• Hemingway bust in El Floridita, Cuba

    Image ID
    FOT644319
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    3.8 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2019 x 2711 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    171 x 230 mm
    6.7 x 9.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Hemingway bronze bust El Floridita Havana Cuba Obispo Street Papa Hemingway Hemingway Special corner bar
    Description
    One morning, Hemingway was walking in Obispo Street, one of the busiest streets in Havana, where both the Floridita and the Ambos Mundos Hotel are located. Coming to the corner of Obispo and Monserrate Streets, he couldn't resist the charm of the Floridita, which called him with its munificent bar of precious hard wood. The open doors invited him to come in. Antonio Meilán (The cousin of the wife of Constante, the creator of the Daïquiri Floridita) says that Hemingway came into the bar to go to the toilet. When he came out, the drinks that everyone was drinking attracted him. He tasted one and said: "That's good but I prefer it without sugar and double rum". So, Constante prepared it to his taste and served it to him saying. "There it is Papa". That's how the cocktail, which was named after him - the Papa Hemingway - was born. Later grapefruit juice was added and that gave the "Hemingway Special". Some people preferred it even to cocktails like the Daïquiri or the Mojito. From that day, he did neither wish or was able to separate himself from the Floridita and its Daïquiri. He came every morning about ten o'clock. He settled on his stand, number one, at the corner of the bar. He asked his driver to buy the newspaper at the Plaza Hotel at hundred meters from the Floridita. The Floridita became also an experience that he offered to his friends who passed in the island. He brought, among others, the Duke of Windsor, Gene Tunney, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gary Cooper, Luis Miguel Dominguin, Ava
    Uploader
    David John Carton
    Contributor
    David John Carton
    Date Taken
    2009-03-01
    Uploaded on
    2010-01-11
    Collection
    Cuba (Havana)
    Category
    Transport
    Sub Category
    Public
    Setting
    Indoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #D0B090