Havana Street Art 9

On a door = Central Havana Cuba

On a door = Central Havana Cuba

These first two pieces of street art were not typical – not graffiti, not political, not professional, not edgy. Representational and charming and bright.

Door in Central Havana Cuba

Door in Central Havana Cuba

I cropped this very tight because I couldn’t get rid of all the distracting elements around it any other way:

Hanging in a park where we had lunch in Vinales, Cuba

Hanging in a park where we had lunch in Vinales, Cuba

This is my last post on Cuban street art. And, this last photo is a segue into the next series of Cuban posts on (surprise! NOT!) on Cuban cars.

Blue Graffiti, Blue Car - Cuba Day 6 Central Havana

Blue Graffiti, Blue Car – Cuba Day 6 Central Havana

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.

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!  

Evergreen Brickworks Ovens

Ovens, ovens.

Ovens, ovens.

Pick your favourite!

Pick your favourite!

I didn’t read all of the posters explaining what was what in the remaining industrial parts of the Evergreen Brickworks. But it seems that many ovens were needed along the side of a long tunnel (behind the ovens) containing the bricks to ensure they all baked properly.  And each seems to have been fed by one or more gas lines.

That's dinner being carried in the green bag at the far end of the corridor!

That’s dinner being carried in the green bag at the far end of the corridor!

This last photo was near what seemed to be a play area: covered, but exposed on one side to the elements. Not an oven, but near them.

Hanging near a play area and representing many modes of transportation.

Hanging near a play area and representing many modes of transportation.