Yesterday, I visited the Mariano Rodriguez art gallery in Cojimar’s Villa Panamericana. I was looking for a new exhibition to share with you.
In Cuba, the first game girls play is “happy homes” which involves filling toy pots and pans with rice and beans so we can play at cooking them while we look after dolls as if they were our own children. If we have brothers, then we protect and pamper them, as if they were our own children, washing their clothes and even making their meals.
The Cuban Association of Cat Lovers organizes two exhibitions of these feline creatures every year, in Havana. One in spring, and the other in winter. The first of these exhibitions will take place on Sunday July 7th from 9 AM – 1 PM, at Quinta de los Molinos, located on Avenida Carlos III.
I left home and went down to the town center to look for something to eat, and I came to heads with Cuban reality. A woman approached me asking for a bookstore, she had come from Playa in western Havana, looking for a book that had been located here. I gave her directions.
On Saturday, I went to “La Concha” beach, in the Playa municipality to the west of Havana city, with my sisters and my 10-year-old nephew. La Concha, was an old club that was very prosperous and popular before 1959. The unfortunate state of ruin it finds itself in today made me truly sad. (28 photos)
Cojimar residents are working with a great deal of dedication to rescue a small beach located in a place known as Bajo del Claro de Luna which belonged to an old club which is now in ruins. (21 photos)
For a while now, “Casa de la Amistad”, which is located on Paseo street between 17th and 19th streets in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood, has been holding a rock jam. The host is rock band La vieja escuela and it invites a different band every Sunday to play between 6 and 10 PM. (10 photos)
For 20 years now, we have seen a food product here in Cuba called PELLY, which is also known as Chicotico because of the smell its cheesy flavor emits. Children have been the ones who consume this product the most, thanks to their parents who buy it for them.
On January 9th in the city’s same historic center, three personal exhibitions by Cuban artists opened all at the same time, at the Provincial Center of Visual Arts and Design, better known as the “Luz y Oficios” gallery. The exhibitions can be seen until February 2nd. (18 photos)
I want to share my impression with you on this subject. In the afternoon, after every working day, nearly all the women I know or see on the street go home carrying everything they might need there. From food, a tap for the sink to even shoes for their child to go to school in.