Alan Barrett Images | Man Made | Cuban streets

The economic travails of Cuba are well known and long-standing, with the depredation of the country's infrastructure inevitable. One of the consequences is that the country's architecture has largely fallen into disrepair. The once wonderful colonial buildings of Havana have perhaps suffered most, but the ordinary person's homes have also suffered from serious neglect, presumably caused by the inability to afford or obtain basic building materials.

One result however, is that many buildings have a patina of multi-coloured faded coats of paint that are most attractive to a photographer. All the images in this portfolio were taken in Havana and Trinidad.