20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Practicing Dance Moves Poolside

A small group of youth practice their dance moves near the diving platforms of an abandoned pool along the Malecón in Havana, Cuba. This photo was taken during two weeks I spent in Cuba. People still come to this abandoned sports park to practice baseball in the grassy field, play soccer in the empty pools, or just hang out with friends, passing the hot, Caribbean day. There were three large pools in this park, one of which was being used as a soccer pitch just past the diving pool, where I took this photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Havana, Cuba
Copyright: © Allen Schlossman