Near Havana, Cuba we were speechless at Fusterlandia. This is the home of Jose Rodriguez Fuster,
affectionately referred to as Fuster. Fuster, a Cuban from a small fishing village, is an artist.
About 30 years ago Fuster started remaking his home and his neighborhood.
He spent time in Europe and was inspired by Gaudi in Barcelona (La Familia Sagrada and Casa Batllo) and by Brancusi in Romania. I want to share some photos of Fusterlandia with you.
According to www.havana-cultura.com more than 80 neighbors have allowed Fuster to use their homes as his canvas.
This is an unforgettable neighborhood.
Mom and I saw some little boys with their moms. We asked the moms if we could give them small high bounce balls and butterscotch candy. Moms said yes and the boys were happy. One of our friends had a baseball to give the boys. Cuban people love baseball. Making people happy is fun!
Fuster sells much of his work and much of that money he puts back into the neighborhood.
We were amazed and really liked Fusterlandia. We hope you will visit Fusterlandia when you are in Havana. It is really a place to see.