We were supposed to take another ride in the convertibles today, but it was drizzling in the morning. And that turned into a heavy downpour by late afternoon. But while this interrupted our riding plans, it most definitely didn’t stop us from taking pictures. We started out as a group, which is a real no-no. A large group of people carrying big, intimidating cameras is a sure way to scare your subjects.
We walked past the capital building (cleverly labeled “CAPITOLIO” so you couldn’t mistake it for anyhing else) to a section of the city where people were hurrying to work and dong their morning shopping. At this point, we scattered.
Of course, not everyone who commutes walks – sometimes you have to go too far to walk. Havana has every form of ground transportation you could imagine – walking, bikes, peditaxis, motorbikes, cars, buses, mopeds, etc. The little yellow things are apparently classified as motorbikes, as the drivers all wear helmets. The passengers don’t.
The rain got harder, which lead me to try and stay under cover somewhat. But others didn’t always have that choice. And it was pretty hard on the laundry hung out to dry.
That afternoon we had another class, then a bit of free time, then dinner. After dinner, I went out again to enjoy the night and take some pictures. When I got back to the hotel, a band was in full swing, killing it with Motown, Tina Turner and other American music covers.