On the desk is a rubber stamp used when returning letters unread, saying "I never write letters - Ernest Hemingway". The plate on the wall is from Picasso.
Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña
Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana · Havana Cathedral - Made from coral
"Old and Older Havana" - Classic and Timeless
The Havana Queens are an award-winning, independent/private dance company who perform a variety of traditional and modern styles. Here is a short sample from a recent rehearsal I was fortunate to attend (November 2017)
Finally, a few short "bonus videos" of some authentic Cuban phenomena, from chamber music to flamenco, Spanish classic to modern dance. With a capella Holiday music in between, like this warm sendoff on our last night in Havana before heading North for the holidays - and snow.
Here is a short snippet of as "as authentic as you can get": a 'barbershop sextet' complete with barber shop, playing classic Cuban music and rhythm, right in the heart of Havana's old town square. Puro.
And lastly, a short taste of one of Cuba's great chamber/cha-cha orchestras, Orquesta de Cámara de Cienfuegos. This gifted ensemble covers classical (European & Cuban), contemporary, and puro-Cuban music, from symphonies to Cha Cha and Bodeguero.