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

Advertisements

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 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!  

Havana Street Art 1

Advertising art from another era - Havana Cuba Day 1

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.

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

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

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.

Not all wall art is this detailed or beautiful.

Not all wall art is this detailed or beautiful.

Simplicity

Simplicity

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.

Manhattan Monday 45 – Library Forecourt

Main entrance, NYC main library.

Main entrance, NYC main library.

 

New York Public Library outdoor reading area.

New York Public Library outdoor reading area.

New York Public Library sitting area.

New York Public Library sitting area.

More about the Stephen A Swartzman building can be found here.

Earlier blog posts about the library can be found here and in the posts just before and after.