Due to internal and external influences the economy of Cuba is in constant crisis. Wages are incredibly low, for example a doctor makes $25 a month (2006). Therefore it is not surprising that much of Cuban housing and infrastructure is in various stages of decay.
I'm certainly not romantic about poverty. However I feel there is a certain beauty about the following images. Just a note: As this series is called "Decline of Cuba" I am not posting photos of beautifully restored old public buildings and private houses of which there are surprisingly many.
A view from our hotel in downtown Havana.
The most central plaza of Old Havana, Plaza Viejo has some
beautifully restored buildings but also this crumbling house.
Grand stadium in disrepair (Havana).
This hotel swimming pool must have been empty for ages.
The ruins of Hotel Mayor in Pinar del Rio Province. We had a
around and tried to imagine what it must have been like in the past.
Ruins of a church tower (Pinar del Rio).
Nice house. Too bad there's no roof (Gibara).
Unbelievable but people still live in these houses (Gibara).
Cafeteria El Amanecer (Cafeteria Sunrise) in Pinar del Rio.
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