Saturday on the Malecón
Photo and caption by John Mensik
For me this photo is a reminder of what the Malecón is at all times of day: a retreat from the hardships of daily life. Whether it is a group of kids swimming, lovers kissing, young people drinking, or old people fishing, it provides a setting that is both serene and vibrant at the same time. The Malecón is the lifeblood of Havana in many ways. Without it, Havana would be a much harder place to live in. There would truly be no escape from the sweltering heat or the cramped living conditions.
Location: Malecón, La Habana, Cuba