Vedado, Habana

Imagine a suburb full of stately houses, large gardens, blooming gardenias, wrought iron fences and balconies from which to gaze at the ocean. People driving down wide avenues in fat-tired pastel-coloured convertibles, others are sipping mojitos pool-side under the shade of palm trees. Imagine now that same suburb has been placed under a glass dome … Continue reading Vedado, Habana

Che & Guerrillero Heroico

I will bet you have seen this portrait image of Che somewhere before. Entitled Guerrillero Heroico (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter), this now iconic photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was taken by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda in 1960. The Maryland Institute of Art called it "the most famous photograph in the world and a symbol of the … Continue reading Che & Guerrillero Heroico

Cuban Billboards & Random Propaganda Signs

Unlike any other country in the world, billboards in Cuba do not actually try to sell you any products (probably because a. there are no products, and b. no one could afford them anyway). Instead billboards in Cuba consist of catchy slogans and generally a graphic of Che (occasionally Fidel) reminding people of their history, … Continue reading Cuban Billboards & Random Propaganda Signs