The Other Side of Mexico
July 21, 2016
Last Full Day in Cuba
July 21, 2016

This was in Old Havana. The police officer-looking man jumped into my picture and afterward held out his hand, wanting me to give him 5 CUCs which are about = to a dollar. Turned out he was an actor. I gave him one CUC since I didn’t ask for him to mess up my picture of this statue.

Really cool modern art in Old Havana.
Really cool modern art in Old Havana.

Really cool modern art in Old Havana.

I promised to show pictures of Cuban statuary and art, so here goes. Pretty good for an iPhone 6.

The guy on the right is the statuary.
The one on the right is the statue.

Still in Old Havana.

Outside a restaurant in Old Havana.

On the wall at one of the rooftop restaurants.
On the wall at one of the rooftop restaurants.

This mural depicts a scene from the 19th century. The building they are entering is actually across the street where I was standing. Very clever, I thought.
This mural depicts a scene from the 19th century. The building they are entering is actually the building across the street, where I was standing to take the photo.

old Havana

A bust of Dulce Maria Loynaz, a famous writer and promoter of writers who owned a fabulous house that the revolutionaries actually let her keep and continue to live in. It’s now a cultural center where writers and artists meet.

In Centro Cultural, the Dulce Maria house.
In Centro Cultural, the Dulce Maria house.

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The story of this eagle is that Dulce Maria wanted it and the seller didn’t want to let it go. She told him no eagle, no sale.
The story of this eagle is that Dulce Maria wanted it and the seller didn’t want to let it go. She told him no eagle, no sale.

Window at the top of the landing in the Centro Cultural house.
Window at the top of the landing in the Centro Cultural house.

Tapestry on a wall on the second floor of Centro Cultural.

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Guarding the private sanctuary.
Guarding the private sanctuary.

Trinidad
Pottery in Trinidad

Prof. Susana and statuary at restaurant in Trinidad.
Prof. Susana and statuary at restaurant in Trinidad.

Che Guevera

At one of our hotels.
Outside one of our hotels.

At rest stop.
At rest stop.

At Hotel Nacional.
At Hotel Nacional.

At Hotel Nacional in Havana.
At Hotel Nacional in Havana.

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