“This is a rough neighborhood”
“You shouldn’t be here with a camera”
“Be careful around here”
These are some of the warnings I got from the friendly Cubans I passed while exploring the neighborhood near the Havana train station.
This particular morning I had my Cuban photographer friend Luis Diaz with me. He seemed concerned with our safety, so I made an effort to be extra observant. We continued to explore and happened upon a street where there was a community effort to beautify the neighborhood.
I’m happy that we were not scared off.