Monday, January 25, 2016

The Little Prince Castle, Concordia Entre Rios

San Carlos Castle, Concordia San Carlos Castle in Entre Ríos, Argentina: An Inspiration for “The Little Prince” by Saint-Exupéry.
Long before he published The Little Prince, Aintoine Saint-Exupéry worked in Argentina. He drew airline routes connecting Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Asunción and Patagonia’s post offices. In January 1930 as he was flying from Buenos Aires to Asuncion in his small aircraft, a technical malfunction forced him to land (just like in The Little Prince). He landed in a field, close to a castle, in Concordia, Entre Rios. To his dismay, two little girls approached him. They both spoke French and invited him to meet their family; they lived in the San Carlos castle. He stayed with them for three days until his aircraft was fixed. Saint-Exupéry tells how this happened in the chapter Oasis from the book Tierra de Hombres, saying: “I had landed on a field and I didn’t know I was going to live a fairy tale. It was in a field near Concordia in Argentina”. He returned many times to that place to visit his new friends.

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Off to the next adventure while vacationing at HOME -------> ARGENTINA!!!


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