The Future in Cuba

Colourful Cuba: new paint, bright cars, cheerful tones, friendly people

Colourful Cuba: new paint, bright cars, cheerful tones, friendly people

I took a photo workshop in Havana in February for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that I wanted to see it before it changed.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that the US President, the Pope and the Rolling Stones all visited Cuba this year.  How will Cuba evolve with increased access to US visitors and investment?  Will the 1950’s cars, kept running through determination, resilience and creativity disappear? Will the streets be paved? Will the wabi-sabi houses be renovated and re-juvenated? Will Cubans be as resourceful? Will the social equality continue?

Balcony with plants.Old Havana.

Balcony with plants. Old Havana.

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Future.

 

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15 comments on “The Future in Cuba

  1. Excellent post Bunt and brilliant photography!

  2. Gorgeous photo. A thoughtful post ……. It’s what we are all wondering.

  3. Suzy Barker says:

    Great photos. It certainly will be interesting to “watch this space” regarding Cuba’s future. I have a friend who travelled there recently from the UK to enjoy their old ways for what she too thinks will probably be the last time. I can only imagine that Cuba’s photo opportunities have been incredible. Lucky you.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      I don’t know how hard it is to get to Cuba from the UK. We Canadians can get to Havana through Toronto fairly easily and during the winter/beach/resort there is one flight a week from near me to one of the resorts. Luckily this year the resort was close to Havana and we hired drivers to take us to and from Havana.

  4. My favourite place….look forward to your sharing more Bunt! ☺️

  5. I absolutely love the first photo!

  6. An interesting post .. With great images. The future is calling ..

  7. bythebriny says:

    I really love that first photo with the reflections in the puddle.

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