|Front entrance to Finca Vigia in the San Francisco de Paula neighborhood near Havana, Cuba.
Photo: Michael Shess, Pillar to Post Daily Online Magazine, April 2015
|During the last years of his life, Hemingway kept track of his weight on the bathroom wall
Poundage ranged from 200 in the late 1950s to 242 in February, 1960
Photo: Michael Shess, Pillar to Post Daily Online Magazine, 2015.
|Jean Patchett, the fashion super model of the late 40s, shares a stare with Hemingway at Finca Vigia, 1950.
Photo: Vogue Magazine
|Living room at Finca Vigia in 2015 reportedly much the Hemingway's left it in 1960. Fidel claims the property
was deeded to Cuba by the family; his widow Mary said the government stole the land. Photo: Michael Shess.
|Castro and Hemingway met at a deep sea fishing tournament,
where El Presidenter handed out the trophy to the winner.
|Hemingway's yacht, Pilar, sits atop what once the estate's tennis court
Photo: Michael Shess
|In happier days, the Pilar at sea. Hemingway purchased the yacht from Wheeler boat builders, Brooklyn, NY for $7500 in 1934.