On His Birthday, Eight Amazing Travel Shots of Ernest Hemingway
American writer Ernest Hemingway, known for a style that cuts to the core by way of its simplicity, drew a lot from his personal experience—an impressive thing considering his pieces vividly describe the Running of the Bulls in Spain, World War I in Italy, and safari hunting, to name a few.
So to honor the author of The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls, let us take a look at Hemingway in his prime, when ultra manly activities in far-flung destinations brought him something a little bit like happiness.
circa 1959: American author Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961; (centre) and Spanish bullfighter Luis Dominguin (right; smoking a cigarette, sit against a wall, Spain. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
In Spain, with bullfighter Luis Dominguin (at right).
Writing in Idaho, in October 1939. Hemingway didn't like the portrait: "I don't work like this."
KENYA - SEPTEMBER 1952: Author Ernest Hemingway keeps fit by boxing while on a big game hunt in September 1952 in Kenya. (Photo by Earl Theisen/Getty Images)
A manliness two-fer: Hemingway boxing on Kenyan safari in 1952.
Near Mount Kilimanjaro in September 1952.
American writer Ernest Hemingway, sitting on a boat, taking aim while hunting ducks in a pond, on Torcello island, Venice, 1948. Hemingway is using a shotgun by James Purdey & Sons. (Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Hunting on Venice's Torcello Island, in 1948.
On a hunt at Sun Valley, Idaho in 1940.
The journalist at the Spanish village of Belchite, during the Spanish Civil War, in 1937.
1944: American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) travelling with US soldiers, in his capacity as war correspondent, on their way to Normandy for the D-Day landings. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Traveling with U.S. soldiers (Hemingway was a war correspondent) on the way to Normandy for D-Day