What would a visit to Cuba be
without a visit to the Hemingway house
in the Havana suburb of San Francisco de Paula?
Hemingway bought the Finca la Vigia -
a villa he had been renting for the previous year
located approx 15 km southeast of central Havana.
It was built originally in 1888.
Hemingway lived there continuously
until he moved back to the US in 1960.
The interior remains unchanged since the day Hemingway left.
He left the house and contents to the Cuban people.
While not allowed inside,
visitors can see the home through a series of open windows.
No one else was ever allowed in this room.
and a place to grab a specialty mojito.
The saddest image of the day was from the bathroom.
Hemingway, ever the writer, kept a record of his weight on the bathroom wall
next to the scale.
It was covered up with several coats of pain
but was recently restored.
Hand to God,
if anyone in my family tries to keep a permanent record of my weight
displayed for everyone to see,
I'll haunt their sorry asses forever!
No wonder he was suicidal!
Some things should NOT be for public consumption!
it was a lovely morning;
well worth the time.