• Two men play a duet of Cuba tunes armed with an animal jaw as a percussion instrument and a guitar.

  • Havana Vieja is home to vibrant colors and an endless array of textures.

  • An elderly man gazes over the horizon while patiently waiting to catch his next fish.

  • A man driving a pedicab passes through the streets of Havana in search for customers.

  • Lorenzo (left) and Leandro (right) live in the rural outskirts of Havana called Casa Blanca. They stand under the Christ of Havana and discuss American pop-culture and its influence on Cuban pop-culture.

  • An elderly man gazes over the horizon while patiently waiting to catch his next fish.

  • A man sits on the Malecón in Havana, Cuba, reading a book as a storm rolls over the water.

  • Fran gets an early start to his day, serenading tourists on the Malecón as a source for income.

  • A boat that appears to have been abandon for many years rests at the bottom of Marina Hemingway in Santa Fe, Cuba.

  • Local street vendors make a living by selling garlic and onion in Havana, Cuba.

  • The Malecón separates the city of Havana and its residents from the Caribbean Ocean.

  • Groundskeepers finish their work for the day and begin their ride home on whatever means of transportation they have available to them.

  • A father and son sit on the edge of the dock at Marina Hemingway enjoying each others conversation.

  • Mariners park their vessels in Marina Hemingway while staying at the resort located inside the Marina.

  • A serene sunrise paints the Havana skies with strokes of vibrant orange.

  • This beautifully constructed building in Havana Neuevo is one of few intact structures remaining in Havana, Cuba. 

  • The magnificent Hotel Nacional de Cuba can be easily seen while riding in a local taxi along the Malecón. 

  • Graffiti is abundant in Havana, Cuba and is often used to anonymously express political and social issues that effect Cuban citizens.

  • A local shops for fruits and vegetables at a small open market called Agromercado.

  • Yuniel Valdarrama, president of “Surfistas Cubano” and an organizer of Havana Surf-Cuba poses in front of his vintage VW Bug prior to heading out for a day of paddle boarding. 

  • The classic cars play a unique and important part in Havana’s tourism and economy even after the embargo is lifted.

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