Photo Feature by Caridad

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HAVANA TIMES – Sometimes the days I spent in Cuba seemed long, sometimes too few. It was raining most of the time, so my wishes go out to take pictures were frustrated on many occasions. After four years without visiting Havana I had a desire to walk the streets of Old Havana, taking pictures with my own camera for the first time.

I do not know if the light was too dark that morning, if my mind really was not for pictures, if I missed Caracas or simply the everyday Old Havana becomes older, less dynamic, varied or lacking in surprises. Among all these options I give a good rating to the first and last. The truth is that I did not enjoy my photographic walk, but to my surprise, almost five months later, I look at the pictures and see  a good reflection of what I felt at that moment on some of the streets of Old Havana.

 

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36 thoughts on “Old Havana Is Getting Older

  • If you are suggesting that I spend little time reading socialist and/or communist publications, you are correct.
    I have many years of witnessing socialism in practice. In the UK in the immediate post-war years when having survived five years of food rationing, the population was subjected to potatoes and bread being rationed, the trade unions virtually destroyed the British ship-building industry and the economy of the country almost ground to a halt. I recall the USSR occupation of so many Eastern European countries from 1945 onwards and the endeavors of so many who tried to flee from communist oppression many dying on the wire of the Iron Curtain or endeavoring to cross the wall and I recall in particular Austria and Vienna where my father had an apartment and worked from May 1945 onwards.
    Then, I had the good fortune to meet and marry my Cuban wife and so have many years of experience of the Castro regime.
    So you in your ignorance are suggesting that Mr. Sanders can teach me about the reality of socialism when he has never actually witnessed it in practice?
    He may be sufficiently ignorant of the reality of the theory of which he speaks to qualify as a ‘comrade’ of yours, but certainly isn’t one of mine.

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