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    Default Unseen Cuba: First aerial photographs reveal island's spectacular beauty

    Very beautiful architecture, one can definitely see a colonial theme but interestingly I don't notice the prevalence of 'Communist' architecture (e.g. Brutalism, monumental concrete) which is noticeable across the ex-Soviet Union. I was wondering if Hispanic members here would comment on whether this architecture is very pan-Carribean or is there something unique you haven't seen before?

    More through: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/unseen-cuba...beauty-1501542










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    Quote Originally Posted by Fereshte View Post
    Very beautiful architecture, one can definitely see a colonial theme but interestingly I don't notice the prevalence of 'Communist' architecture (e.g. Brutalism, monumental concrete) which is noticeable across the ex-Soviet Union. I was wondering if Hispanic members here would comment on whether this architecture is very pan-Carribean or is there something unique you haven't seen before?

    More through: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/unseen-cuba...beauty-1501542









    The colonial theme is definitely common, what changes is the extent of it: in Santo Domingo and Puerto Rico it's definitely concentrated in the capital cities in medium to small size, with some isolated constructions (and in Santo Domingo's case, ruins of former cities, like the former colonial capital, Isabela, as well as Jacagua and olds La Vega and Azua) while Cuba has like three colonial cities of bigger size (Habana, Camaguey and Santiago) and other towns in the same vein. The reason for this was the change in the nucleus of power of the Caribbean Audiencia, which passed from Santo Domingo (the capital) to Habana in the mid XVIth century, due to the greater security of the latter city in the protection of the treasure fleets coming and going to the continent against piratical attacks from rival powers (Netherlands, France and England) and greater proximity to the viceroyalty of New Spain (today's Mexico), the jewel of the Empire.

    Generally speaking, colonial cities in the Iberian world (Spain and Portugal) seem to have been more impressive than the ones in the Anglo, Franco and Netherlandic worlds, except on the part of military constructions, in which all of them were more or less on an equal footing depending on the advances in military architecture of the times.
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    I'd just like to note that this is the Cuba they want you to see. There aren't any pictures of the more common locations that make Havana look more like Detroit.








    But as far as the kind of architecture, El Andullero summerized it very well above.

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