Take Me Back to Old Havana

by Ekua on June 4, 2011 in Cuba,movies with movement

I recently came across this wonderfully honest and beautiful video of scenes from Old Havana. It unexpectedly made me feel like I was in Havana again. It captures what a visit to the city is all about. The main thing to see there is everyday living as is — the resourcefulness and creative solutions, lots of people spending lots of time observing the same things they see everyday, the prominent mellowness and seriousness that sometimes is what it is but can also belie spirited living, the unique characters that isolation develops… some of the things that make it impossible to compare Cuba with anywhere else, some of the elements of Cuba that make it so strange and so enticing.

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Angela June 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Very nice, I haven’t been to Cuba, I feel their culture and traditions are something that stick with you for a long time..

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Ekua June 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Very true. For me it’s partly because I’m really into Afro Latin culture and partly because it’s such a unique place.

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steph June 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

Excellent video. Thanks for sharing. Cuba is definitely on my travel list ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ekua June 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I highly recommend it!

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Katherina June 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

A great video – I love the way it captures the day by day of the city and still, it looks like art. I’m going to Havana in one week, and hope to capture some of this ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ekua June 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Awesome, enjoy it! You’re probably there now, I’m behind on responding! This was about the time that I was there last year and I’ve been reminiscing a lot lately…

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