Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ernest Hemmingway's home/museum in Key West

Hemmingway, who came to Key West in the 1920s, is said to have owned this home from 1931 to his death in 1961. It was in Key West he completed his novel, "A Farewell to Arms," published in 1929. But he actually lived in this house just 10 years. Hemmingway was noted for the number of cats that took up residence in the house. Today, about 60 cats still live there, some of them said to be descendants of the original cat.

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12 comments:

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot of the museum. Very colorful.

cieldequimper said...

A place I'd love to visit.

Chipie said...

It is very interesting to know that this famous autor was living here...

brattcat said...

love this post. meow.

Cezar and Léia said...

I loved those windows and it seems a nice day with perfect weather!
I think all these cats are very lucky to live in this special place! :)
How interesting!
Léia

joo said...

Beautiful house, I love the windows and balconies. Would love to visit this place:)

Small City Scenes said...

Ewwww---does it smell like cats?
Ole EH spent a lot of time out west too. My Mother and Father met him in Seattle way back in the day--but I don't know why. Maybe be I should ask. MB

JM said...

What a very cool place! I never heard about the cats.

bfarr said...

Did you tour the house. Very interesting. And I love the 6-toed cats.

Lois said...

I like those yellow shutters! I have always wanted to visit there just to see the cats.

Francisca said...

I have a friend here who has 36 cats in her house. I can't imagine... or don't want to imagine... 60! Lovely house, though. Ernest obviously did not lack in his lifetime, like most artists/writers.

Joop Zand said...

Nice place...good picture Jacob

greetings, Joop