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A spot of decay in Havana

The Spanish conquistadors established a few towns in Cuba between 1514 and 1519, but it took a while to find the ideal location for habitation. In 1519, they found it, and their 6th town, named San Cristóbal de la Habana, became the eventual capital of Cuba, Havana.

Havana is the city I chose for this challenge that has asked to see something weathered. I couldn’t resist once I saw Sue’s classic, weathered Havana images. Whenever Sue and I meet up for a bit of photography, the topic of our love for Cuba, and Havana, comes up – a country I had long wanted to visit, and I finally got there in 2016.

This year, 2019, is the 500th anniversary of the creation of Havana, and I would love to get back there to join in the party. I was there in the mourning period for Fidel Castro, so getting back for a happy celebration would be a big contrast. But I’ve got a busy year ahead so not sure I’ll manage it. But I can dream, and enjoy my photographic memories of my previous trip.




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 3 June 2019

Posted as part of Wit’s End

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