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Camilo Cienfuegos

On the Ministry of Ministry of Communications building off Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba is another line sculpture by Enrique Avila Gonzales.  This one is of a lesser known revolutionary hero, Camilo Cienfuegos, shown here with his signature cowboy hat. The sculpture was erected in 2009. The words “Vas bien, Fidel” (You’re doing fine, Fidel) […]

Havana Cuba Art

El Caballero de Paris

El Caballero de París was  José Maria López Lledín (1920s-1977), a well-known street person in Havana, Cuba in the 1950s. Lledín lost his mind and became “El Caballero de París” when he was arrested in late 1920 and sent to the prison at “El Castillo del Príncipe” in Havana, Cuba. The reasons are unknown but he […]

John Lennon in Havana

John Lennon in Cuba

In the John Lennon Park at 17th and 6th, is a sculpture of the former Beatles member , sculpted by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón.  On a marble tile at the foot of the bench there is an inscription: “Dirás que soy un soñador pero no soy el único” John Lennon, it is the Spanish translation of […]

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Yasser Arafat in Cuba

Located at 7th Agenda. In the words of its sculptor, Andres Gonzalez Gonzalez, the bust reveals “a kindhearted leader who fought hard for the freedom of his people.” The monument measures 1.95 meters. The installation ceremony was presided over by Jose Ramon Balaguer, member of Cuba’s Communist Party Central Committee and head of the Foreign Affairs […]

Cuban Architecture

The Architecture of Cuba

  The architecture of Cuba is filled with glorious, and rapidly deteriorating buildings. This may be interesting to photograph and to gaze upon, it is a sad state of affairs for the future of housing and preservation, especially in Havana.  How much longer these great buildings will stand up under benign neglect is anyones guess. […]