Mad Men

Don Draper, the character created for the television series Mad Men, ended up at the Esalen Institute  in Big Sur, California on the final episode of the series (though it was filmed nearby.)

Here is what Don Draper may have seen overlooking the Pacific coast at Esalen, as I did back in the 90s.

 

 

Bather, Esalen Hot Baths (1998) 

Bather, Esalen Hot Baths (1998) 

Coastline, Big Sur, CA (1998) 

Coastline, Big Sur, CA (1998) 

Hands on Body, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Hands on Body, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Bather, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Bather, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Signage, Esalen Institute (1998)    

Signage, Esalen Institute (1998) 

 

Big Sur Library (1998)   

Big Sur Library (1998)

 

Hot Tub, Esalen Institute (1998)          

Hot Tub, Esalen Institute (1998) 

 

 

 

Mother and Child Bathers  (1998) 

Mother and Child Bathers  (1998) 

Massage Table, (1998) 

Massage Table, (1998) 

Havana Revisited

This past January, I returned to Havana after several years absence. The normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba prompted me to see for myself what was happening- or was just about to happen. Here are some of my findings-

 

 

Big   News, Old Havana (2015)

Big News, Old Havana (2015)

Kaleidoscope, Malecon, Havana (2015)

Kaleidoscope, Malecon, Havana (2015)

The Great Divide,  Old Havana (2015)

The Great Divide,  Old Havana (2015)

Hello Dolly , Malecon, Havana (2015) 

Hello Dolly , Malecon, Havana (2015) 

Raul is Watching, Havana, (2015) 

Raul is Watching, Havana, (2015) 

Rent a Fantasy, Old Havana, (2015) 

Rent a Fantasy, Old Havana, (2015) 

Famous Paladar (restaurant), Central Havana, (2015)

Famous Paladar (restaurant), Central Havana, (2015)

On the Move, Central Havana, (2015) 

On the Move, Central Havana, (2015) 

Friends for Life, Havana, (2015) 

Friends for Life, Havana, (2015) 

Goodbye Lenin, Havana, (2015) 

Goodbye Lenin, Havana, (2015) 

Weird Fish, Playas del Este, (2015) 

Weird Fish, Playas del Este, (2015) 

Open for Business, Habana Libre Hotel, (2015) 

Open for Business, Habana Libre Hotel, (2015) 

Howdy Partner, Hotel Inglaterra, (2015) 

Howdy Partner, Hotel Inglaterra, (2015) 

RCA, Centro Havana, (2013) 

RCA, Centro Havana, (2013) 

Fashionista, Centro Havana, (2015) 

Fashionista, Centro Havana, (2015) 

Glasses Repairman, Centro Havana, (2015) 

Glasses Repairman, Centro Havana, (2015) 

A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall, Centro Havana (2015) 

A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall, Centro Havana (2015) 

Basebol, Havana Vieja, (2015) 

Basebol, Havana Vieja, (2015) 

Hotel Tropicoco (Playas del Este), 2015

Hotel Tropicoco (Playas del Este), 2015