Cuban car in old Havana with two little boys playing by the side.
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Inside a classic Cuban taxi car
Real life in Cuba as a Cuban lady walks past a red and white classic car
Blue and white classic car taxi in Havana
An elegant young lady in black walks past a blue and white classic Cuban car and a red moped. Arty photos in Old Havana.
Two little Cuban boys playing by a classic car in Habana Vieja
Red and white classic Cuban car in Old Havana
Colourful classic American old cars driving along a street in Havana on the way to the town centre
Red classic Cuban car
These Cuban cars just keep on and on, as you can see with this one looking immaculate as it is being driven along the streets of Havana
Kids the world over hang out in the streets listening to music. However music is deeply embedding in the soul of all Cubans. To the right a classic American car is being repaired at the roadside
Roadside repairs of a classic Cuban car
Real life in Cuba as a classic car engine is taken apart in the street.
Under the bonnet of a classic Cuban car.
This was my 6th visit to Cuba since 1996, but the cars have not changed. I was in Havana to photograph a real Cuban wedding – on 14th December 2014 – but couldn’t resist spending a day in Old Havana just taking pictures of cars and people.
I actually met my husband here, on the last day of my very first trip to Cuba, but it wasn’t till my second visit 18 months later that we got together. I had just completed a 6 month’s rapid course in Spanish, but even so by head ached after spending hours and hours talking in Spanish on that second visit that change the course of my life. He was working as a Sound Designer /Recordist/Engineer at Cuban TV, and I had just graduated from Huddersfield Uni. Fortunately he was a very accomplished English speaker too, so no problems of communication at all.
I spent my first week cycling from Havana to Trinidad (a town in Cuba) – a distance of about 250 km – in aid of the National Deaf Children’s Society, then in the second week stayed with this lovely Cuban family I had met on the last day of my initial visit when on a study trip. They had a 50 year old fridge that needed a new motor, so I made it a condition that I was allowed to pay for that to be repaired. Towards the end of that week, we went into Havana to try and get an umbrella repaired – yes repaired – and on our way back as we were waiting for a bus, I asked Jorge why he didn’t consider coming to the UK to work. his reply was that in order to work in the UK, he would need to be married. Without even thinking , I replied,
“Well that can be arranged!”
15 years on , we are still married, so sometime things are just meant to be.
Cuban taxi more than 50 years old and still on the road.
Art picture of classic Cuban taxi.
Cuban street life with classic car and local Cubans.
Classic Cuban taxi in Old Havana December 2014.
Love the grille in the front of this car.
Art photo of the back of an old car by a Cuban window in Havana.
They have no private space of garage so just set about repairing their cars where they stop.
Cuban streets are so full of beautiful old cars!
A classic Cuban car driver spots my camera and waves to me as he drives past.
Cars and mopeds being driven through Old Havana.
A Cuban taxi stops to see if it can get a new passenger.
Cuban taxi in Old Havana.
Lime green Cuban taxi driving past a street in Havana with peeling paint.
Street in Old Havana with classic Cuban taxi car driving past.
Red and white old American car used as a taxi, driving past pedestrians walking along the pavement in Old Havana. (Habana Vieja)
Classic white Cuban car used as a taxi in Old Havana
Real life on the streets of Old Havana
Cuban lady looking at an old American car in Havana
Cuban cars in Old Havana drive past as girls cross the street in Habana Vieja
Classic street scene in Old Havana
Old American car used as a taxi in Havana
Lime green and white classic Cuban car in Old Havana
Close up of the lime green car with white roof in Old Havana.
Blue car by candlewick twisted (sugar candy?) columns
Blue Cuban car in Old Havana
Blue car in Havana.
Conversation piece: red motorbike with sidecar in Havana.
Red, yellow, green and blue!
Old Cuban cars by El Malecón.
Havana may look as if it is crumbling, but in reality it is full of life.
Street in Havana
Old Cuban cars everywhere, gleaming in the sunlight.
The appeal of Havana is in the feeling that time has stood still.
Love this shiny blue classic car as it drives past the tall decorative columns of a 100 year old block of flats in Havana.
Symphony of colour in yellow, blue and green.
Old cars going past Plaza de Maceo in Havana, Cuba at night. on el Malecón.