Home in Havana #SaturdaySnapshot
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.
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.
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!
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:
- Photos of Entering Cuba
- Book review of Cuban Revelations by Marc Frank
- Photos of the Palacio de Valle
- Book review of Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
- Photos of downtown Cienfuegos
- Food in Cuba
- Colorful Trinidad, Cuba
- Book review of Havana Nocturne by T.J. English with photos of 50s Cuba
Great shots! I really like that one with the spiral staircase. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST
What a beautiful house. I love the shabbiness.
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!
Neat photos of the house. I’m backtracking and enjoying hearing about your Cuba trip. How interesting!
Great photos. I love the bookshelf and the bathroom.
What amazing pictures! I would love to go to Cuba someday!
where in vedado is that residence?
because i´m cuban and I never seen before but in my next trip to havana i wanna go.
I’m afraid I don’t know. It’s a private residence and our tour was arranged by the tour company.
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