La Habana, Cuba, February 2017 – Photo Tour Part 5 of 5

Other posts about my 2017 Cuba trip:

Habana, Cuba February 2017 Part 1 of 5 – Delta A319 First Class Atlanta, GA to Habana, Cuba

La Habana, Cuba February 2017 Part 2 of 5 – Cuban Currency, Accommodations & Food

La Habana, Cuba February 2017, Part 3 of 5 – The Buena Vista Social Club(s)

Remembering Heminway – La Habana, Cuba February 2017, Part 4 of 5

This was my first visit to Cuba. I would only visit La Habana.  These are some of the sights from around town that I thought were interesting.

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The Malecon, the seaside esplanade for strolling and fishing
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A typical street in the Central district
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Universidad de La Habana in the Vedado district
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Museo de la Revolución
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El Capitolio will reopen as the seat of the Cuban government
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Ladies in traditional garb
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American cars from the 50s often serve as taxis and tour vehicles for tourists.
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Late night neighborhood pizza spot in Central district
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Upper class Miramar district
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Miramar district
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Plaza de la Revolución and José Martí memorial where Fidel would talk for hours
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Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Immaculada
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Junkanoo Cuban style
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What must be the world’s largest ice cream parlor
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Part of Soderia Coppelia, a large circular ice cream parlor in Vedado
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Spanish fortification in old Havana and tourist carriage

Overall Impression

La Habana is a picturesque city of contrasts.  The decrepit state of some of the buildings does nothing to dampen the spirit and vibrancy of the people.  I got the feeling that the island was anxious to thrive and break free of its Marxist past, charting a new course while retaining it own culture and identity.

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