Two Boys in a window in old Havana

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  1. The_Traveler

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    Old Havana is a terribly run-down area actually caused by the odd interaction of history, policy and climate.
    After Castro's success in Cuba, there was an embargo on virtually everything so Cuba was short of construction materials. In their nominally socialist state, everything was owned by the state and people could not, did not own their homes and thus had no real incentive to do any maintenance on homes that were not their own. Additionally, most construction was cement and thus not easily maintained by individuals with low income and, seemingly, not great desire.
    So old Havana looks terrible.

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    Terribly beautiful in it's own way. Wonderful image Lew, the texture and emotion work well together. I dig how you brought that window in on the right and the wire in on the lower left. This is really masterful composition. What a way to set up a little boy picking his nose.
     
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    I like the building in the photos, there is something about the texture and the building having no window glass. Nice photo. =]
     
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    Good shot......
     
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    Excellent, emotive image.

    I went to Havana a few years ago, thinking it would be fun, romantic, cool - but is was mainly sad and I felt guilty being a comparatively rich tourist looking at the distressed state of the city.
     

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