Nov 292011
 

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As a tourist destination, Havana is hot right now.  Everybody is going there or is about to go there, that is, except for the Americans who are generally denied the right to visit Cuba.  The Russians, (no longer Communists but rich capitalists), the Eastern Europeans, the Canadians, the British, the Spanish, the Indians, the Chinese, the South Americans – everybody is coming to Havana.  For art lovers, historians, music lovers, and others with a “purpose” from the U.S. A.,   there is the chance to visit Cuba on an organized tour.  Why even actor/director Benicio del Toro was recently in Havana to film his latest movie, “Seven Days in Havana,” (7 días en La Habana)!  Currently “Seven Days in Havana” is in post-production, soon to open at the Latin American Film Festival.  We’re willing to bet the rest of America will come running over shortly and see what they’ve been missing.  Pray for the days when the Americans won’t have to fly out of Toronto or Mexico.  And bet on it, Cubans are eagerly waiting for the Americans to return to Cuba.  They can’t wait, seriously, for the Americans to return. Trust us on this one.

For the art connoisseur, there’s so much to see in Havana in the way of art.  Here’s another of our chance encounters with street art in Havana – it’s everywhere.  These images of art in the streets of Havana are from one of our many walks along on the glorious Paseo del Prado, once a fine avenue of some of the wealthiest residencies of Havana, much like the Champs-Elysées in Paris.  Some of these glorious houses have been restored.  Let’s say, the Paseo del Prado is a work-in-progress but still fantastically beautiful!  Sunday brunch on the Paseo del Prado led to this chance discovery of an Cuban art exhibition on the avenue.  Yes, Cuban art  for sale and the chance view the paintings and meet the artists is here.  Just walk through the streets of old Havana.  It’s everywhere.  Havana is hot, yes!

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Apologies to our readers for watermarking our images at AteneoArt Cuba .  We seem to be experiencing a high percentage of people using our images without authorization.  Please contact us if you wish to use any images from our website.  These images are copyrighted by Ateneo Art Cuba.  On the other hand, if you want your own photos of Cuban art for your website, you can travel to Cuba yourself and get your own pics.  Thanks for understanding.

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