- Old Havana dance performance.Very excited for the publication of a book of photography by my friend @garyhershorn. Gary’s talent for finding the perfect shot is only matched by his love for New York City. He has explored nearly every corner of the city and day after day comes up with the most stunning images. This is his best work which says a lot. The link for Gary’s book is below and in my bio. www.newyorkcelestial.comFrom the last time I visited Santiago de Cuba.Don’t mind us.Happy Mother’s Day to supermom @cubajournal, always cool and calm despite the hurricane around us.A march against homophobia went forward Saturday despite being suddenly cancelled by the Cuban government. Every year a government organization run by Mariela Castro holds a pro-LBGTQ “conga” but this year after the government failed to include gay marriage in the new constitution, the activity was suspended because officials said they feared “foreign interference.” The march went ahead though with a heavy police presence and I witnessed a handful of arrests. UPDATE: Police stopped the march at Prado and Malecón and refused to let people go any further. Not clear what led to the first arrests when it was a peaceful march without any anti-government activity. Organizers say at least seven people were taken into custody.Balancing act.Looking out from the Teatro Alicia Alonso.Catching the fish is the easy part.The photo is straight, the lifeguard stand not so much.Big mean green machine.Thought this was a statue that was part of the Havana biennial until he moved.May Day.We took our circus to the circus. Like so many things here the performers made up for the lack of resources with talent and enthusiasm. Halfway through the show my son asked, “Where are the lions?”Doorway, Havana.Sad to see these two guys yesterday making a dog swim in the waves off the Malecón. It seemed like an exercise to toughen up a dog for fighting, a popular if despicable underground activity here. There are no laws that protect animals in Cuba and many Cubans feel that needs to change.El arco de belen.Havana blues.Waiting.“Their planes were painted like ours so we would wave at them and then they would turn and strafe us. Some of my friends got killed that way,” Cuban militiaman on the 58th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion.