This was taken on my first night in Cuba. My travel friend, who had been there 4 or 5 times before walked us into Old Havana, a neighborhood adjacent to the downtown hotel section. It takes a while to get used to the run down appearance of old Havana. The buildings are concrete and stone and thus not easily repaired by individuals and, until a short time ago, people didn't actually own their houses so there was nothing energizing them to fix them up - and little money or resources to do it with. The heat and humidity made everything sort of hazy and it reminded me of old San Juan where people would abandon teh stuffy houses at night and spend time in the streets talking.