Photo Feature

Old Doors in Havana

October 20, 2017 | No Comments »

Old chronicles tell us that Havana used to be covered in timber-yielding trees before it was a city, where Manilkara trees, cedars, mahogany and the reddish rosewood trees would keep the earth cool and damp. (27 photos)

Guantanamo’s “Chamacos”

October 20, 2017 | No Comments »

Kids of any age are often referred to as “chamacos”. In Guantanamo province it is a popularized slang that extends beyond adolescents, even between adults. (12 photos)

Havana’s Neighborhood Movie Theaters

October 9, 2017 | 4 comments

In ruins, like defenseless ghosts in the whirlwind of a city that grew with them, neighborhood movie theaters no longer tell us stories, but they resist being left completely empty inside. Maybe it’s their last attempt to save us from sinking into a dream-void state. (44 photos)

A Glimpse of Touristy Havana

October 6, 2017 | No Comments »

Havana’s historic center is one of the city’s most touristy areas, there’s no doubt about that. Its commonplace to see a “photographic walk” going on, a lot of tourists along Obispo Street, in Central Park, the Port Avenue… (16 photos)

The Footprints of Hurricane Irma in Cojimar, Havana

September 23, 2017 | No Comments »

According to government statistics, Irma’s epicenter was located 130 km away from Havana, before it continued to head towards the Florida peninsula, and waves up to 12 meters high were recorded in places Havana’s Malecon. These photos show the landscape in Cojimar which this hurricane left in its wake on Sunday morning. (123 photos)

Havana Bay Transport Is Operating Post-Irma

September 21, 2017 | No Comments »

One of our readers asked if cruise ships were coming into Havana in the days following the passing of hurricane Irma. Another had mentioned the Regla Boat that crosses the bay. So I decided to go down and have a look. I found both are in operation. (10 photos)

The Havana Malecon Is Lonely

September 19, 2017 | 12 comments

The Havana malecon seawall is solitary. The avenue is empty and its wall is guarded by police to avoid any accident. Hurricane Irma caused great damage to its foundations and huge craters are seen on its sidewalks. Meanwhile, the neighbors are recovering from that fatal catastrophe. (16 photos)

Hurricane Irma in Alamar and Cojimar

September 18, 2017 | No Comments »

The myth that we are very prepared for these kinds of events here in Cuba has clouded Cuban people’s judgements. We are used to suffering at the hands of hurricanes and Civil Defense troops, who, with all of the power in their hands, prevent this damage from being worse. (20 photos)

The Virgin of Charity in Centro Habana

September 16, 2017 | 3 comments

On Sept. 8, the day before Hurricane Irma caused disasters in the capital, devotees of the virgin gathered in this temple from early hours; Catholics and practitioners of the Afro-Cuban religion, bringing sunflowers her favorite, and lighting a candle. (10 photos)

Cuba: Theft Under the Cover of Hurricane Irma

September 12, 2017 | 7 comments

Today, three days after Hurricane Irma, we walked along Calle 1ra, in the Havana municipality of Plaza. It was impressive to hear the stories of the owner of one of the private restaurants located in this area. (10 photos)