Cuba – Written On The Streets

Cuba Part 1.
Look up if you dare, but look around

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I needed a distraction after a very tough week of nursing and subsequently losing a much-loved chicken, so I thought that some photos – not too much writing – would take my mind off things a bit

So, I thought of last year’s trip to Cuba. Oh, where to begin?

Perhaps I should first explain that Havana is not for those who worry about health and safetyIMG_1005

Indeed, much of Havana in August 2016 was shrouded in wooden scaffolding and/or covered in vibrant and often large-scale graffiti. Some bits that weren’t (held up by lumps of wood) threatened to tumble without notice, and local people shouted warnings as we approached dangers more visible to them than to us:IMG_0908

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Whatever your view of graffiti, it is hard not to be impressed by the quantity and variety in Havana (I have hardly touched the surface here). I honestly did not know where to start with last year’s pictures of Cuba, because it is such a massive resource, so I’ll start with this less obvious subject matterIMG_1675

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I still need to post photos of the buildings, the people, the old cars (Oh, those cars – it’s all true), but for now at least I have finally committed to a series of posts about Cuba

With no legal drinking age in Cuba, C enjoyed a pina colada or two. On the last evening as we were enjoying cocktails, I said, ‘I suppose this is the last of the Mojitos’

But I was wrong

We have just returned for a second trip within a year to this extraordinary place …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: poshbirdy

Art deco/ art nouveau maniac enjoying a deep and meaningful relationship with alcohol

14 thoughts on “Cuba – Written On The Streets”

    1. Colin, we were back there last month. When I get the time I will put some more posts up. Cuba has such beauty and the people are warm and wonderful. ‘Heroic’ is the perfect description of the architecture – and the cars too!

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  1. I am so sorry about your hen. Losing our loved creatures is unbearably difficult. Thank you for these wonderful pictures and remarks on Cuba … I have never been but you make me itch to rectify that! X

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    1. Thank you. No, it was my darling Rocky, all pre-Raphaelite (chubby) black and gold. She was Lolly’s BFF and a very sweet-natured girl. So hard to lose her x

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