Now let me get this out. I don’t profess to be architect, an engineer or any expert on buildings or construction. I am someone who just loves to see architecture with character & soul. I’m not into slap dash buildings for the sake of speedy construction. Here is my take on the architecture I found in Cuba.
I am though, a fussy pot who hates buildings where the gutters & downpipes are painted a different colour so they are a ‘feature’ & not plumbing. Sorry, if I have offended anyone’s house paint scheme.
I have been so surprised, as I mentioned in my first post Havana Times that there are so many 1950s style buildings to go with the 1940-50s cars. I’ll add a few photos below to show you some examples. I had known about the old peeling painted buildings & rubble but I hadn’t seen any photos in my research about these gorgeous 1950s buildings that are still standing. I love them.
The Spanish of course, have been a big influence on Cuba. So far many of the plaza’s churches are cookie cut. Unfortunately, though there is not enough money today to do them all up. Yet.
I mentioned in my Cuban Storm post about the beauty of the Museum of Revolution. Some of the photos below would not be out of place in a French palace. We visited Versailles in Paris a few weeks back and I see lots of similarities.
Now to the French who built many of Cienfuegos buildings. I thought one actually had a middle eastern influence too. So beautiful.
So much scaffolding around the place & it’s seems the touristy spots like Trinidad get more attention like more tourists. Makes sense I guess.
We were told this old building was to be a hotel in Trinidad funded by an Italian consortium but fell through, due to too much Cuban tape, we were told.
Like the Lada, Russia did have an influence on architecture but it’s a bit slap dash concrete boxes. No pictures of beauty to include in this post, sorry. Talking about concrete, it appeared to us that there was a lot of concrete cancer about. Unfortunately, the buildings are still being used. Not like Australia.