Malecon, Havana

The Malecon, Havana’s famous sea wall is a truly magical place at sunset, the golden light lifting the pastel colors of the crumbling buildings, the rumbling V8’s of old American cars and the beams from the lighthouse of El Morro combine to make this a photographers dream. It is here at sunset you will find the Cuban people, socializing, practicing musical instruments or drinking Havana Club rum whilst listening to songs on an oversized stereo. I saw boomboxes from the 80s! On some evenings the light of the setting sun can be incomparable, the rich yellow reds making for some great silhouette shots or intense portraits and we were lucky to run into such an evening during one of the days we went there.