Beautiful Black and White Photos of Cuba

This article originally featured on The Poor Explorer Blog. WARNING: The following will make you want to go to Cuba, immediately. 

Photographing Cuba was one of the easiest gigs I’ve ever had. This gorgeous country is like a well-trained model, effortlessly showing off her best bits… Only in a grungy, dirty, derelict way. The dirtiness is what makes her so beautiful and such an interesting country to capture. The following is a collection of my favourite black and white snaps taken from all over Cuba, showcasing the relaxed, anything-goes Cuban way of life.

Streets of Havana, Cuba with decrepid buildings and old cars Black and White.jpg 2. Cuban boy w popsicle and Dirty streets of Havana3. Havana buildings skyline and Cuban agencia de rap4. An onion seller, Hamel street artwork and an old doorEl Malecon in Havana, Cuba.jpg6. Streets of Santa Clara, Homeless Cuban man, Chevvy driver and US propaganda grafitti7. Trinidad view, Baracoa tabletop mountain and Cuban girl with dad on horseScraggly tree, mountains and dead grass in Vinales, Cuba black and white_.jpg9. Cows working the farmland and a tin house on Granma IslandTobacco Farmer smokes a cigar in his house in Vinales, Cuba.jpgPhotos from Left to Right, Top to Bottom: 1. A typical street scene in Havana, 2. A young Cuban boy hangs out in a Havana back alley, 3. A street in Havana filled with rubbish, 4. The skyline in Havana, 5. The Cuban Rap Agency with Bicycle taxi, 6. An Onion Seller, 7. Hamel Street Art in Havana, 8. An old wooden door in Trinidad, 9. The Malecon in the afternoon, Havana, 10. Woman walks in front of Colonial Building in Santa Clara, 11. A homeless man in a Ché Guevara shirt sits in a park in Trinidad, 12. A Chevrolet taxi diver in Havana, 13. U.S Army propaganda on the walls of Santa Clara, 14. The skyline of Trinidad with surrounding mountains, 15. Baracoa tabletop mountain, 16. A young Cuban girl and her father ride home on their horse in Trinidad, 17. A lone tree sits amongst farmland in Viñales, 18. The buffalo work the land in Viñales, 19. A tin house sits atop the hill after Hurricane Sandy on Granma Island, 20. A tobacco farmer smokes a freshly rolled cigar in his hut in Viñales.

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Country: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Currency: 2 Currencies – Peso (CUP) and Convertible Peso (CUC)
$1 USD = 26.5CUP or 1.00CUC
I was here: January 2015

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Crystal Egan

Passionate baby goat cuddler and part-time adventurer, Crystal can often be found doing headstands on the edges of cliffs, taking photos of abandoned buildings or sleeping on deserted islands with dangerous criminals. She has too many awesome stories and helpful tips to keep them all to herself so follow along and in return she will bring you inspiring pictures, travel videos and a whole load of fun!

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