Havana’s Port Avenue

Avenida del Puerto (Port Avenue) links the oldest part of the city with the Malecon, which takes us to the most modern part of the Cuban capital. Some people think of it as an extension of the Malecon, but Avenida del Puerto is actually a lot older. (24 photos)

An Artistic Look at the Havana Malecon

Here I go a little outside the norm, by showing a set of images of the widely photographed and very photogenic Havana Malecon seawall, with a more artistic perspective, which in turn has a documentary nature. (18 photos)

Flowers, Angels and Epitaphs in Havana’s Colon Cemetery

Colon, the largest and most emblematic of Havana’s cemeteries, has innumerable mausoleums and sculptures that are true works of art. But in this work what we want to highlight are some of the epitaphs present in their funeral niches, and the flowers that residents in this city put daily to their dead. (22 photos)

Old Cars in Havana

At the beginning of the 90s, when the only expectation that Cuba generated towards the world, was to see how long the socialist regime lasted, a friend told me that Havana was known as the rolling museum, referring to the number of US-made cars prior to 1959 that were still operating in the city. (23 photos)

Havana Flowers: Is There Time for Beauty?

This time of year, it is common to see different species of trees with blossoms on parks and avenues throughout the city. These trees not only afford us a bit of shade and oxygenate the air, they also notably embellish our surroundings with their flowers during particularly hot days. (16 photos)

World Environment Day Highlighted from Cuba

This year, World Environment Day is being celebrated in Barbados, under the slogan of “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level.” Its aim is to raise awareness about this delicate issue, which endangers the very existence of small countries (that could one day be left beneath sea-level). Cuba is an island country that faces severe challenges if this occurs. (27 fotos)

Havana from the 33rd Floor of Cuba’s Tallest Building

The 39-story Focsa building is the tallest in Havana and is located in the downtown Vedado district, a few meters from the malecon seafront. On the 33rd floor is the La Torre bar-restaurant with a tremendous view of the city. (29 photos)

A Look at Havana’s Architectural Heritage

Nearly five centuries old, the city of Havana boasts a highly eclectic architecture, drawing from styles as different as the Gothic, futurism, the Baroque, cubism and art deco. The pictures show some of the city’s most renowned buildings and monuments, (39 photos)

A Look at the Havana Barrio of “Los Pinos”

Los Pinos is a neighborhood located in the peripheral Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, adjacent to others of the same municipality such as Vieja Linda and Miraflores and the railway line that divides it from the municipality of Boyeros. (38 photos)

Havana’s Dispossessed

Like any other city in the world, Havana is not without underprivileged individuals living in abject poverty who barely manage to survive every day, particularly near the end of their days. We must acknowledge the many things done in Cuba to help the disabled, children, young people and the elderly. These things, however, are apparently not enough. (23 photos)