Among the old fountains and colonnades there were statues of important figures in Cuban history and some incongruous pieces of more modern public art, as well. (See: the giant tulip here or the woman riding a rooster in the same square).
We also happened upon an art installation being assembled one evening and came to visit it the next. I was struck by what seemed to me to be a greater integration of the arts in daily life.
Along with appreciating unobtainable artworks, I was naturally interested in seeing more accessible handicrafts, as well. In visiting the market by the port, I found some photographs and a necklace which was made of a silver-plated fork folded to frame a turquoise-colored stone that I just had to have.