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Havana Cruising - The Community Arts / Gaudi edition

by SV Crystal Blues 17 May 19:58 PDT
Havana Cruising © SV Crystal Blues

Cuban artist Jose Fuster decided to decorate his neighborhood with tiled art - now the world comes to see his creation. He worked with his neighbours and the local community to extend the concept to the streets around his home.

Now referred to as Fusterlandia, the district is heavily decorated, from the bus stops to the roof tops. Predictably, Fuster's own home is the most impressive of all, but still it pays to sit back and soak up the district.

The art is intensive and quite pleasing, and the locals are of course happy that their decorated homes attract the tourists. At times the streets are crammed with 1950's tourist taxis - everyone seems to be wearing panama hats and smoking big cigars.

However it really is spectacular, and if you come to Havana you simply must see it. Check out the Admiral on horse back - I never thought I'd see the day!

What style this art emulates is now hard to say - Gaudi is in there, but others say Picasso and Dali are also represented.

On these streets it is a competition between the flash cars and the flash houses - which is the most artistic? I'll take the car....

This article has been provided by the courtesy of svcrystalblues.blogspot.com

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