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Maria Rosenblatt

Those facades mesmerized me as unique pieces of history that are happening right here, right now. And inspired by that, I created this series". - Maria Rosenblatt

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This series was captured in 2017 during my first visit to Cuba. I spent several days in Havana, which left me with many very contradict­ory impression­s.

“In architectu­re, the facade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building.” (Wikipedia)

For me, Havana’s facades represent the tone of the city. With a very exciting and rich architectu­ral past nowadays, many buildings are ramshackle with many signs of a very humble level of life. These contrasts can be related to many other things that I experience­d in Havana: the huge gap between tourist and local neighborho­ods, restaurant­s and bars, different currency and prices for foreigners and Cubans, shiny autos from 50ths that pass by Malecon next to modern cars.

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Facades of Havana. Maria Rosenblatt © All rights reserved.
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Maria Rosenblatt © All rights reserved.
Facades of Havana. Maria Rosenblatt © All rights reserved.
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