March 24, 2013

Seaside, Havana

Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin

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The century-old stone wall of the Malecón, Havana's famous oceanside esplanade, shields the city—imperfectly—from the battering of roiling seas. On calmer nights people come out to stroll on the street.

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10 comments
Quintino Raiderfan
Quintino Raiderfan

I love how the waves are hitting the wall like a tsumani is ready to happen. I like how yo got a up close picture, but how did you do that?

Shai Shai
Shai Shai

I love how the city looks deserted. I also enjoy how the water splashes over the wall.

matthew s.
matthew s.

It looks so cool with the water on the lens. I like the view point from there it looks so cool.

Justin Herobrine
Justin Herobrine

Nice photo. The water looks pretty scary. How did you take this picture?

Mallory K
Mallory K

I love how the water is hitting the wall. I like how the buildings look very old.

Carlos Fernandez
Carlos Fernandez

I just love how foreign photographers pimp images of Cuba without actually experiencing life in Cuba and trying to at the very least tell a story. Just make the image go back to the hotel and sell it to anyone that want's to buy it. It's almost cowardly. It's as if you paid your admission to go to a zoo, shot wild animals in captivity and passed it off as wildlife photography. I have actually seen this several times, on several visits. I visit and stay with family. I live the experience of no hot water, horrible food, and intermittent electricity. Oh and no AC. If they have lived like this for 50 years, I can do it for a couple of weeks. I also get involved in peoples lives that I photograph, send back images and share the profit with them.

Billel N.
Billel N.

Incredible Havana,Great Nature's fury,waaaw.......

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