Havana Blues book
Crumbling pastel-colored facades and parked vintage cars remind of the past, and live music fills the air. Welcome to Havana, where there is incredible energy. The Cuban capital, located along the Florida Straits, has gone through several transformations: it was a Spanish colonial settlement, in the 1930s under mafia rule, in the 1950s part of the glamor world, then it was followed by the Cuban Revolution and, more recently, a cultural renaissance. Havana's bold and provocative approach to art, cuisine and entertainment and its eclectic mix of African, French, Spanish and North American influences, including a variety of architectural styles from the 16th century to the present day, give this epic city a legendary status on par with the world's greatest cities. Some of the buildings are in poor condition, but the beauty of Baroque, Neoclassicism and Art Deco style is still present.