The photographs of airplanes appearing as banner images throughout this website are of the abandoned Cubana and Aeroflot planes on the old airfield at Pearls. The planes have been there since the time of the Revolution. Seeing the abandoned planes, which embody the traces of a history that is present but largely ignored, inspired the approach the author took in the book. Most photographs of the planes on this website were taken by the author over a period of several years.
The author holds a piece of disintegrating wing that was lying on the grass.