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Photo Feature

Havana Bay Transport Is Operating Post-Irma

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. (... Continue reading

The Havana Malecon Is Lonely

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 recoveri... Continue reading

Hurricane Irma in Alamar and Cojimar

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) Continue reading

The Virgin of Charity in Centro Habana

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.... Continue reading

Cuba: Theft Under the Cover of Hurricane Irma

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) Continue reading

The Day After Irma Hit Havana

Now that the tide has passed, with a broom a woman pushes out to the street a mixture of mud that has left impregnated all the tiles of the first floor of her house. She still wears fear on her face. "You have to live it, it was very shocking." (10 pho... Continue reading

A Sunday of Great Uncertainty in Havana

Many streets in Havana are still flooded and expected to slowly subside on Monday. The long struggle to recover has yet to begin. Juan Suarez brings us his pictures taken Sunday morning in the capital cities of Centro Habana and Plaza de la Revolucion.... Continue reading

Havana Carnival from Behind the Bleachers

It's nighttime at the Havana carnival. Floats and dancers stroll along the Malecon seawall. Behind the bleachers, away from the show, are interesting pictures to show. (30 photos) Continue reading

The Universe of Amaury Mengana: Pictorial Works Exhibited in Havana

The spiritual world that can be sensed via religion has clearly influenced Amaury Mengana’s work, a painter and sculptor who is entering into what seems to be the mature stage of his art. (9 photos) Continue reading

Time to Cool Down in Cuba!

It’s commonplace to hear the phrase here in Cuba: it’s so hot! And its even more so than usual these days with record temperatures. (11 photos) Continue reading

A Private Havana Traveling Amusement Park

Like a traveling circus but this time it’s a traveling amusement park that takes place in different places in Havana every fortnight. This private and untitled community project attracts a large number of happy children and young people... (12 photos) Continue reading

Mayari’s Pine Forests, a Place of Unique Beauty

Among the foothills of the Cristal and Nipe mountains, the Mayari river slopes down towards the extensive coral reefs. Before flowing into the sea, it plows through the valley of the same name, which is also the name of the municipality and the capital... Continue reading

Waiting for the Havana Carnival

On Friday afternoon I went to walk along the Malecón seawall where in a few hours the Havana Carnival would start its summer party. They had already closed the avenue to vehicle traffic and in the surroundings the crowd began to occupy the streets. (20 photos) Continue reading

Orlando Nenninger Draws on Cloth and Bodies

Self-taught visual artist Orlando M. Nenninger Vasconcelos confesses that he likes to communicate with his audience via his sketches. Lines and colors have captivated him ever since he was a child. (10 photos) Continue reading

Race for Mandela 2017

It was early morning as runners gathered in the vicinity of the Kid Chocolate Gym across from the Capitolio building, the starting point and finish line of the race called for this Saturday, July 15 in honor of Nelson Mandela. (17 photos) Continue reading

Another Way of Communication

More than once it has been said that the eyes of a person can transmit a message. If you have not noticed, using your hands in the middle of a conversation is also a way of communicating, a spontaneous way of accompanying words. (8 photos) Continue reading

Exploring San Antonio de los Baños on the Outskirts of Havana

When you go outside Havana, all of this city’s neighboring towns have a different atmosphere, there is clean air, it’s peaceful, people greet you and smile when you take their picture. My Canadian friend Randy, a professional photographer, and I left Havana to explore the city of San Antonio de los Banos. (51 photos) Continue reading

“Love Motels” Return to Cuba

The Cuban government is back in the motel business renting rooms out by the hour, after decades of having been closed down. The stated goal: to “diversify people’s options for making love”, local media have published today. (10 photos) Continue reading

Ferns in Cuba’s Eastern Provinces

Many different varieties of ferns are prevalent in the mountainous regions of Cuba’s East. Here in Guantanamo province we still have untouched areas where the natural environment has been zealously conserved and where we can find hundreds of different species.(19 photos) Continue reading

Havana-Miramar’s La Puntilla Neighborhood

The coastal neighborhood of La Puntilla, located in Miramar, Playa, has buildings such as the CIMEX Corportation, the old CUBALSE, the La Puntilla shopping center and the Riomar building, this last one, in an advanced state of decay. (23 photos) Continue reading

Postcards of the Havana Malecon Seawall

In September of 2014 we published my first feature on Havana’s malecon seawall. Now, almost three years later, we return to show some postcards of this beautiful and emblematic avenue. (16 photos) Continue reading

Vodou Project Exposition at the Cuban Institute of Anthropology

A temporary art exhibition was put on display at the ICAN (Cuban Institute of Anthropology), as part of the IX International Colloquium on Research of African-Derived Religions. (9 photos) Continue reading

First Lights in Havana

It’s a time when the stillness of the darkness and the sad lights of an old city continue to linger. Some people walk through the streets in darkness doing their chores. The glow tints the sky with soft but intense colors. It is a moment when the peaceful dawn still remains before a new difficult day begins. (22 photos) Continue reading

Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Tribute in Havana

The Park located on 17th Street in the neighborhood of Vedado in the Cuban capital, was the venue for a 50th anniversary celebration concert for the Beatles’ award winning Sgt. Pepper’s album (1967). (14 photos) Continue reading

Havana for International Tourism

Even though neglect has taken over the city, when we walk through newly restored spaces, transformed so they can be used for other things, even changing their names sometimes, a new landscape full of grandeur is being unveiled before us. (17 photos) Continue reading

This US Traveler’s Glimpse of Cuba

Here in the US, we’ve heard characterizations of Cuba for many years, so until I visited, all I had were passive presumptions. Members of my extended family tried to tell me how it would feel in Cuba, and what it would be like--mostly trying to curb my optimism--even though none of them had visited Cuba. (20 photos) Continue reading