if you ever have a chance to visit, be sure to take the tour. he died tragically but you can tell he lived a full life.
05 December 2009
i'm not much for holidays but this year, i spent thanksgiving weekend in key west. i visited hemingway's home for the second time. it's not an extravagant home, though large for it's time. there are lush gardens all around the estate. there is always a breeze on his wraparound balcony because of the tall foliage surrounding the house. lazy six-toed cats slither around the estate, sleeping in the shade, hiding in corner nooks. there is something i truly love about old homes (as i do old clothes!) - they have character and idiosyncratic details that are particular to that individual home. (not like mass-made drywall mcmansions built nowadays.)