Havana Street Art 8

In an earlier post on Havana Street Art, I showed a police call box. Now, here are two more, each with its own interesting setting.

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana - Police Call box #2

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana – Police Call box #2

 

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana - Police Call box #3

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana – Police Call box #3

In keeping with the sculptural nature of the these call boxes – here’s another type of sculptural printing.

Crumbling Columns - Cuba Day 6 Central Havana

Crumbling Columns – Cuba Day 6 Central Havana

Havana Street Art 7

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana along the Malecon

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana along the Malecon

I approached this sculpture from the rear and had no idea what it was, except that it made an interesting composition with the lamp post, the cars and the fort across the harbour.  The pedestrian and the runner were a bonus.

Imagine my surprise when I got to the other side…

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana along the Malecon

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana along the Malecon

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana along the Malecon

Cuba Day 6 Central Havana along the Malecon

 

 

For more Havana Street sculpture look here, or at any of my other recent Thursday posts.

 

Havana Street Art 5

Central Havana - Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Central Havana – Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

On the Sunday of our week in Havana our Havana Photo Workshop walked to Callejon de Hamel to hear more Cuban Rumba music (e.g. Rumberos de Cuba) and to take in the art and people who frequent the Sunday noon performances.   I couldn’t get anywhere near to the musicians and dancers so concentrated on the art (and the people – of which more on a future Thursday.)

Even the taller, surrounding buildings were painted and filled with designs and icons.

Central Havana - Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Central Havana – Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Central Havana - Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Central Havana – Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

And there were interesting details and Spanish quotes. And bathtubs inserted into walls as bench seating or displays or turned upside down for additional seats.

Central Havana - Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Central Havana – Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Central Havana - Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Central Havana – Callejon de Hamel, February 2016

Next Thursday – more from Callejon de Hamel, Havana.

Havana Street Art 3

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – with my colleague Debbie

All these photos are from my second day (of a one-week photo workshop) in Havana in the Central Havana neighbourhood in February 2016.

Previous street art posts can be seen here and here.

If it’s not obvious, the next picture was taken looking straight down at the edge of a sidewalk where it met the street, and the cigarette butts and dirt and garbage that had collected there.

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – For those who don’t read Spanish it says: “Made in Cuba”

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – Street name.

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – Any Spanish translators reading this?

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2 – I think seats for these chairs got taken into the houses so they a) didn’t get wet, b) didn’t get stolen or c) they could be used inside too(?) 

Havana Street Art 2

Cuba Day 2

Police call box – Hard to say whether it’s still in use!  Cuba Day 2

Have a look at a variety of street art in the Central Havana neighbourhood of Havana, taken on my second day there. My previous post on street art is here.

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2

Near the Malecon looking landward.  Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2

Cuba Day 2

There’s probably a local cultural or political reference here but I don’t know what it is!  

Manhattan Monday 46 – St Patrick’s Cathedral

Looking south,through the crossing.

Looking south,through the crossing.

St Patrick’s Cathedral, on Fifth Avenue at East 51st Street, was undergoing extensive interior work when we dropped in after a full day of walking in June 2015. It’s hard to get a photo these days without getting another photographer in the picture!

Looking towards the Fifth Avenue entrance (west)

Looking towards the Fifth Avenue entrance (west)

The north aisle.

The north aisle.

Windows in the north aisle and crossing.

Windows in the north aisle and crossing.

Manhattan Monday 45

Even churches need protection. On East 38th Street just off Park Avenue.

Even churches need protection. On East 38th Street just off Park Avenue.

After a visit to the The Morgan Library and Museum (Park Avenue) on a walk back to Pod 39, where we slept, we ducked into this downtown church: the Roman Catholic Parish of Our Saviour, corner of Park Avenue and East 38th Street.

Rush hour outside, quiet inside.

Rush hour outside, quiet inside.

Side door

Side door.

Church detail.

Church detail.