San Francisco de Asis
We stopped into a few art galleries, but for me the street art is the most interesting.
A very pretty courtyard in an art gallery
bust of Mozart
I should have taken notes on who is this artist
more art on the walls
I like this one
these are interesting too
a model on a photo shoot
another art gallery
I like the glass
in a back corner of Basílica San Francisco de Asis
another model on a photo shoot
the first model, again
We arrive at plaza Vieja
Somehow we missed Plaza Vieja before. This dates from the mid 1500’s, and has gone through a number of name changes and uses.
I like this sculpture
cyclists walk through the square
ride that chicken!
gorgeous old building under renovation
another very contented cat at a beer brewery place
more art galleries
things that make you go ummmm
I saved the signs but they are talking about something else, not the works behond
we would see this car again…
more ornate old architecture
veggie and fruit market
down another street
more interesting art
We saw many buildings under renovation but for me, the old untouched buildings are almost more interesting with their remnants of paint and trees growing on the top floors. If they could talk, what stories would they have to tell?
check out the trees growing on the top floor
this is one of my favorite photos
laundry everywhere, always
a graphic workshop, some info
the art studio, printing area
ahh, we’ve been here before
today the fortune teller is busy
a herd of tourists, and a car that can’t quite make the turn
back to the museo
it looks like the kids have gym class on the square
another interesting building
Back in front of our place, a car under repair, supplies being delivered somewhere
We had been doing hours of walking and our legs were starting to feel the strain, so we returned to our place in the late afternoon and stayed in for the rest of the evening, napping, sorting photos, and relaxing. The next day, our last, we would visit some of regular Havana instead of the touristy historic areas.
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