These Cuba photos by Andrew Moore are stunning. I tweeted about them yesterday, but in case you don’t follow me on Twitter, I wanted to share them here too.
My husband says that in his mind’s eye, this is how he thinks of Havana (more on this in a minute).
But in my mind’s eye, it looks like this:
Which is to say, I remember the buildings being shorter and the streets being a little wider. Except that this photo is actually the city of Belen (almost the opposite end of Cuba from Havana).
The Vedado neighborhood of Havana, where my father-in-law lived as a young child
Calle Bayona (Havana)
(We didn’t get far enough out of the city of Havana to see houses like this, but…wow, huh?)
A little background: My father-in-law is Cuban. He and his parents and brother came to the US shortly after the revolution and settled in Massachusetts. Interestingly, some of their extended family decided to stay, some had come well before the revolution, and one great uncle came to the US in the 1980s, didn’t like it and went back to Havana.
My husband and I traveled to Cuba in 2000 for 2 weeks, and while we were there, met his great uncle (a different great uncle than the one previously mentioned), who had not seen any of his extended family for 40 years—until we visited. He and his wife and daughter are the only family we have there. Last summer, my husband started some of his graduate research there, staying with them, and plans to go back next year. I wrote about it a little bit here and here, in case you want to see a handful of photos and try a yummy Cuban Picadillo recipe.
These Andrew Moore photos instantly made me want to go back and wander all over Cuba taking photos. If you didn’t already, you must look at the rest of his Cuba photos and his portfolio (I particularly liked the Russia photos and the Works in Progress photos). So much beauty to see.
All photos: Andrew Moore
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For anyone interested in the National Stationery Show round-ups—to see some really beautiful paper products coming out soon—I recommend reading Poppytalk, Crow and Canary, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Simple + Pretty, and Paper Crave. Seeing all the photos was alternately exciting and torturous. I really wanted to be there.