torsdag den 5. februar 2015
Her på "Plaza de la Revolución" lå Indenrigsminesteriet med et kæmpe portræt af Che Guevara på gavlen.
Since the course was held right outside Havana and we lived in this town, that was the place we saw most. Havana is a beautiful, old city. Most houses could seriously use some renovation, but are still pretty. Everywhere in Cuba, there are pictures of the "revolution heroes" - really everywhere!
Here at "Plaza de la Revolución" was the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a giant portrait of Che Guevara on the wall.
Monumentet er en gigantisk stjerneformet søjle og kunne ses vidt omkring.
On the other side of the 8-lane road (Oh yes. EIGHT lanes! 4 in each direction. Took some time to cross that road!) was "Monumento a José Marti" - another hero of the people.
The monument is a gigantic star-shaped pillar and could be seen from afar.
Just across the bay was a lighthouse next to an old, Spanish fort. As you might guess, seeing the canons pointing at the town, the Spanish and Cuban people were not exactly friends. There were quite a few old Spanish buildings around the town, and they still do speak Spanish, so they definitely left a marked impression on the country.
Som I kan se, var der en del skyer. Det var der hele ugen, og det var lige en del koldere end jeg forventede. Man skulle helst have en trøje over sit sommertøj om eftermiddagen og aftenen!
Havana has an 8 kilometer long promenade, that was really nice. Many people hang out at the promenade, and it's a beautiful place to take a walk. This photo is looking back towards our hotel (by the two towers with lightened windows).
As you can see, they had quite a few clouds. They were there all week, and it was somewhat colder than expected. It was best with a cardigan over the summer tops late in the day!
Jeg tror også de fleste huse havde direkte gennemgang til en gård ude bagved. Da vejret som regel er dejligt varmt, har de ikke så stort behov for at være indendørs som os andre......
This is a look through an open front door in old Havana. Behind almost all doors was a long staircase going up, making you quite curious to go up there looking!
I do think most houses had very easy access to a garden or backyard behind the house. Since the weather is usually warm, they don't need to be inside as much as up north were we live......
Nogle steder lå der også kanonkugler......
They seriously had a lot of cannons in Havana! So many, that they could use some as a sort of road-block when arriving at the pedestrian area. I really think it looks nice!
Some places, they even had cannon balls.......