When walking around Havana, let alone pretty much anywhere else in Cuba, you can't help but run into a plethora of classic American cars. Some restored beautifully like this one here, and others that are in need of repair. With Cuban-US relations continuing to thaw, it's probably only a matter of time before more and more of these classics disappear from the roads.
While that's not entirely a bad thing (the gas mileage on 1950s-era cars isn't exactly great), it's also a big part of the charm of Havana. Not so much that you're going back in time, but that you really are being transported to a city that's quite special. Where music and the arts flourish, but so too, does poverty. When I remember walking through Havana, I remember being constantly amazed and impressed by the sheer number of classic cars pouring through intersections and how I felt it was a city with a real energy of its own.
Classic American Car shot with a Leica M Monochrom.