After two nights and a full day in Trinidad, Cuba, we drove into Havana. Our first stop was at a private residence, a house from 1929 in the Vedado neighborhood, where many nice homes were built in the 1920s and 1930s. This one was built by a businessman and descendants of the family still live there. They keep the house standing with help from groups like ours who pay to tour the place, but, as you can see from the photos, it is in slow decline like many buildings in Cuba.

Wall in Vedado, Havana, Cuba

Garden wall of Havana house

Interior of Vedado house, Havana, Cuba

Wall detail in sitting room

Lamp in Vedado house, Havana, Cuba

Detail of a lamp

Kitchen in Vedado house, Havana, Cuba

Portrait of two photographers and a spiral staircase (in the kitchen of the Vedado house)

Books in the study of the Vedado House, Havana, Cuba

In the study

This house provided a low light challenge for photographers. For the above photos, I searched out the brightest spots in the house and found photos that would work with a wide open aperture.

Rick used the tripod for most of our time there. He was pleased with two photographs he took of the kitchen and the very colorful bathroom.

Kitchen in Vedado house, Havana, Cuba

Rick’s photo of the kitchen

Bathroom in Vedado house, Havana, Cuba

Rick’s photo of the amazing bathroom. I want that window!

Later, he helped me set up my camera on the tripod to get this photo of the bookcases in the study. We got something of a reputation on our tour for working together on our photographs. Photography is a solo activity only if you choose to make it one!

Study in Vedado house, Havana, Cuba

A corner of the study

This weekend, I have three prints on exhibit in a show called Colors of Cuba at Bullivant Gallery. If you live in the St. Louis area, please come and see our show.

Here are my previous posts about Cuba, most shared as Saturday Snapshot posts at West Metro Mommy Reads:


Home in Havana #SaturdaySnapshot — 10 Comments

  1. That bathroom is huge and spectacular. Your photos and Ricks are fantastic. Was cooking done outside with such a small kitchen? A spiral staircase in a kitchen, you don’t see that everyday!

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