Well the bread & butter came as soon as I wrote those words and before I finished the second piece the meal came so bravo madame! She was on top of the whole situation; one waitress for the entire restaurant. So how to piece together the events of the day? I headed out towards Rue Ducale 51, where Lord Byron stayed after fleeing England in 1816, and where he wrote the third canto of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage on the Battle of Waterloo, after I first passed down Rue des Cendres (site of the hospital where Baudelaire was taken after suffering his life-ending collapse, and perhaps where Rimbaud was taken after being shot by Verlaine), around the corner of Cendres and Blanchisserie which was the site of the Duke of Richmond’s mansion, where was staged “the most famous ball in history” which Wellington and his generals attended on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. Indeed, it was while here that they received the news that Napoleon’s army was on the march and would be in Paris in three days.