Monday, September 26, 2011

Once Upon A Time No. 1 - Hemingway House

There are places we visit that seem so surreal. It seems these places for me, are those with fascinating stories attached to them. One such place is the Hemingway House in Key West, Florida. This was Hemingway's home from 1931 to 1939. And though some of the stories shared during tours of the home are controversial, surely most are true.

It was in this house that he did some of his best work, icluding the final draft to "A Farewell to Arms" and the short story classics "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber".

According to Wikipedia, the house was originally purchased for $8,000. It was sold after Hemingway's death, empty, and without furniture or books.

The house was a filming location in 1988 for the sixteenth James Bond movie "License to Kill". In the scene Bond resigns from the secret service and then flees through the garden.

Image Sources: Wikipedia

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