Havana’s Stained-Glass Windows

Photo feature by Ariel Glaria Enriquez

HAVANA TIMES – Like a subtle reflection of our nature, stained glass windows form part of Cuba’s most authentic architecture. Between the whimsical shapes of its acorn-shaped wooden frames, that hold different colored pieces of glass together, the sun’s stubborn light spills across the old floor of colonial living rooms, with the soft stains of the most delicate impressionist art.

Their widespread use wasn’t only limited to these elegant fanning arches or those translucent shapes of light, which are so common on Havana’s balconies and windows, they also occupied a more intimate space, like today’s almost non-existent wooden carved partitions, which served as divisions between rooms inside homes.

Radiant sunlight took on the warm tones of a pastel painting through them, just like they did on the old living room floors.

(Click on an image to display the gallery.)



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day
Picture 1 of 1

Alfreda at Coffee Time, Pons, Pinar del Rio, Cuba. By Irina Echarry (Cuba). Camera: Nikon D3000

Submit your pictures to our Photo of the Day section
You don’t have to be a professional photographer, just send an image (in black and white or color), with a photo caption indicating where it was taken (city and country), type of camera or cell you used, and a small description about it.
Note: it is better for our format if you send horizontal orientation pictures. Even square will work but vertical is a problem.
Send your picture with your name and birth country, or where you reside, to this email address: [email protected]