Saturday, 23 April 2016

Art Deco Tour in Havana

Here are a few pictures shot on our art deco tour of Havana.
We had a guide and an architectural expert on the tour, pointing out the major art deco attractions in the suburbs of  Playa, Miramar and Vedado, finishing off at the Bacardi building in Old Havana. Well worth the trip if you have a morning to spare on your stay in Havana (and have an interest in some of the different architecture in the city).

Edeficio Arenal
Old movie theatre under repair in Havana
Close up of the Arenal Theatre, Havana
Art Deco details, Arenal Theatre, Havana
Original Lalique glass panels in the restaurant of the Casa de la Amistad
Once a private house (now nationalised) it has a neo-classical exterior with plenty of art deco interior elements..
Locals share a moment in the entranceway to the art deco edificio López Serrano
Foyer of one of the city's most iconic art deco apartments - El edificio López Serrano (Looks like it could easily be a set for Batman Returns..).
Sadly in need of a  lot of repair...
El edificio López Serrano
Terrazzo entrance hall to the
edificio López Serrano

Inside the foyer of the deco/art nouveau Barcardi Building in Habana Vieja
Barcardi Building
View from the street

Adjacent to the El edificio López Serrano, this old basement garage door in the art deco style needs just a bit more love and attention to prevent it from disintegrating entirely!

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