Saturday, May 18, 2013

Photos from the Hemingway House in Key West

My descriptions of Hemingway's house may have left you wishing for pictures.  Wish no more!

Here's Hemingway's writing studio, from the outside:

Here's his writing table with typewriter:

The tropical view as I imagine it would be from the window (I took the shot from the platform where you stand at the top of the stairs to see inside Hemingway's studio):

The porch outside the bedroom:

The front of the house, complete with tourists (none of them me or my family):

We don't see many signs that designate National Historic Landmarks down here in South Florida.  So much has been bulldozed to make room for development.

I'm happy that we live in a country that sees the house of a writer as a site worthy of preservation.  We may not support living artists and writers in ways that I'd like, but I like being able to visit these sites.  I come away feeling inspired in all sorts of ways.


Hannah Stephenson said...

I just loved seeing these. Thank you for sharing!

Maureen said...

I was in Key West a couple of years ago (I'd been before) and re-visited Hemingway's home. I was shocked by how commercialized Key West has become but glad that some things, such as the house, have remained relatively unchanged.