A sleeping painter in the Paseo de Marti, Havana

In the midst of a city rich in culture and tradition lies the boulevard of Paseo de Marti, one of Havana’s icons. Also called the Prado, the boulevard, initiated in 1772 and completed in 1852, stretches a kilometre southward and uphill from Parque Central to the mouth of the harbour. Being the city’s most well-known thoroughfare inspired the erection of aristocratic mansions on each side. Remodelled in 1929, the boulevard is guarded by eight bronze lions and at night is given light by brass gas lamps topped with griffin-shaped globes.
Most of the time it has a lot going on. Thronged on either side by artists of different genres it is also a part time playground for school children and adults alike.
Obviously this guy had had enough of trying to sell his works of art and decided a siesta was in order.

An art vendor asleep on the job in Havana's Prado

An art vendor asleep on the job in Havana’s Prado

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