The Malecon, that broad esplanade that separates the sea and city, is the heart and soul of Havana and Habaneros. It’s late Saturday afternoon and the weather is clearing. A stiff breeze across the Florida Straits continues to push some large waves crashing into the rocks below. People gather to enjoy themselves as the sun slowly finishes tracing its arc across the Caribbean sky.
Fishing seems to be the main preoccupation here. Intent on catching dinner or just spending time with friends, men stand shoulder to shoulder along the seawall.
The fishermen cast their carefully rigged lines as far into the sea as possible, wait patiently for that tug on the line, and dodge the occasional shower.
Of course, there are pictures to be taken…
And kites to fly.
And the sun set over Havana’s Malecon as it does every day.
Having recently returned from my second trip to Cuba this year I find myself missing her and am hoping to return again next year. The Cuban people are warm and welcoming. They have a spirit and dignity that is uniquely Cubano. This time, I took twelve other travelers for their first time to explore our closest neighbor to the south.
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Kings On the Road21 Dec 2015
Nice collection Ron. I especially like the sunset shot. Merry Christmas!
fotograffer2 Jan 2016
Thanks guys. Happy New Year and all the best in your travels.
kerbey23 Dec 2015
Those are great! My father was born there, so I will have to travel there one day.
fotograffer2 Jan 2016
I hope you get are able to go there soon. I don’t think you would be disappointed. All the best in the new year.
kerbey2 Jan 2016
All the best to you, too!
Dina24 Dec 2015
Dalo 20133 Jan 2016
What a great slice of life you have captured on this pier ~ I could see myself spending a few days here just soaking it all in. Great shots Ron, you’ve captured Cuba so well.
fotograffer14 Jan 2016
It is where Habaneros come to hang out in the late afternoons till late evenings. Always something interesting to see. Thanks Randall.
nomad, interrupted8 Mar 2016
A wonderful series that captures life in Cuba. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip. I sure wish I could have gone. 🙂
fotograffer14 Mar 2016
It was a great trip. Hopefully, next time.
carolinehelbig10 May 2016
I stumbled upon your blog and I’m absolutely mesmerized by your photos. This post hit a chord with me because I would love to visit Havana. I was recently in Cadiz, Spain and your fishing on the Malecon images remind me a lot of that wonderful city.
fotograffer28 May 2016
I hope you can go to Havana. It’s a lovely city and my favorite.
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