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Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

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As I stood before the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, an air of historical significance enveloped me. I was captivated by the fusion of antiquity and modernity as Havana's cityscape stretched out before me, a backdrop for this massive 18th-century fortress. The Cuban sun cast warm, golden hues on the weathered stones, evoking a sense of resilience and timelessness.

The fort, constructed between 1763 and 1774, has long guarded the entrance to the Havana harbor, a silent sentinel for centuries. The immensity of this military structure, once the largest Spanish fortification in the Americas, is palpable even today. The lush greenery surrounding the fort, a testament to the persistent vibrant life, frames the scene perfectly.

In this fine art photograph, I've captured the essence of this historic location by focusing on the intricate details of the fort's architecture. Shadows and light dance across the stone walls, accentuating the textures and craftsmanship. The juxtaposition of the structure's formidable presence against the vast sky highlights its enduring strength and importance.

The fort is across from the city of Havana and weaves its own story, an eclectic mix of architectural styles serves as a reminder of the passage of time and cultural influences that have shaped the region.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2017

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, plus 2 artist proofs, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

We ship everywhere, all over the world. Shipping rates change depending on where you are and what you order.

Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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