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Havana, Architecture and Urbanism

July 14, 2016 | 3 comments

The visual impact of the magnificent 18th century fortifications, don’t take away from the more powerful image we have of the overwhelming eclecticism of entire blocks in Old and Central Havana, packed with old buildings.(36 photos)

Rumors of Blackouts and What’s on the Horizon

July 12, 2016 | 4 comments

It’s early July and a heat wave has taken over the streets of Havana. I’ve heard rumors that the electricity was cut in some places. Problems with the oil supply from Venezuela, less public transport, an off-and-on city and warnings for the upcoming months. (15 photos)

Summer Haircuts and Hairstyles in Cuba

July 10, 2016 | 6 comments

Cuban students welcome their summer vacation to cut their hair in the wildest ways, since during the school year fashionable hairstyles are prohibited, especially for boys. (23 photos)

Back in Cuba: a Photographic Summary of My Two Months in Angola

July 1, 2016 | No Comments »

Nearly two months in Angola left me unforgettable memories. At the times when Havana came to mind I chose not to compare. (38 photos)

Recreational Options for Young Cubans

June 26, 2016 | 4 comments

While many young Cubans and not so young Cubans would say they don’t have recreational options, the following are some photos I took and would like to share with you of alternative places here in Guantanamo where youth come together in a different and pleasant environment… (21 photos)

Selfies in Cuba

June 21, 2016 | 4 comments

The selfie has become very fashionable today in Cuba. Photos of friends, with family, at school or at a party, in short, in infinite scenarios, and taken with a camera or mobile, are uploaded and shared all the time by those with the ability to do so. (14 photos)

Scenes from the May Theater Festival in Havana

June 20, 2016 | 2 comments

The Cuban artistic scene was privileged with the Latin American and Caribbean Theater month in May 2016. Companies from Colombia, Peru, Chile the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Cuba presented their works. (13 photos)

Havana Wonder of the World Recognition in Pictures

June 8, 2016 | No Comments »

The Wonder City status granted to the Cuban capital in 2014, was made official yesterday afternoon, June 7th. The persistent rain did not stop the ceremony in the courtyard of the Castle of San Salvador de la Punta in Old Havana. (9 photos)

A Month of Talented Young Pianists in Cuba

June 5, 2016 | 2 comments

Young pianists will display their bravura on the stages set up for the 4th Young Pianists Festival, which will take place in Havana from June 2-26, under the artistic direction of Salomon Gadles Mikowsky.(14 fotos)

Uncomfortable Fishing: Cuba’s Brown Pelicans

June 1, 2016 | 2 comments

Every time I see them fish, their way of flying and the way they plung-dive bill into the water once they attack their prey, little fish, always astonishes me. As if that wasn’t enough, this way of feeding themselves is often interrupted by other birds that try and take their food straight out of their bills. (14 photos)