Marking Time

By Libra

Arrive Cuba- Havana

“This is Hemingway’s writing room”, said the guide.
“You will see his typewriter.”  ( See extra- its underneath the stuffed antelope head).
Well, it took me a few seconds to realise that he was pointing to a small black Remington, the kind I first owned many years ago.
Yet on this he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and the Old Man of the Sea.
As for The Writing Tower adjacent to the house built by his second, or was it his third, wife because she thought he would be able to write there undisturbed it was used instead for card games.
The house is stuffed with stuffed animals, trophies from his hunting trips, and later we visited the many bars- see extra - he drank at, and we sampled his favourite tipple. By the time we got back to our cruise ship we were very merry.
Today's photo- inside Hemingway 's library. Extra photos – Hemingway's writing room, M at one of Hemingway's watering holes decorated with photographs of the great writer this time with Fidel Castro.
(As for my new knee that was fine . Now it’s the other one that needs the knife.)(photo

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