Photographer's Note

The road and seawall of the Malecon stretches 8 kms along the coast of Havana.

As well as being an easy route from the outlying areas of Havana to the Old Town, the Malecon is a popular meeting place for young people, a great fishing spot and a lovely area to take a leisurely stroll.

The construction of the Malecon began in 1901 during the temporary US Military rule and the main purpose was to protect Havana from crashing waves.

On this wild day the seawall certainly proved effective and the road was closed to traffic - except for a solitary car whose driver hadn't listened to the latest traffic report! It was impossible to walk along the path beside the seawall especially with a camera in hand. In a workshop I will show another photo of the huge waves on that wild day.

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Additional Photos by Marlene Fegan (mafegan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 859 W: 98 N: 1396] (8626)
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