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Paseo del Prado is a main street in Havana, Cuba. It is the dividing line between Centro Habana and Old Havana.
In 1772, French landscape architect Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier designed the paseo, lined with trees and with marble benches.
Lining the boulevard are important buildings such as hotels, cinemas, theaters, and mansions imitating styles from Madrid, Paris and Vienna. El Prado was the first paved street in Havana.
In these days of darkness, snow, rain and low temperatures it is good to be reminded of the warm summer season to come. Therefor my February 2011 wallpaper is dedicated to a summer seaside beach view of a palm leaf parasol.
The image was taken on Aruba, the “Happy Island” in the Caribbean, during an early morning sunrise at Palm Beach.
For more of my Aruba images please visit the Aruba gallery.
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