National Geographic : 1947 Jan
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Melville Bell Grosvenor Lovely Patios, with Pots of Cacti, Vines, and Flowers, Provide Natural Air Conditioning for Cuban Homes Doors and windows, always open, let the prevailing breezes sweep through the houses. Slats, like Venetian blinds,may beclosed tokeep out cool winter northers. Floors are invariably of tile, often in colorful designs suggesting rugs. Farmers' thatched cottages have packed earthen floors.