Edificio Cuervo Rubio

Edificio Cuervo Rubio

Edificio Cuervo Rubio, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

This is a fisheye shot looking down the staircase in the Edificio Cuervo Rubio, an art deco apartment building at Calles 21 y O in the Vedado section of Havana, Cuba across the street from the Hotel Nacional. Like most of the housing stock in La Habana, this gourgeous building has seen better days. But the elegant design of days gone by remains, and it is in far better shape than many other apartment buildings I photographed. There’s a marble statue in the lobby beneath a circular shaft heading up to the roof; I’ll be posting a photo at some point.

If you look carefully, you can see a chained bicycle at the bottom of the spiral staircase.

Other Cuban staircases: Back Stair, Twisted Stairs; related images: Endless Stairs, Endless Doors.

Exposure data: Nikon D300, 10.5mm digital fisheye, 15 seconds at f/20 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.

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