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Jun 01, 2015

Take a Photo Tour of Hemingway's Cuban Getaway Home

Looking to get away from the limelight of his success in 1940, Ernest Hemingway sought out this private home in Havana and purchased it for $12,500. The quiet he experienced there helped serve as the inspiration for this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Old Man and The Sea and is worth taking a tour through by photo.   I've always been interested in how our environmental aesthetics shape the ways we think and act, and while I'm sure Hemingway could've written his landmark fiction in a cave, I think it's fascinating to see what he woke up to every morning and where he did his work. Interestingly enough, when Cuba seized all American property in the 60's, Hemingway's house was left untouched, so this is pretty much exactly how it looked. 

Check out the full tour at Airows.

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