as we get nearer the city we turn off and go through a small village- a SURPRISE! Leo says it is to help some (who are STILL grumbling about the mountains) get over yesterday. We are stopping at Hemingway's house - he shared this place with wife number 3 Martha Gelhorn and wife 4 Mary. The lovely setting is extremely peaceful and overlooks Havana from a distance.
above the office and below his bedroom-
the tower writing studio:
his fishing boat:
a number of his favorite cats final resting places:
the tranquil grounds
after our touring of the estate- we head into the city to check into the historic Hotel Nacional... where we have a welcome drink-
the hotel is located on a small cliff overlooking the Malecon and the sea. the grounds are lovely and the rain having cooled off the temperatures overall- make sitting outside delightful. the bar here is known for pina coladas- LOL - Jennifer demonstrates her "good sport" spirit by having one or two...
my room (#610) at the Hotel Nacional-
a view of the Malecon from Jennifer's room-
later - for dinner we went to the Ludwig Foundation to meet with some of the artists and to see some of the work they are preparing for the May Biennial
a lovely evening only ended because a shower brought us in from the terrace (see sunsets above) where we were dining and socializing.... tomorrow, the last day, is fast approaching...