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Dropped into the quarry after all the adventures

"Erzähle mir doch etwas von den fremden Ländern, 
die du alle gesehen hast," sagte der Fuchs 
zu dem weit gereisten Storche.
Hierauf fing der Storch an, ihm jede Lache 
und jede feuchte Wiese zu nennen, 
wo er die schmackhaftesten Würmer 
und die fettesten Frösche geschmaust.
"Sie sind lange in Paris gewesen, mein Herr. 
Wo speiset man da am besten? 
Was für Weine haben Sie da am meisten 
nach Ihrem Geschmacke gefunden?"

(G.E. Lessing in Der Fuchs und der Storch)
Amay-Ampsin (B)

Some black birds in a desolate garden

“Oh, says the rook and eke the crow,

The reason why in black we go
Because our love has us forsook,
So pity us poor crow and rook!”

(J. Clare in Birds’ lament)
Liège (B)

Up there we can look out on an empty square

“O had I wings like to a dove,
then should I from these troubles fly,
to wilderness would I remove,
to spend my life, and there to die.”

(W. Leighton in O had I wings …)
Liège (B)

We are already on our way to the hotel

“It’s been nice seeing you, you read me like a book
If you ever want to reach me, you know where to look
Baby, I’ll be at the same hotel”

(Bob Dylan in Under your spell)
Herstal (B)

The cow grazes nicely around a work of art

"The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart.
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple tart.

She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
The pleasant light of day;

And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers."

(R.L. Stevenson in The cow)
Borgloon (B)

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