Havana historic dates

U.S President Obama has opened up relations between the US and Cuba and the first day for departures under the new rule is January 16, 2015.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Departing Miami for Havana, Cuba January 16, 205

 

 

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Havana airport parking lot. January 16, 2015

 

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Departing the airport, Havana, Cuba

 

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Arriving on the runway to see farmers baling hay between the flight paths.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Mark Potter from NBC news asking people about the changes expected in the culture with an expansion in tourism. Journalists cover the news – this is the day the embargo was lifted from travel between the US and Cuba.

 

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Mom in Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Old Square (Plaza Vieja): Cobbles stones made of wood.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Church

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Family portrait in paint and sandstone in Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Old Square (Plaza Vieja): Che hats for sale.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Wedding couple.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Street musicians

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Got Dope?

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Center for fertility clinic.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Square

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Bears from around the world in St. Francis de Assisi Square

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bears from around the world.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Bumble bees

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B.J. French

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Bronze of a man who was wrongly accused of a crime and he died in prison. People touch his beard and his finger for luck. But he doesn’t appear to have been all that lucky!

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Bronze of a man in Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

The basilica and the monastery of San Francisco de Asis (Saint Francis of Assisi) were built in Havana, Cuba at the end of sixteenth century (1580–91)

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Old Havana

 

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

The Prado in Old Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Rennovation in Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Building from 1895

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Old cars are used as taxis in Havana Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Havana is a natural port for the cruise lines.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

B.J. French (Mom) and me – selfie in the horse carriage, by Keri Pickett

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Tour buses and horse carts, Old Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Horse cart tour, Old Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Horse cart driver and Mom

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Our group.

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Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Flower market

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Bike taxi, Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Professional models, Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Professional model, Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Sand painting, Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Sand painting, Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Visit to artist’s studio, Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Art supplies

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Lecture on Cuban Architecture

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Artist’s studio security camera set-up.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Artist’s studio visit

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

View from the Parque Central Hotel new building

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Wifi in the lobby of the Parque Central Hotel in Old Havana, Cuba

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Selfie with Mom on the bus.

Key West Literary Seminar Tour Havana Jan 16-21, 2015

Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is an author, photographer and filmmaker telling the stories of life, family and community with intimacy, honesty and impact. Pickett is Producer, Director and Camera for the award-winning feature documentary film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’, about the rise and fall of the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history, available on Netflix and Amazon. Her short film, 'Steel // Spirit' premiered at MSPIFF and won certificate of excellence in India. Her award-winning books include Love in the 90s; BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995); Faeries; Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses (Aperture, 2000); Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (WaterBrook, 2004). The recipient of a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board grants, three McKnight Foundation Photography fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Bush Foundation Fellow, Pickett’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.