Havana Street Art 4

 

I stopped to shoot the bike and the wall art and the owner came along and photobombed my composition!

I stopped to shoot the bike and the graffiti (and the refuse) and the owner came along and photobombed my composition!

Same wall art two ways…

Central Havana February 2016

Central Havana February 2016

Central Havana February 2016

Central Havana February 2016

Some wall art was on the side of buildings, others, like the one below, seemed to be on facades erected to hide empty lots or completely decayed buildings.

Central Havana February 2016

Central Havana February 2016

Central Havana - This might have been outside a play school but whatever it was, was closed on a Sunday.

Central Havana – This might have been outside a play school but, whatever it was, was closed on a Sunday.

The background of this ‘map’ wall art is the Cuban Flag and I believe the locations and dates may be related to battles or successes in the Cuban revolution.  At first I thought it might be a sign for a bus schedule!  Any Spanish-speaking people or Cuban experts reading this who’d like to comment?

Cuba Day 3 - Somewhere in the west of Central Havana nearing the Vedado neighbourhood.

Cuba Day 3 – Somewhere in the west of Central Havana nearing the Vedado neighbourhood.

My previous posts of Havana street art are #1, #2, and #3.

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8 comments on “Havana Street Art 4

  1. From the dates in 1956 I figured it had something to do with the Communist takeover of Cuba. I found the following, which explains the words at the upper left of the wall in your photo:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granma_(yacht)

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thanks for taking the time to find this information! The names on the “map” didn’t click with any in Cuba and I never considered that they represented a sea voyage.

  2. robert87004 says:

    looks to be a schedule where the yacht ‘granma’ was at what time on the date shown, yes to the above response too. These are interesting photos. 🙂

  3. inesephoto says:

    Brilliant set of photographs.

  4. Lignum Draco says:

    This has been interesting to see. I’ll be visiting Havanna, Cienfuegos and Trinidad next year, sadly after the US embargo has ended. I’ve even been granted a meeting with Fidel’s personal photographer, Roberto Salas.

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