A Walk in Havana #SaturdaySnapshot
I got distracted from my recap of our Cuba trip when I was preparing a presentation on our trip to give at local libraries. I’ve given three, so far. I’ll be doing a fourth one this afternoon and a fifth one next month. If you live in St. Louis and want to come to one of these, let me know and I’ll send you details. If you’re a librarian in the St. Louis region and think that your patrons would enjoy seeing photos and hearing about Cuba, let me know and we’ll set something up.
I don’t want to leave my recap in the middle of the trip, so I’m starting it up again for Saturday Snapshot.
Our best photos of the whole trip came from one afternoon walk in Havana. The earlier visits to famous old plazas (Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Catedral) came accompanied by a variety of buskers. They weren’t too aggressive but annoying after a while. Our leader decided we needed to get out where tourists are rarely seen. We got to see how Cubans really live and they got to look at the rare sight of a bunch of camera-wielding tourists, which seems a fair exchange for photographers who tend to get more than we give in most situations.
Here are my previous posts about Cuba, most with photos for Saturday Snapshot 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
- Interiors of a 1929 house in Havana
- Colors of Cuba exhibit
- Views of Havana from Hotel Capri
- Architecture and book stalls in the Plaza de Armas, Havana
- Food in Havana
- Plaza de la Catedral, Havana
I’ve been loving this photo series. You’re inspiring me for our upcoming trip to Cuba.
Did you travel in a group the whole time or were you able to spend some time exploring on your own as well?
We were with a group for the main part of the trip but we got off on our own for a couple of afternoon adventures.
Great photos. They really show the dilapidated elegance, and the character of the people.
WOW! So cool that you got to go to Cuba! So did a friend of mine in Key West who is involved in the local tourism agency there. So amazing to be involved in such a historic time!
Your pictures are wonderful – they pain such a vivid picture. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing!
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