Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Photos of Vedado, Havana (Cuba)

While shooting the video Hotel Nacional + Plaza de la Revolucion (Vedado, Cuba) - In Another Minute (339), I also took a lot of photos in the Havana neighborhood Vedado. Below you can see a few of those pictures.

If you want to read more about the locations, please head on over to the post for the video on my website: http://movingpostcard.com/hotel-nacional-plaza-de-la-revolucion/

If you want to see more of my pictures from Vedado and Cuba, please check out the In Another Minute 2016 Flickr album.

Hotel Nacional de Cuba house band Trio Los Titanes
Havana, Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Havana, Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Havana, Cuba
Terrace at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Vedado, Havana.

The most refreshing daiquiri I've ever had... at the Hotel Nacional after walking the entire Malecón from Habana Vieja in the Caribbean heat.

The best Cuban sandwich I've ever had was at the Hotel Nacional in Havana. Interesting fact: in Cuba they call it a ham and cheese sandwich... just in Spanish. ;-)

In theory, I pretty much never ever take pictures of friends or family in front of sights. I like to keep my portraits separate from my landscapes and building pictures. But, Scott sipping a melting daiquiri in front of the Habana Libre in Cuba? I couldn't resist.

Hotel Habana Libre was built as the Habana Hilton. During the revolution it even briefly housed Fidel Castro's headquarters.
Vedado, Havana, Cuba

Remainders and reminders of the Cuban Missile Crisis at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba.

Red, white and blue - the colors of the Cuban and the US flag and the two hats of the classic car taxi driver.

Cruising through Havana, Cuba, in a classic car.

The journey of the Granma Yacht that brought Castro and the other revolutionaries to Cuba to overthrow the Batista regime.
Vedado, Havana, Cuba

Frozen in time. Che and Cienfuegos on Cuban ministry buildings... and Cuban classic car taxis at Plaza de la Revolucion.
Havana, Cuba

Apparently, a lot of people think this is Fidel Castro... I thought it looked like Ayatollah Khomeini... but it's actually Camilo Cienfuegos. Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba.

Che Guavara says "Ever onward to victory" on a ministry building facing Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba.

José Martí Memorial
Vedado, Havana, Cuba

José Martí Memorial and a classic car. It kind of doesn't get more Cuban than that.
Vedado, Havana

José Martí Memorial
Vedado, Havana, Cuba