El Capitolio in Havana

El Capitolio in Havana

El Capitolio in Havana

This is the El Capitolio (National Capitol Building) in Havana, Cuba. The building, seen currently under construction, is notable for how strikingly similar it is to the United States Capitol building. In fact, construction was overseen by U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson – which may have had something to do with  the similarity. Finished in 1929, it was designed by Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. Currently it is home to Cuba’s National Assembly.

This image was taken at a rooftop patio of a Havana hotel. I really love the vantage point the hotel gave me over this great building. It was something I would photograph many times during my stay. I invite you to see this image in its full resolution here.

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Photo Details:
Full Dimensions: 6445 x 4297
Camera: Sony ILCE-7R
Shutter: 1/125 seconds
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 55mm
ISO: 100
Lens: FE 55mm F1.8 ZA