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Viva Cuba ! ! !
Havana Overview from Space
Habana Vieja
Catedral Colón
Floridita Bar
Ambos Mundos
Historic Restoration
Plaza de Armas
Ron Bocoy
The Moat
Plaza de la Catedral
Cathedral Square
La Bodeguita
Cuban Man
Revolution Art
Puente y Valle
Vintage DC-3
Mojito Sunset
Cigar Señor?
Artisan Market
Spanish Soldiers
Street Scenes
Cigar Lady
Casa Magaly
Cayo Largo
Sol Club
Jurassic Park
Loro Cubano
Antonov AN-2
Cuban Aircraft
Varadero Park
Scuba Cuba
Le Fe
Fill er Up!
Space View
Contact Steve


This public release photo courtesy of NASA clearly shows why Havana Harbour (Bahia de la Habana) was so prized as a sheltered harbour during colonial days. With a large sheltered anchorage, easily protected by its narrow entrance, at various times both the English and Spanish exercised control. Ultimately of course, the Spanish succeeded in final victory.
I have taken the liberty of marking several readily identifiable points of interest onto the photo so viewers can orient themselves. North is at the top of the photo, which has been reduced in size to fit this page.
For those who are technically inclined, here is the NASA information on the photo taken from the International Space Station.
Date: May 15, 2001 - 17:19 GMT
Altitude: 209 Nautical Miles (387 kilometres)
Sun Elevation: 84°
Frame Center: 23°.0 N, 82°.5 W
ISS002, Roll E, Frame 7074
Focal Length: 800mm
RGBG-CCD Digital Array