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Faded glory

Big old buildings.

Bombastic, attention-seeking, attention-getting and so gosh-darn pretty.

A day trip into the small town of MorĂ²n proffered glimpses of a Cuba once rich with promise and opportunity.

The concrete structures veiled with rusty wrought-iron curlicues would benefit from a coat of paint. But the power and might of buildings such as this Hotel Perla De La Norte call to mind the blacks and whites of Key Largo or Bold Venture, Bogart and Bacall’s radio plays set in pre-Castro Havana.

I’m pretty sure I saw him walk by.

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