Cuban Doorways

Cuba was a revelation. Due to domestic and world politics it is a throwback to the  1950’s. There is a crumbling kind of grandeur to the wonderful old buildings in Havana. Simple homes and doorways are painted in bright cheerful colours. Classic cars are parked outside doors and simple modes of transport like horse and carts and bicycles pass them by.  The sense of community is strong. People sit in their doorways, conversations occur, music is played, people gather, smiles are exchanged.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door.”

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11 responses to “Cuban Doorways

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  2. Nice photos!!! I’ve always wanted to visit Cuba. What was it like otherwise? I love old cars, so I bet I’d take quite a few photos if I went there! That car-and-donkey photo is great! Also the one with the white dog in the colorful doorway. And the ladies with the pretty flowers in their hair… 🙂


    • Very laid back place. My whole Central America and Cuba leg of my trip was very last minute as I was meant to be in the middle east but the spring uprising happened and it was all canned. I had Cuba in my head as some repressed regime with tyrants as leaders but it wasn’t that feeling at all. Life was very simple and they don&t have anything in the way of imported goods and very little of the trappings of ultra modern technology due to all the embargoes slapped on them. I thought the people weren’t allowed to leave but that’s not the case. It is just that most countries play the fiddle to US politics so won’t give them visas. Apparently Cuba is part of the axis of evil! The people and the music are the big memories. They love to gather and dance and make music. There was a vibrant art scene in Camugey. Things were beginning to free up and the socialist government was beginning to let people run small businesses for themselves. I am glad I got there when I did. I think as the US begins to lift restrictions big changes will kick in, and sadly I think all the car collectors will rush over and take all those beauties back to America. The cars were amazing, taking a taxi was so much fun!

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