Carlos Frías

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Cuba: Then...



Cuba today: Havana province and La Cabaña


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El Floridita with "Hemingway"
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Hidden streets of Old Havana
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Bodega in Old Havana
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How they do laundry in Old Havana
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Christ of Havana, overlooks the bay
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Plaza of St. Francisco church
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St. Francisco church in Old Havana
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Beautified streets of Old Havana
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A food ration station in Old Havana
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All this and more at the ration station
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What remains of one of Papi's cafes in Old Havana
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Renovated entrance to Chinatown, el barrio chino
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The real streets of el barrio chino
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Entrance to the former prison, La Cabaña where Papi was held
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A chapel in what was once a notorious prison in an atheistic Cuba
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Rows of cell doors at La Cabaña
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Could this have been my father's cell?
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The Christ of Havana, visible, ironically, from La Cabaña
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Boys play baseball on the grounds of my father's prison
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Statue of Jose Martí in the Central Plaza
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A "camello" used as bus transportation
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Another beautified entrance to el barrio chino
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Log book showing where my grandfather was interred
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My family's crypt in Vedado/Havana province
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The apartment where my mother lived in Havana
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The view from that apartment
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The beautified Hotel Plaza, which was once condemned

Mariano: My father's city in Havana


My mother's cities: Cárdenas and Varadero