like the most beautiful slum ever
September 20, 2012 10:19 AM Subscribe
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This NYT slideshow of Cuba photographs
does an excellent job of portraying Cuba's mood: "like the most beautiful slum ever."“For me, this really embodies all the contradictions of modern Cuba,” says Andrew Moore, a photographer who has spent more than a decade traveling to Cuba. Moore points to the juxtaposition of the crumbling, colonial-era warehouse and the the view through the archway of a crane used to unload and load barges on the San Juan River and the clever creation of an urban garden. “For me this came as a sign of entrepreneurship that’s now developing in Cuba.” It’s a story, Moore says, of “people reinventing themselves and reinventing the landscapes of the cities.”
The accompanying 9-page article, Where is Cuba Going?
is also a fascinating read, though more particular. Both capture the feeling of what it's like to visit.