Few places on earth show how the delightful and the dilapidated can go hand in hand like the Cuban Malécon (officialy the Avenida de Maceo). The broad esplanade, that turns into a roadway and also serves as a seawall stretches for 8 km along the coast in Havana, the Cuban capital, from the mouth of Havana Harbour in Old Havana and ending in the Vedado neigborhood. Its construction began in 1901, during the temporary military rule by the United States of America, and although the houses lining the Malécon are mostly in ruins, it remains one of the most spectacular destinations in Havana, a bustling hotspot for children, fishermen, tourists and prostitutes alike.
Due to the economic reforms in Cuba that now allow its residents to own private businesses, many new ventures are appearing on the esplanade. It will undoubtedly know great change in the years to come and these sights will quickly shift away from the more picturesque qualities associated with this magical place.
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The Dibond® Print is an Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) that consists of two thin aluminium sheets bound to a single Polyethylene core. This high quality material is used by professional photographers all over the world and shows a high stability at low weight (which makes it ideal for portability) and the printing technique can add a matte texture to the artwork. A deluxe aluminium suspension frame mounted at the back secures the structure and makes for easy and safe fixing on your wall.
The photograph is printed on real Fujifilm photography paper by RGB laser technology and then expertly mounted to a Dibond® panel. This finish maintains the characteristics of a photographic print, while keeping a stable and light end result.
The best possible execution in matters of professional photography mounting, the picture is printed on real Fujifilm photography paper by RGB laser technology. It is then mounted with a patented technique between two coats of 3mm Plexiglas™ with two different kinds of optically transparent adhesives. A deluxe aluminium suspension frame mounted at the back secures the structure and makes for easy and safe fixing on your wall.