Cuba has been off the grid for US Citizens for over 50 years. It's been restricted for so long that it has taken on mythological features of a forbidden land. In reality it's a beautiful 700 mile long island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea rich in 500 years of history and culture.
In 2012 attending the Annual Havana International Jazz Festival was difficult to gain permission to travel, we had to fly a circular route from Key West to Nassau and then to Havana. I discovered this photographic treasure trove and the wonderful friendly people of this forbidden land.
Today the relationship between the US and Cuba is improving and travel is almost normalized between Key West and Havana. Traveling to visit Havana is a 50 minute flight. There is a new sense of openness. Its an exciting time in Cuba there are new construction projects everywhere.
I visited a number of cities and towns and have categorized my photos in four main groups, Streets of Havana, Havana, The Music of Havana, Cuba Countryside.
I plan to return as often as possible and add to this collection of the "forbidden land" with all my new friends.