| Phelan Murphy-Higgins |
A country with such a complex history over a relatively short period of time and one that feels as though you have stepped back in time.
Havana the capital was created in the 16th century by the Spanish and compiles a mixture of neoclassical, colonial and art deco architecture. One a thriving destination catering to the US film and gangster elite, the course of the country change after the Revolución in 1959.
Castro led the rise of the socialist government and communism, nationalising all key infrastructure whilst the country was placed under imposing sanctions by the US. This led to a period of slow growth over the past 60 years, I tried to capture this along with the uniqueness and character of the country which you feel as you walk down each side street, the empty roads and crumbling buildings.