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Stavelot Abbey: A meeting place for Anne Frank and Guillaume Apollinaire.

I picked this spring of heather Autumn has died you must remember We shall not see each other ever I'm waiting and you must remember  Time's perfume's is a spring of heather ('L' Adieu' (The Farewell) line 1;translation from  Donald Revell(trans). Alcools (Hanover,NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1995)p.83 (Apollinaire at French Wikisource). Guillaume Apollinaire and Anne Frank '....shall not see each other ever...' as he wrote in his poem 'L' Adieu',but the most significant poet, novelist, play writer and critic art of the early 20th century in his youth lived also in Stavelot Abbey in Belgium.Self-sufficient to the Walloon dialect Apollinaire wrote poetry during his stay to Stavelot lot of which has survived. (Text/photography StavelotAbbey(c) Tzina-Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra. All rights reserved. Guillaume Apollinaire( Rome 1880- Paris 19180) came for the first time to StavelotAbbey in Liege Province in Belgium when he was 19 years old. His litera…

Salmchateau Village de Victor Hugo.

 Salmchateau in the province Luxemburg in Belgium Victor's Hugo footsteps show -and-tell the story of  Salmchateau's village  natural beauty through that the  great Fransh writer was deeply attached.  'Salmchateau Village de Victor Hugo'. (Text/photography(c) Tzina-Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.)
Victor Hugo. 1802-1885. One of the greatest and best known Frensh writers allover the world.

Victor's Hugo first historic visit to Salmchateau took place in 1860. The famous writer of the social contract as it's also entitled 'Le Miserables'  who had finished and published around two years later he could not be really pacified far away of that place for along time..  The old Madeleine Bridge as was in the past when Hugo's footsteps.. were walking around there.. Photo(c) Luxemburg belge. The small square exactly behind to ' Salmchateau Village de Victor Hugo' building..

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