A Look at Havana’s Architectural HeritageJanuary 15, 2014 | Print |
Photo Feature by Ernesto Gonzalez
HAVANA TIMES — Nearly five centuries old, the city of Havana boasts a highly eclectic architecture, drawing from styles as different as the Gothic, futurism, the Baroque, cubism and art deco.
The photos below show some of the city’s most renowned buildings and monuments, such as the Habana Libre Hotel, the Focsa building, the Somellan, a number of sculptures found at the Colon Cemetery (one of the world’s largest and most famous).
There is also the Christ of Havana (located across the bay, in the neighborhood of Casablanca), sculptures that decorate the façade of the Havana Grand Theatre, the Maine monument (on Havana’s ocean drive), the clock tower on 5th Avenue, the Giraldilla (one of the city’s emblems) and other sites that make up the city’s architectural heritage.
I have not retouched these photos and have only applied a black and white or sepia filter to achieve an image that captures some of the mystique that permeate some of these monuments. Some photos have been taken against the light in order to achieve the same effect.
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