Rundown Havana Harbor front building Cuba

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An old, dilapidated building with a coastal view

I love the character of this building. I shot this right at the peak of a gorgeous sunset, which bathes the building in a warm, beautiful glow.

You can just imagine this marvelous building one hundred years ago. The large bay windows where residents stepped out onto the balcony and have incredible views of the Havana Cuba harbor. The architecturally ornate columns, window features, and roof tressels were (at one time) incredible. Yes, if you look at this building, you might laugh as it’s currently in complete disrepair. You might even wonder if it is safe to live in. I can’t deny the condition, but what attracts me is the character. The fact that people are living in these apartments, or some could be abandoned. You can see the clothing handing from two of the upper apartments in the building. The glass in the windows no longer exists and is boarded up with what looks like cupboard doors.

The man bicycling past the building adds that extra element for a great street travel photograph. What is the man carrying over his shoulder?

What you see in this picture is a level of architectural detail that once existed but has virtually disappeared everywhere. I hope the Cuban government one day restores this building to its former glory.

Copyright: Dan Kosmayer
Image ID: 56722
File size: 9.4 MB
Dimensions: 3014 x 3781 px | 300dpi
Releases: Model – no | Property – no

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