Cuba

February 27, 2015

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Aside from being a world traveller, Celeste Moure is the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. Enjoy her words and photos from a recent trip to Cuba…

MOA Journeys, gives art lovers the opportunity to gain new insights and fresh perspectives on art and cultures around the globe. Myself and 20 museum members recently journeyed to Cuba, where we delved into the themes explored in MOA’s acclaimed exhibition, Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art. Beyond Havana, we traveled to Viñales, Cienfuegos, Bay of Pigs, and Trinidad, where we encountered a country on the verge of transformation.

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A beach and dive center on the way to Bay of Pigs.

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The view of Havana from Morro Castle.

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Vintage car in front of the Museo de la Revolución.

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Locals set up impromptu shops from their home windows.

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Bicitaxis are the most affordable means of transportation.

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A street in Old Havana.

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Young students in the military gather at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes for a guided tour.

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There’s a surprise around every corner.

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Man in red.

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Che Guevara’s famous words, Hasta la victoria siempre (Until victory, always), are immortalized on the façade of a building.

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Cooling off with a refreshing lime and sugar cane drink.

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In Viñales Valley, traditional methods of agriculture have remained unchanged for centuries.

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The mogotes – a series of rounded hills that rise from the flat plains in Viñales Valley.

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A rations store in Trinidad, where locals are allowed to buy a limited amount of provisions and supplies like eggs, rice, and soap.

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The city of Trinidad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Did you enjoy Cuba? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series and view more of Celeste’s photography here.