|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.|