Typical street in Old Havana.
Havana Cathedral. It is usually open in the morning, but we got there too late to go inside.
Helen on the right. In the far corner on the right is the alley where we had lunch.
Another view of the square. Whatever is is called.
A better shot of Havana Cathedral.
Lunch the first full day we were in Havana. The place at the end of the street is an art place, where we bought some local art.
The motley crew, waiting lunch. It was very good food.
This is a significant picture. Patty is cutting into her chicken, when came long after all the other food. God knows why. Next to her, Ebony is trying to confirm arrangements for something or another.
I have not idea what kind of running gear this had. I'm sure it was not anything like original.
A bit of Havana Harbor, with an old fort in the distance. Note the little tree air freshener!
On our way to the Hemingway farm.
Here we are at Ernest Hemingway's farm. He bought it in the late 1930's and wrote some of his novels here. He gave it to the Cuban people after the revolution.
The Hemingway farm was a lovely place., on a hill overlooking Havana.
Hemingway's library. The bull on the back wall is a Picasso.
I think both Elaine and I would like to have gone in and looked at the library more closely.
The swimming pool.
Tree roots near the swimming pool, with Hemingway's fishing boat in the background.
Hemingway's fishing boat "Pilar", a 38 foot Wheeler built in Brooklyn. He bought it in 1934.
And one more shot.
A better view of Pilar.
Elaine and Patty enjoying the poolside.
It was like a car show a the farm. I later rode in the burgandy Buick.
More convertibles. A 55 Ford, a 58 Chevy, a 56 DeSoto.
56 Pontiac in the center, in front of a 55 or 56 Buick. That's a 58 Chevy on the right.
Looking back at the Hotel Nacional - quite a place.
Walking out to the water at the Hotel Nacional
You have to wonder what Cathy was contemplating.
She did like that cannon.
53 or 54 Chevy at the entrance of the Hotel Nacional.
A 55 Ford follows the 57 Buick i am riding in.
And off we go on our convertible ride. Beth snagged the front seat.
Our driver. He had put a lot into this car.
The 55 Ford with a 57 Ford behind.
I cannot remember the name of this structure.
Castro or Che? Probably the latter. We were told that the average Cuban does not like Castro.
The 57 or 58 Dodge.
A better look at the Dodge.
The newly opened American Embassy.
Flagpoles at the American Embassy - building on the right.
That's one pretty 57 Pontiac!
Looking across the harbors at downtown Havana at sunset.
Downtown Havana across the harbor. You can see why a major city grew here.
On the right is a cruise ship that was pulling out.
Huge statue of Jesus Christ overlooking Havana Harbor.
The Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club from our Balcony Seats
The band was hot!
The dancers were as good as the musicians and welcomed audience participation.