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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Paris, autumn, street photography
Photo Info

Dimensions2560 x 1704
Original file size1.56 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Aug-09 14:59
Date modified27-Feb-19 10:00
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A350
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)25 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/25 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot


Dilapidated spiral staircase in an equally dilapidated residential building in Habana Vieja.
Note the wires from the flats to the individual electricity meters.
I learned that overpopulation of flats is endemic in Havana as people from the country move to the city, rent a small place, and later bring their families, staying in the same small place. To optimise on the height of the old colonial buildings, many improvise mezzanine floors without there necessarily being load bearing walls to support this. I heard that this often leads to the floors caving in, leaving empty shells of buildings which are then quite often used as city carparks