A Walk in Old Havana

A walk in Old Havana was a dream come true. Being a child of the 50’s and 60’s, I remember the Revolution and watched as Cuba grew into the 21st century.

Our guide, Judy from Cuban Landscape Tours started our day with a walking tour of Old Havana. Restored neighborhoods were filled with 500 year old landmarks, historic architecture, apartment buildings and visual street scenes.

We traveled in old American cars, visited the Cigar Factory, and ate a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, Dona Carmela.

The Cuban people shared with me moments of how life can be lived well. Their resourcefulness, grace and dignity revealed the spirit of Cuba with their art, food, music and culture.

Viva Cuba!

Senora Habana, A Priestess Of The Afro-Cuban Santeria with colorful long nails and cigar, Old Havana Cuba.
Pastel buildings, Old Havana Cuba.
Apartment resident in Old Havana Cuba
Building under restoration in Old Havana Cuba.
Pedestrians walk past old American convertible in Old Havana neighborhood.
Red Buick convertible parked in Old Havana neighborhood.
Balcony of an apartment in Old Havana Cuba.
Street scene in Old Havana Cuba neighborhood.
Dogs roam freely in the Old Havana Cuba neighborhoods.
Christmas Tree in the archway of a Church in Old Havana Cuba.
Dogs with id tags sit in front of doorway in Old Havana Cuba neighborhood.
Street scene in Old Havana Cuba.
School children cross the street heading to Plaza de Armas for an assembly.
School children at an assembly in Plaza de Armas
Sign on pastel building in Old Havana Cuba.
Courtyard in Old Havana Cuba.
Our Cuban guide, Yudy from Cuban Landscape Tours talks about the history of Old Havana Cuba.
Courtyard in Old Havana Cuba.
Senora Habana, A Priestess Of The Afro-Cuban Santeria with colorful long nails and cigar, Old Havana, Cuba.
Plaza De La Catedral, Old Havana Cuba.
Workers take a break in the Plaza De La Catedral, Old Havana Cuba.
Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana Cuba.
Man on bicycle, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana Cuba.
Fender skirt and whitewall tires on old American car, Havana Cuba.
Our driver and his 1953 Chevy in Havana Cuba neighborhood.
Restaurant Dona Carmela in Havana Cuba.
The Floridita made famous by Hemingway.
Cuban photographer photographs a model in Old Havana Cuba.
Street vendor with glazed masa coconut balls in Old Havana Cuba.
Bronze statues can be found in Old Havana Cuba.
Woman feeds pigeons in Old Havana Cuba.