La Bodeguita del Medio Graffiti | Photo Art Print
Historic La Bodeguita del Medio Graffiti - A Timeless Snapshot of Havana
In the heart of Havana, Cuba, tucked away on a bustling side street, you'll find a storied establishment - La Bodeguita del Medio, a vibrant bar where Ernest Hemingway is said to have invented the Mojito. The eatery's exterior is a vivid chronicle, its walls inscribed with the signatures and scribblings of patrons from near and far. My lens captured this cacophony of inscriptions, a testament to the restaurant's rich tapestry of tales.
La Bodeguita del Medio has a story that begins in 1942, originally known as La Bodeguita de Martínez. Back then, it was a modest establishment - a hub for artists and intellectuals, and over time, it expanded its offerings, becoming the dining destination it is today. The graffiti on its walls stands as an enduring testament to the restaurant's rich history and the diverse characters that frequented it.
The establishment has played host to an array of notable individuals - from Ernest Hemingway to Pablo Neruda. It is a spot steeped in history and culture, where the past mingles with the present. My photograph, taken in 2017, immortalizes the essence of Old Havana before the renovations of 2021, which saw the removal of the cherished graffiti and signage.
This photograph is printed on museum-quality paper, utilizing archival inks that capture the image in exquisite detail, from the deepest blacks to the most vibrant hues. Each print is signed by me on the reverse, guaranteeing its authenticity. A certificate of authenticity accompanies the print, affirming its origin. Additionally, it carries a lifetime warranty against fading, ensuring the longevity of the image's vividness and detail.
Please be aware that the image is provided without a frame, allowing you the freedom to choose a display option that best suits your aesthetics and space. We offer a satisfaction guarantee that includes the possibility of a full refund within 14 days. We also provide free worldwide delivery, ensuring that no matter where you are, you can have a piece of Havana's history in your home.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2017
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