Not all of Cuba’s housing could grace a picture postcard like the shot above, but the good and the bad are fairly reflected in a photo competition being run by website The Havana Times.
Here are some of the entries, starting (below) with my own shot of flats in Cajalbana, Pinar del Rio, on washing day.
Next are a couple of scenes from Havana, one showing the poor state of many of the old buildings.
But many of the buildings in central Havana are being slowly restored, as in this case:
Finally, a scene from a small town: a traditional corner house, where the owner is selling small piles of fruit from the front step.