“Havana vibes”

Havana, Cuba. October 2017 (15 photos)

This is part 11 of my Cuba 2017 photo series.

I started this photographic tour of Cuba in Havana. I took you around this Caribbean island to Trinidad with a few stops along the way. Now let’s return to the subtropical delirium of Havana.

“On the streets of Havana”

Over the next few posts about Havana, a mini-series if you will, I’ll try and portray the heartbeat of the city.
You’ll have to supply your own mojitos.

“You guessed it, they were playing: Despacito”

By the way, if you’re wondering where the inspiration for the title of this post comes from, start the video for some great music that echoes the rhythm of life in Havana.

I’ll show you the beauty of the architecture, …

“Teatro America”

…the history and…

“Plaza de la RevoluciΓ³n”

“Above Havana”

…the decay.


Let’s visit the unfamiliar Havana…

“El MalecΓ³n”

…and the expected Havana.

“More than just rumba and salsa”

I’ll also give you a feel of the moves and grooves of Havana.

“Late night with the Buena Vista Social Club”

I hope you can come along for the ride with me.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy Havana.
It’s lure is hypnotic.
It’s one of those places I’d rather be.

Havana ooh na-na.

This is part 11 of my Cuba 2017 photo series.

This is part 14 of my photo series of my 2017 trip to the USA, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada.

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Havana ooh na-na


75 thoughts on “Havana ooh na-na

  1. Thank you for the transfer.

    Also, I forwarded your Toronto post to a friend from there and she has never seen that fountain. Plus she said that another friend had sent her the same post yet. You go around. πŸ™‚

    • Glad you enjoyed it.

      Thanks for the recommendation. Isn’t it ironic how tourists often see more of a city than those who live there? To be fair, the fountain was only built recently in 2017.

  2. I just cannot get enough of this fascinating place I’m so pleased you are taking us back for a second and third and +++…I’m playing the video as I scroll backwards and forwards through your photos. it creates a vibe that is irresistible, what a sexy and sensational performance. A photographers dream location. Bring it on LD

  3. Awww we have to bring our own mojitos. Better be worth the ride πŸ˜€ In your photos, it looks so…quiet. Certainly Havanna is not a bustling city like New York. Maybe it was siesta time when you were passing through. In that green car shot, I noticed that you didn’t make an appearance in the rearview mirror. Strategic, staying discrete πŸ˜€

    • It’s definitely a different pace of life and I guess my photos were taken deliberately to show that. The bustling areas were generally because of tourists, and that’s not what I wanted to photograph.
      In that car shot I was almost standing up – road rules are different there. Or maybe i was just being a tourist. LOL Enjoy that mojito. πŸ™‚

      • Standing up in a moving car sounds like quite an achievement. I’m sure no one batted an eyelid, and the shot turned out very crisp. You certainly got tricks up your sleeve to get that good shot πŸ™‚

        • I did it quickly when we were at a slow cruising speed. The driver was obliging to my request to slow down. πŸ™‚ All part of the fun of holidays.

  4. Ah, put the music on and stroll the streets! What an amazing trip. Some of those cars — Wow! And some of that architecture! And the friendliness of the people. You have captured it all and conveyed it wonderfully! πŸ˜€

    • No, I didn’t get to the FOCSA building. And I’d heard stories about the unreliability of its elevators. πŸ˜‰
      My viewpoint was from somewhere very unique – a friend of a friend of a friend lives on the 8th floor of an apartment building in Havana, on the Malecon. I was lucky enough to get up there to take photos. πŸ™‚

  5. Everything about Havana seems catchy – I am glad you are taking us again. My husband always tells me how much he loves Cuba – been there three times. I was a hard working woman then – no time to accompany him. I wish….but I think your trips and photos will make it up for me!

  6. A lot more soul than Sydney? And I’ll pass on the Mojitos if you don’t mind, all that muddled mint makes me think of seaweed. I’ll have a Margarita, even if I do have to make my own. [Terrible service around here…] and steady with the driving, I don’t want to spill any. OK, I’m ready to be shown around…

  7. You commented about tourists seeing more of the city than residents (or something along those lines). I had friends in Seattle who said they saw more of their city when I visited because they looked for places to show me, often places they didn’t usually go. We all get in that sort of rut, I think.

    I’ve enjoyed seeing Cuba through your lens, have enjoyed the colors and vintage cars, and really enjoyed the people. Thanks again for the fun.


    • It’s true. We often get stuck in our own world and routines. It’s not until you buy a camera or you need to act as tour guide that you notice part of your city you don’t normally visit.

      Photographing Cuba was delightful experience. I’m glad the photos do the country and people justice.

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