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Tunnel at Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana | Photo Art Print

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The photograph of the tunnel at the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana in Havana, Cuba, is a monochrome journey through time, narrating the legacy of a bygone era through the lens of stillness. The tunnel, with its intricately carved stones, envelops you in a cocoon of history and architectural splendor, offering a glimpse into the stories etched on its walls over centuries.

The Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana, colloquially known as La Cabaña, is an 18th-century marvel, standing as the third-largest fortress complex in the Americas. Perched on the elevated eastern side of the harbor entrance, the fortress, with its robust walls and majestic stature, whispers tales of a past filled with valor and fortitude​1​. The construction of this monumental fort began in 1763 under the aegis of military engineer Silvestre Abarca and saw its completion in 1774, a beacon of defense against the English invasions that once threatened the tranquil waters of Havana​2​.

As you traverse through the tunnel, the light from the entrance and the windows casts a play of shadows on the stone walls, painting a picture of calm amidst the turbulent past. The stones, meticulously carved to create a unique curved effect, reflect the architectural genius that resonates through the fortress, each stone telling tales of the hands that once chiseled them to perfection​.

The Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana sprawls over 10 hectares, its impregnability a testimony to the architectural prowess of a time when stone and mortar were the sentinels guarding the hopes of a city​. The fortress, built in the shape of a crown, stands as a silent guardian over the canal leading into the Bay of Havana, its high wall panels, and deep dry moat telling tales of a time when they stood as the vanguard against the tempests of war​5​.

The photograph is not merely a capture of a tunnel, but an invitation to traverse through the whispers of history, to feel the cold stone against your skin and to listen to the silence that narrates stories of valor, struggle, and a timeless legacy that stands as a testimony to the indomitable spirit of Havana.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2017

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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.

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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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