At the end of 1993 I stayed in Luyano, Havana. It was the “período especial”. Several years of hardship for the Cubans.
This particular picture was a result of an hour or so waiting at the Calzada Luyano for something to turn up (it always does in Havana!)
I caught the attention of the father passing by with the daughter sleeping in the bicycle carriage just in time to make him stop and give me the chance to take some pictures.
It could have been a propaganda picture for the … government campaign at that time “one liter of milk per day to each child”
2010. Seventeen years later I found the Facebook group “Solo gente de Luyano”
(Just for people from Luyano)
added the photo (also the one where you see the father) and the comments and additional information poured in!
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Daysi Rivas : AYYYYYYYYYYY DIOS MIO HE VISTO ESTA FOTO MUCHAS VECES Y AHORA ES QUE ME DOY CUENTA QUE ES OMAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MI AMIGO DE TODA LA VIDA,………………. PERO ESTA FOTO TIENE UN MONTON DE AñOS, QUE SERA DE LA VIDA DE EL?????????????
Oh my God I have seen this photo many times and now I understand that it is Omar!!!!! my life long friend …. but this photo is very old, what has happened with his life?????
Great shot. Good things come from waiting. All the best for the holidays.
thanks, and the same to you Victor
A striking photo, really hard to comment on because I can feel there is a lot behind this photo. I need to read more about this period of time for Cuba, I seem to know nothing or too little about it.
Cuba depended a lot from the Soviet union. So when they collapsed in 89, so did Cuba. You can read more about it if you are interested.
Thanks for comment and merry Christmas.
I’ll definitely read about this. I was born in Soviet Union, I was 9 when it collapsed ( I think it was 1991) then I kept on living in Russia until recently. I guess, the information about Cuba will be very interesting for me.
Thank you and merry Christmas to you too!
Do you know this site is sgeugsted by a number of other sites? Nice stuff. Thanks very much!
And thank you. Thats the kind of respons I need to refuel energy for the next entry!!