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Lady in doorway, Havana

Havana lady.............................(2548.jpg)

I'm a travel photographer, and one of the things I love most about travelling, is meeting weird and wonderful people. On one of my trips to Havana, I came across two landmarks, La Bodeguita de Medio, a longstanding watering hole for the likes of Ernest Hemingway, famed for its rum mojitos. And, permanently moored in a doorway, a few yards away, a strange-looking old lady smoking an enormous cigar and clutching a fist full of dollars, from possibly drunk tourists, wanting a photographic souvenir of ‘the real Cuba.' AM

Image: copyright Alan McArthur

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  • Alex

    June 2, 2008

    I find it coincidental she is wearing keds shoes which is one of the american companies that HAS set up shop in Cuba. Yet still this stupid never ending embargo which in my opinion if we were a country of giving. It is total B.S. This agreement with a US company just goes to show that we are the ones who walks away from the bartering table if there is ever any talks. We should just get over ourselves, and the these stupid policies we keep.

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