Robaina's plantation

Monday 17 August 2015

Havana at Night (A Pictorial)

                 Havana is a beautiful city despite the fact that most of it is deteriorating even as I'm writing this post. After decades of neglect due to lack of money and building materials the city is literally falling apart....I have even heard of pieces of buildings falling and killing people on the street, not common but it's happened. However, at night none of that matters because because many of the imperfections that the city's dilemma has created are washed away and it becomes even more beautiful in a way. Of course what the naked eye and the camera see are two different things, the camera makes the city look stunning at night even in the most unlikely of places. If you're a photography nut like myself and happen to be in Havana, take a stroll through Habana Vieja at night with your camera. It's a safe place to be but don't be stupid and get carried away. Always be aware of your surroundings and don't wander off in some dark corner where there isn't any traffic....don't be like me. I know how easy it is to get caught up in the moment and forget where you are. I'm familiar with the city but for anyone who has never been there one spot might look the same as the next and that may not be the case. Once again, it's a safe place to be but be aware. Having said that, I hope you enjoy the pictures I've posted below.

Statue of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (Plaza de Armas)

Plaza de Armas

Habana Vieja

Plaza de La Catedral

El Templete (Plaza de Armas)

Museo del Arte Colonial (Plaza de La Catedral)

Vedado District

Vedado District

Enrique Ávila's Monument to Che Guevara (Plaza de La Revolucion)

Plaza San Francisco

Monument to medical students executed in 1871 (Malecon)

In front of the Capitolio

Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula (Habana Vieja)

The Malecon

Habana Vieja

Plaza de La Catedral

In Front of the Capitolio (Hotel Saratoga in the background)

Cerveceria Antiguo Almacen (Habana Vieja)

Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales (Plaza de Armas)

Hotel Ambos Mundo (Habana Vieja)

Calle San Lazaro (Centro Habana)

Hotel Santa Isabel (Plaza de Armas)

Monument to the Victims of the USS Maine in the background (Vedado district of Havana)

Plaza de La Catedral

Calle Obispo (Habana Vieja)

Plaza de La Catedral (Restaurante El Patio)

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