States of Repair


You’ll see it all in Cuba’s big cities. Stunning, neoclassical works of art in Cienfuegos, preserved neighborhoods and homes in Trinidad, Art Deco wonders throughout Santa Clara. In Havana, however, the range is astounding. From completely collapsed three story structures on the Malecón, to massive buildings teetering on the brink, scaffold-supported shells covered in vine and tropical foliage, and cinder block filled archways to prevent further deterioration. The amount of work in restoration in Havana alone is incredible, and with some World Heritage funds assisting in La Habana Vieja particularly, the results are slowly bringing the grandeur back to this remarkable colonial architecture. Each corner you turn reveals a certain state of repair as you’ll see in these few pics from Havana below.

Havana, Cuba, 2011.

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