CDR-1348: SR Set: Rediscovering Cuba

Cuba beckons as the coming travel destination! As did Hemingway in 1928, our Canadian friends have discovered--and documented--Cuba's fascinating architecture and--lately--its extraordinary efforts at restoration of many historic buildings in Havana. Scholars Resource offers a glimpse of what awaits!



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Title: Ambos Mundos Hotel
Description: Ambos Mundos Hotel, with costumed street performers outside on Calle Obispo.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03271
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Title: Ambos Mundos Hotel
Description: The oblique main corner. View up to the top fifth floor and the windows of Hemingway's room overlooking Obispo and Mercaderes.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03272
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Title: Ambos Mundos Hotel
Description: Main entrance. Surmounted by glass canapy.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03275
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Title: Ambos Mundos Hotel
Description: Interior. Original screen-cage elevator to upper floors.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03277
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Title: Ambos Mundos Hotel
Description: Room 511. Fifth floor corner room rented by Ernest Hemingway from 1932 - 1939, now conserved as a museum. View towards the bed alcove. In foreground the height adjustable writing table.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03278
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Title: Ambos Mundos Hotel
Description: Room 511. Close view of the Remington typewriter and Hemingway's spectacles on the adjustable writing table
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Casa de Mateo Pedroso
Description: Main Façade. Two storey, and with a prominent mezzanine level. Top third level added later. Present use, part retail arts and crafts.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03169
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Title: Casa de Mateo Pedroso
Description: Main Façade. Detail, mezzanine level balcony supported by full length stone console. View up.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03171
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Title: Casa de Mateo Pedroso
Description: Patio. Large. Round-arched arcade, with monumental columns surrounding patio. Tuscan order..
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03176
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Title: Casa de Mateo Pedroso
Description: Patio. Entrance arch from main entrance hallway to patio, mixtilinear design. Decorative tiled dado. Stairs either side of entrance, ascending to mezzanine and second storey.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Centro Gallego (now Grand Teatro de Habana)
Description: South and East Facades. Corner of Paseo del Prado /Calle San Martin. Built for Gallician community on site of Tacon theater, which was incorporated into building, became Garcia Lorca theater.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03705
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Title: Centro Gallego (now Grand Teatro de Habana)
Description: East Facade. View from North-east. Monumental sculpture groups of allegorical themes, above two entranceways.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03104
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Title: Paseo del Prado and Calle Refugio
Description: Streetscape. View along Calle Refugio, east, from the Prado. Elaborate colonnade on right side of street; the neo-classical church, Angel Custodio, at the end.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03105
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Title: Paseo del Prado and Calle Refugio
Description: Continuous Portico. South side of Calle Refugio. Ornate colonnade.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03030
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Title: Pedestrian Promenade, Paseo del Prado
Description: Art exhibition and social gathering. View 2.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Pedestrian Promenade, Paseo del Prado
Description: Group of children at play.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Pedestrian Promenade, Paseo del Prado
Description: View from Parque de los Enamorados towrds north end of the Paseo del Prado
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03029
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Title: Pedestrian Promenade, Paseo del Prado
Description: Art exhibition and social gathering. View 1.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03067
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Title: Residence, Paseo del Prado
Description: Façade. West side, #206 . Retaining much of the original Beaux Arts elements.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Residence, Paseo del Prado
Description: Façade. West side, #206 . Upper level. Detail, decorative basket arches of arcade fronting the terrace, ornamented parapet at roof level
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03074
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Title: Residence, Paseo del Prado
Description: Façade. Colon/Prado, south corner. Modest, neo-classical style building. Unrestored.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03107
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Title: Residence, Paseo del Prado
Description: Facades. East side, between Calles Refugios and Genios. Two residences, with neo-classical and eclectic features, undergoing restoration.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03241
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Title: Residence, San Francisco de Paula
Description: Street Façade. Small, but formerly impressive residence. Single storey, with three, high and ornamented door frames. Stucco-covered brick construction.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03242
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Title: Residence, San Francisco de Paula
Description: Street Façade. Brightly painted residence, with full-length covered porch. Terracotta roof tiles.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03243
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Title: Residence, San Francisco de Paula
Description: Street Façade. Modest, small building. Wood siding.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03244
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Title: Residence, San Francisco de Paula
Description: Street Façade. Brightly painted residence, with full-length covered porch. Terracotta roof tiles.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03262
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Title: Residences and Street Scenes, Cojimar
Description: Street Façade. Single storey residence on main street to harbour. Full-length covered porch.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03263
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Title: Residences and Street Scenes, Cojimar
Description: Street Facade. Single storey, modest, residence on main street to harbour. Full-length covered porch.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03264
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Title: Residences and Street Scenes, Cojimar
Description: Streetscape. Side street with modest town housing.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Residences and Street Scenes, Cojimar
Description: Streetscape. Main road towards the Torreon de Cojimar, and the harbour.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03266
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Title: Residences and Street Scenes, Cojimar
Description: Street Façade. Single storey residence on main street to harbour. Full-length covered porch.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03267
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Title: Residences and Street Scenes, Cojimar
Description: Overloaded Telegraph Pole. Main street.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Residences and Street Scenes, Cojimar
Description: Park Benches. Landscaped area in public parquette.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Las Murallas Neighbourhood
Description: Facades. South end Paseo del Prado. Colourful restoration in bright pastel hues. Street level continuous portico, commercial use as shops and cafes etc. Upper levels, residential.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03405
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Title: Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Description: Fortress location. View, poor strategic position well down the canal leading to Bay of Havana. At rear, Castillo del Morro, opposite shore at entrance to canal from sea
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03407
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Title: Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Description: South Façade. Square floor plan, with triangular corner bastions, encircled by wide moat. Oldest extant colonial fortress in the Americas. View from South.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03406
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Title: Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Description: South Façade. Square floor plan, with triangular corner bastions. View from west end. Entrance with (formerly) wooden drawbridge, between bastions.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03409
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Title: Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Description: South Façade. Detail, entrance.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Description: West Façade. Raking view towards the north-west bastion, surmounted by a bell tower.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
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Title: Castillo de la Real Fuerza
Description: Bell Tower. Circular, erected on north-west bastion in 1632. Crowned by bronze weather vane, 'La Giraldilla', by Jeronimo Pinzon Solis in1634, (now in situ, a replica).
Vendor: Veritas Imaging