Artist In Seine sends a library of rare books and...

Are these French bookshelves, but from Italy???...or Provence, France????

The rare books come with the "Picasso" gals...

perhaps the "contemporary art district " is in Spain?

But then the flip side is "mapped":

Looking closely...there is an "Avenue de la Libέration"

(must be a common street in every French city and town, no?)

This street too:"Cours Victor Hugo"...very common...hmmmm

Aha, these places?...discovered whereabouts...somewhere in Provence not far from Avignon:

Is it  L'Isle sur-la-Sorgue France? Only In Seine can tell!

But the postage stamp is from Italy! ...sigh...

Always a mystery with In Seine :-) Created on September 11...ver special indeed!

Thank you In Seine...where ever ye may be! xxx

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Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 21, 2014 at 10:14am

Richard is correct; l'Isle sur la Sorgue with its water wheels and all.  I think Richard got the Orange one.  But I'm sure he will figure that one out.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2014 at 9:39pm

ANY and ALL info is on the internet...except the temperature of the River Sorgue  :-(

Thank you, Richard,  for telling us that the blue marks on the map are old water milling wheels!

A most beautiful town by the river:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2014 at 9:30pm

It is possible to find ANY information on the internet...search and learn new things:

René Char (June 14, 1907 – February 19, 1988) was a 20th-century French poet.

He was born in L'Isle sur-la-Sorgue, France, and there is a collection of his writings,

papers, etc. there in the town. Other info:

"Char joined the French Resistance in 1940, serving under the name of Captain Alexandre, where he commanded the Durance parachute drop zone. He refused to publish anything during the Occupation, but wrote the "Feuillets d'Hypnos" during it (1943–4), prose poems dealing with resistance. These were published in 1946, and were a grand success. During the 1950s and 1960s, despite brief and unhappy experiences in the theater and film, Char reached full maturity as a poet. In the 1960s, he joined the battle against the stationing of atomic weapons in Provence. He died of a heart attack in 1988 in Paris. The Hotel Campredon (also known as the Maison René Char) in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a public collection of his manuscripts, drawings, paintings and objets d'art.

Char was a friend and close associate of Albert Camus,[1] Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot among writers, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Victor Brauner among painters. He was to have been in the car involved in the accident that killed both Camus and Michel Gallimard, but there was not enough room, and returned instead that day by train to Paris."

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2014 at 9:27pm

Thank you, Richard! Of course you would know this because you live close to this place.

And the town is famous for its fairs and weekly market of ANTIQUES!

Google knows :" The current Sunday open-air market originated on 9 November 1596." Wow!

Wondering if In Seine purchased anything old and lovely?

Comment by Richard BAUDET on September 19, 2014 at 10:46pm

  Yes,   it is l'Isle sur la Sorgue...in my region !

the little blue  wheels represent the old milling wheels!

First question do you know the temperature of the water of this river? (which is constant in all seasons)

Second ...what is the principal event every weeks wich attract  thousands of people all over the world?

third  Who is Rene Char ?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 19, 2014 at 10:24pm

Come on now, In Seine...tell us:

 ...is it L'Isle sur-la-Sorgue, France?

And why oh why Italy ???? Happy trails to you!

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 19, 2014 at 8:05pm

WOW what detectives we have here.  Maybe ex- KFC or KGB team?

The post office in Italy was an adventure for sure.

Thank you for the blog and all the research that went into it.  I'm impressed.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 18, 2014 at 9:28pm

Ah, Erni, there is a Quai Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg,

but Avenue de la Libέration is not across the waterway from it as it is at

 L'Isle sur-la-Sorgue, France.

There is a bit of a waterway inward that is marked "La Sorgue" (in light blue):

And Cours Victor Hugo? It is on the map of  L'Isle sur-la-Sorgue, France, too, you see :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 18, 2014 at 1:33pm

And In seine made it with PASSION ;-)

in all the languages except for the one that coined it

(it's Greek to me):

 ΠΑΘΟΣ = PATHOS

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