Day 676 retrieved

Papa – 300 lb hot press watercolor paper. 10x 12

This papa is now done. He got a good cropping.

The photo for this was taken during the annual Papa look alike contest at Sloppy Joes in Key West. Every year a bunch of guys 100 or more enter the contest to see who looks the most like Ernest Papa Hemingway.

There’s a Marlin Fishing tournament, a lot of drinking and the Annual running of the Bulls which is where this was taken.

The Papas as they are called all dress up in red berets and scarfs and white shirts to parade one square block in downtown Key West starting and ending at Sloppy Joes where Hemingway used to drink. One lucky papa gets to ride a saw horse bull and get wheeled around the block.

What can I say?! It’s Key West.

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