CDR-1348: SR Set: Rediscovering Cuba

Cuba beckons as the coming travel destination! As did Hemingway in 1928, our Canadian friends have discovered--and documented--Cuba's fascinating architecture and--lately--its extraordinary efforts at restoration of many historic buildings in Havana. Scholars Resource offers a glimpse of what awaits!



Ver-03680
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Title: National Capitol Building
Description: East Facade. Monumental building, with high central drum/dome, loggia wings either side, terminating in hemicycles. Elevated view #1 from South-east. Restoration begun summer of 2013
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03685
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Title: National Capitol Building
Description: East Facade. Central bay and entrance portico, surmounted by drum and dome. View from East.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ard-40277
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Overall view of El Capitolio (National Capitol Building, 1929), showing dome
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ver-03697
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Title: National Capitol Building
Description: East Facade. South wing. View from South-east of end section and the south hemicycle.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03754
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Title: Las Murallas Neighbourhood
Description: View. Forecourt of Capitolio building and the south end of Prado. Area developed as a social, hotel, economic and business area during late 19th and early 20th century.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03694
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Title: National Capitol Building
Description: East Facade. North wing. Detail, view up to coffered ceiling of loggia, and stylised, egg and dart capitals of colonnade.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03131
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Title: Cathedral Plaza, Havana
Description: Small Plaza. Surrounded by notable mansions, with Cathedral at its north side. Established on site of natural well at end of Zanja Real aqueduct. View from North.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03776
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Title: Bacardi Building
Description: Facade. Facing west, onto Avenida Belgica. Multi-storyed, using a stepped design for upper storeys, which forms a central tower surmounting the west face. Use of luxuriant materials and Art Deco orna
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03777
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Title: Bacardi Building
Description: Facade. Projecting cental bay. Detail, ground floor level, comprising triple entrance doors, faced in red Belgian granite, with ornamental inlays of brass and brass fittings.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03780
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Title: Bacardi Building
Description: Facade. Central bay, upper level and tower. Ornamental brickwork, and glazed terracotta reliefs of geometric, floral designs, and nude female figures bearing cornucopias. View of west face.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03787
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Title: Bacardi Building
Description: Interior. Reception Room. Colourful dŽecor, including black marble dado, attached, fluted pilasters, and brass fittings.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03771
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Title: Fuente de la India
Creator(s): Guiseppe Gaggini
Description: The Fountain. General view from Parque Fraternadid.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03774
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Title: Fuente de la India
Creator(s): Guiseppe Gaggini
Description: Sculpture. Close view of left side, holding a cornucopia of tropical fruits.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ard-40254
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Plaza de la Catedral, multi angled facade of the twin towered Catedral de San Cristóbal (1748)
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40255
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Plaza de la Catedral, Palacio del Marques de Arcos, detail, right side of facade
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40256
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Plaza de la Catedral, elevation of the Catedral as seen through the arched porch of the colonial Palacio del Marques de Arcos
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40257
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Plaza de la Catedral, view of one tower of the Catedral de San Cristóbal (1748) and the arched porch of the Palacio Marcos de Arcos
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40258
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Catedral de San Cristóbal (1748), detail, lower facade
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40259
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Catedral de San Cristóbal, side door on the west side of the cathedral
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40260
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Catedral de San Cristóbal, baroque pediment above side door of the cathedral
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40261
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Plaza de la Catedral, west flank: Palacio de los Marquesas de Aguas Claras
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40262
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Plaza de la Catedral, south flank: Palacio de los Condes de Casa Bayona
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40263
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Plaza de la Catedral, Palacio de Marques de Arcos showing the arched ground floor loggia and large second floor glass doors opening to balconies facing the square
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40264
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Principal elevation of the waterfront monastery facing the entrance to the harbor
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-40265
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Title: Old Havana: Topographic Views
Creator(s): Gilchrist, Scott
Description: Waterfront monastery, Baroque facade and main portal
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ver-03423
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: West Façade. Upper level, very serpentine cornice division from lower half of façade
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03428
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: West Façade. Detail, upper level columns flanking pedimented niche, left side.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03432
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: West Façade. Detail, lateral quatrefoil window, surmounted by pediment, volute.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03437
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: Bell tower. (Left side of façade, west) View from south-east.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03441
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: Choir and Transepts. Interior. View from nave.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03442
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: North Transept, (west). Interior. View from across nave.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03443
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: South Transept, (east). Interior.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03444
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: Nave. Interior. View towards entrance.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03445
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: Nave Vault. Interior. Barrel vault, transverse ribs. View towards entrance.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03446
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: Nave Vault. Interior. Barrel vault, transverse ribs. View towards choir.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03447
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: Clerestorey windows and surrounds. Interior. Units intruding into nave vault.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03448
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Title: Catedral de San Cristobal
Description: Dome. Interior. View up into dome over crossing, pierced by eight window voids. View #1.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03293
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Title: Church & Covent of San Francisco de Asis
Description: Church. North flank, seen from Plaza de San Francisco. No masses observed in the church since 1841 when it was used for one year by the occupying British. Present use, concert hall.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03294
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Title: Church & Covent of San Francisco de Asis
Description: Church. North flank, close view of east end, now an oblique blank wall topped by pediment. Domed apse end destroyed by storm c.1850.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Ver-03295
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Title: Church & Covent of San Francisco de Asis
Description: Church. North flank, detail, north portal with Neo-Classical elements.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging