Fruit Vendor – Old Havana

Fruit Vendor – Old Havana

On a quiet, early morning Habana Veja (Old Havana) street, a fruit vendor readies his cart for the day. The shelves of the government-run stores are often woefully empty. Enterprising individuals are filling the gap by selling fresh fruits and vegetable in local neighborhoods and in temporary markets giving rise to a tentative but promising free market system.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

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  1. .,. On Apr 1, 2015 3:37 PM, “Ron Mayhew’s Blog” wrote: > > fotograffer posted: “On a quiet, early morning Habana Veja (Old Havana) street, a fruit vendor readies his cart for the day. The shelves of the government-run stores are often woefully empty. Enterprising individuals are filling the gap by selling fresh fruits and … i” >

  2. Wonderful image, Ron. The bananas look like the freshest things on the street, and the vendor’s pink shoes add a nice bit of colour too. πŸ™‚

    1. Everything about cuba is colorful. πŸ™‚ thank you Sylvia.

        1. Thank you Sylvia. That means a lot. There are more to come. πŸ™‚

  3. Love this photo. Love anything that shows real life in a place I’d like to visit. And this is it. Thanks for posting!

    1. Thanks for your great comment and for visiting.

  4. Marvelous capture Ron. Love his pink shoes πŸ™‚

    1. I was tempted to ask if he would trade with me. πŸ™‚

  5. Men and women like this are the heart and power of what will be a strong culture & life…great shot.

    1. Absolutely. And just the fact that people are able to do this legally now in Cuba is a giant step forward..

  6. It’s good that you were ther now, before MacDonalds, Coca Cola and all the other companies move in and destroy the city forever with signs and ads.

    1. Things are changing rapidly. And as the embargo comes down I just hope the cuban government will have the will to control the inevitable sprawl. Thanks for your comment Cardinal.

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