Without Hemingway’s Charm

January 18, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

El Floridita, one of Ernest Hemingway’s temples in Havana (pictured here with Errol Flynn when the American actor visited Cuba in 1959), in spite of the statue and the pictures …

… and the hundreds of tourists who annually visit it, drink a  daiquiri and take photos of the bar-restaurant, located on the corner of Obispo and Monserrate in Old Havana …

… long ago lost the charm it had when the famous American writer was a regular customer. Not because July 2 marks 48 years since his suicide, but because in Havana it is very hard to hide that streets, homes and buildings are in ruins.

Text and photos:  Laritza Diversent  and


Translated by LJM

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