June 2016 City of the Month Havana, Cuba June 01 2016, 0 Comments

Havana is an enchanting and captivating city, with the twists and turns of its compelling history and rich culture in the surprising diverse architecture and kaleidoscope of citizens. Havana’s districts mark distinct eras in the capital’s evolution. The past and the present are closely represented all over this sprawling metropolis, form 1950's department store signs hanging over entrances to community centers and government agencies occupying eighteenth-century convents. Even in the parts of the city where tourist thrive, the locals make their presence felt. Havana’s success and riches were founded on the strength and position of its harbor – the largest natural port in the Caribbean. Back when Havana was developing, and as the Spanish conquistadors plundered the treasures of the Americas, Havana became the meeting point for the Spanish. For several months of the year, ships were returning from all over the Americas filled with precious cargo. Today there is a growing prosperity in Havana, evident from fancy restaurants full of locals, increasingly well-appointed houses, and new cars on the roads. However, many of its citizens still live in poverty on a minimum of resources available, but the capital shines a bright light on the growing inequalities in Cuba today. In honor of the city Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of June 2016! Use code 5OFF at check out.