Monday, January 08, 2007

Cuba: Hemingway's Home Restored

The former Cuban home of author Ernest Hemingway has been opened to the public after three years of restoration. It is where he wrote novels such as The Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls and is undoubtedly contains the greatest number of artificts and writings from the author.

The meticulous restoration, which will cost more than $250,000, was funded by the Cuban Government's Culture Ministry. Some of the cost was supposed to be be born by US partners, however the tightened embargo prevented any of the funds from reaching the project.

Hemingway supported the Revolution, and Castro calls him his favorite writer, and even credits For Whom the Bell Tolls for helping him in the Sierra Maestras.

Watch a video report from BBC News here.

You can also read a report from a Oregonian journalist who made the pilgramage when the restoration work was happening this summer.


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