Crespo Street Mid-Morning

Thoughts while chowing down on some peso pizza (5 cents USD) for breakfast and standing on this corner:

Everyone says Cuba is a time capsule. But is it really true? If we were here in 1950, these buildings would be new. The cars would be new. Travel and commerce would be open to more countries, the rich would be richer and own almost all of the land, and the poor would likely be poorer and own nothing.

But right now, most everything you see in this picture is kind of jankey. I guarantee that at least one part of that car is held together by tape, string, or glue. The buildings have seen better days, but almost every family owns their home. So is it a time capsule? We’re not so sure. But it’s certainly different than anything else we’ve ever experienced.