Rimbaud and Verlaine’s Arrival

Rimbaud and Verlaine arrived in London in the autumn of 1872. Charing Cross Station was their arrival point. This was how the area looked when the poets arrived, with the Victorian replacment of the medieval ‘Eleanor Cross’ prominent.

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In 1874, Rimbaud would return there to meet his mother and sister who were visiting him to relieve his distress.

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About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.
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