Key West, Hemingway, and Little Cuba.

We arrived in Florida very early in the morning. It was still black as night, and we had a few hours to pass before boarding the ship. I am a avid fan of all things Cuba, and Key West is filled with Cuban-inspired food, music, architecture, and dialect. I am also a fan of Ernest Hemingway, who spent a significant amount of time in the city, and left behind a legacy of special interest sites to visit.

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My brother wanted his photo taken at the Sunshine State border.

 

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We had about an hour to check out the beach before getting back on the road.

 

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Street Performer in Mallory Square

 

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Hemingway’s Favourite Bar, known for icy seafood and drinks.

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Ernest Hemingway Home / Museum

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Some enthusiastic tourists saw me taking photos

 

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Wild storefront

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Many old houses are now businesses.

 

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Common style of residential architecture

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Lots of nostalgic wayfaring aesthetic

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Brilliant antique shop

I plan to return soon when I have more time to dig deeper into the influences of Cuba and take more photos when there is less rain.

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