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Hemingway’s Other Office

Ernest Miller Hemingway was a famous American author. In the spring of 1939, Hemingway migrated to Cuba in his boat “Pilar” to live in the Hotel Ambos Mundos (Both Worlds) in Havana.  He eventually settled in a home called Finca Vigía (Lookout Farm). He was adopted by the Cuban community. This was evident when I visited Cuba in the winter of 2014. Our group had a chance to visit Finca Vigía as well as his multiple hangouts in Havana.

In addition to being an accomplished writer, Hemingway was a big game hunter and visited Africa multiple times to go on safari. He nearly died twice in airplane crashes. His home is adorned with a multitude of big game trophies. Every room has at least 3 or 4 of them hanging from the walls.

The room in the image below is located in the lookout tower, located near the pool and his boat Pilar, and was a place where he could escape and write. I could only wonder if he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls in this office and on this typewriter. Hemingway left Cuba shortly after the revolution and moved to Idaho where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.

Hemingway's Other Office
Hemingway’s Other Office

This image was taken with my SONY NEX-6 using my E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS set on 50 mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/7.1, shutter speed at 1/125 at ISO 100. I took three images (-1, 0, +1) and processed them in Photomatix.  I completed the processing in Photoshop and Lightroom.

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