This is the second installment of Time Machine articles devoted to 500th Anniversary of Havana.
This time we are visiting the Central Park and, as our grandparents did, going around that historic place.
Once again, we apologize for the quality of some aspects, but we just wanted to present, a comparison of the places we visit regularly and of which there is photographic evidence of activities that were carried out in that same place in the past.
The Central Park is not so relatively old (founded in 1877).
It has been since its construction an obligatory point of reference in Havana’s geography.
It is surrounded by important buildings, the Alicia Alonso National Theater, the Payret cinema, the iconic Inglaterra, Telegraph and Plaza hotels to which have been added in more recent dates the Central Park hotel and the last one, the Manzana Karpinsky hotel on the site where it was formerly located the famous “Manzana de Gomez”.
500th Anniversary Havana. Oh, Melancholy!
When we look at the people from more than a century ago, we cannot help but to experience a certain melancholy when thinking about people who lived without the Internet and without airplanes and even so could be happy.
After all, Jovenhadeser is dedicated to the elderly who are inevitably always looking back to the past so I can’t avoid this kind of thinking.
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The next Time Machine dedicated to 500th Anniversary Havana will be about the Capitol, the Prado and the surroundings of both locations.