Robert Polidori's photographs of Havana, but the country is in ruins. Compare those images to Andrew Moore's photographs of Detroit and see if you can detect any philosophical/political affinities that may have led both cities to their present state of disaster.
The coming McDonald's/Starbucks invasion of Cuba doesn't excite anyone, but for the Cuban people, that would qualify as an upgrade. If by beautiful you mean the type of photogenic decay that photographers love, I guess it is quite beautiful. If you actually have to live there, well it sucks to be you.