It seemed as if we had just arrived at the same time that it felt like we had been here for quite a while - you know that feeling? When we had been at the print coop earlier, we had liked some of the work there and it was inexpensive to boot, so we knew we wanted to get back there and what better day to do it than our last one in Havana. There was one little trip in the morning and in the afternoon, we were to go to an Afro-Cuban dance rehearsal.
During one of the days that I opted out to put my swollen ankles up and sort through the photos I had shot the day before, JK had gone with a group that wandered into an antiques store where they had old photos. When he told me about that, I knew that was one other place I wanted to visit and it was on the way to the print gallery. This was how we met Carlos Manuel, owner of the antique shop, who sold me 20 old photos (which will be incorporated into some new art in the near future) for $20!
Then it was time for lunch at the same paladar that we had been at the first day. Their menus were printed by the print coop and even the little decoupage boxes in which the bill was delivered was artful!
After lunch it was time to get back to the hotel to meet up with the other photographers and see where the Afro-Cuban dance troupe was rehearsing. It was like a lobby where they rehearsed and little space for photographers and difficult to shoot as it was a long narrow space. Here's the link to the video on You Tube. We also had our final dinner that evening with our guides and photographer guides. The next morning, it was packing up and getting on the bus for the ride out to the airport and going through customs. Adios Havana!