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Destroyed wall and window Cuba | Wall Art

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Havana's Time-Worn Beauty: Yellow Wall and Red Shutter

As I wandered Havana, Cuba's vibrant yet serene streets, I stumbled upon a scene that arrested my gaze. Before I stood a testament to time's relentless march, an old wall graced with a window framed by decaying wood and adorned with red shutters. The scene's texture spoke volumes, a symphony of decay, resilience, and an undeniable vintage charm. This photograph captures the essence of urban decay, where the beauty of deterioration and the stories of yesteryears linger. 

The wall, an emblem of endurance, showcases a palette of yellow, hints of a former blue peeling away to reveal layers of history. The bricks, exposed through broken plaster, whisper tales of a bygone era, each crack a verse in the urban landscape's enduring song. The window, sealed shut, with remnants of old blocks beneath and fragments of original glass clinging to the pane, stands as a silent witness to the passage of time.

This scene, nestled in the heart of Cuba, is more than a mere snapshot of decay; it's a dialogue with the past, a bridge to the stories etched in its walls. The architecture, reminiscent of an older style, frames the narrative, adding depth to the vintage and retro aesthetics that captivate the observer's imagination.

The allure of this fine art photograph lies not just in its visual appeal but also in the emotions it evokes: a sense of nostalgia and an appreciation for the imperfect beauty of decay. It's a piece that speaks to the soul, inviting viewers to ponder the layers of history and memory that buildings, like humans, accumulate over time.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2005

Museum Quality Fine Art Prints

Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

Free Worldwide Delivery

As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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