Advertising art from another era – Havana Cuba Day 1
Since my last post from Cuba featured some street art, I’ve decided to show more in this and the next few posts (on Thursdays.) I’ve arranged them by the day they were taken. These are all from Old Havana.
Beautiful advertising art on stucco walls.
Sancho Panza is a brand of cigars in Cuba so this sculpture also serves as a type of advertising. However, Havana is rather taken with Cervantes’ tale of Don Quixote -and there are other statues around the city of characters from the book – so this is advertising is only indirect.
El Sancho de la Habana (1989) by Leo D’lazaro – Havana Cuba Day 1
A sculpture of an entirely different style – Havana Cuba Day 1
There was a whole range of wall painting of which you will see more later.
Ah, Mont Blanc. I still dream of owning one of you some day.
The ads and the high-end stores would have you believe that much money is being spent in China on luxury goods. Our tour guides told us several times that Chinese people with money do like to show it off. We found that branded goods – at least the ones we looked at: Apple products, and cameras – were much more expensive in China.
The faded look to the buildings is because of – you guessed it – smog.
I don’t suppose Samsung is considered a luxury item these days.
Classical columns and giant ads front one shopping arcade.
Another interesting side note on consumption was that we were given two opportunities for buying knock-offs, another product for which China is known.
I liked the graphics on this window. We were inside this shopping centre because someone in our group had discovered that the washrooms were really nice!
Warning: selfie below…
I have never understood the fascination with high end purses…
Next Chinese post: more from Chongqing’s high-end shopping district.