Fremsley

Empty box: two batteries, 'toy not included'

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The Steam Room
The vaulted iron and glass arc above the terminus at St Pancras Station is always depicted in films as having black ironwork girdering.  This is because the smoke and dirt from the stationary but not idle steam trains coated everything in soot within weeks of the station’s inauguration.  In truth the ironwork was painted sky-blue.
During the renovations of the noughties the original colour was restored to this huge vaulted plant-free greenhouse and now those who pass below or arrive/depart by train (electric, diesel or steam) or even those fortunate to sit at the expensive linear champagne bar, platform-side, are graced by daylight or black-night but always by sky-blue metal arcs.

The Steam Room

The vaulted iron and glass arc above the terminus at St Pancras Station is always depicted in films as having black ironwork girdering.  This is because the smoke and dirt from the stationary but not idle steam trains coated everything in soot within weeks of the station’s inauguration.  In truth the ironwork was painted sky-blue.

During the renovations of the noughties the original colour was restored to this huge vaulted plant-free greenhouse and now those who pass below or arrive/depart by train (electric, diesel or steam) or even those fortunate to sit at the expensive linear champagne bar, platform-side, are graced by daylight or black-night but always by sky-blue metal arcs.

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There are shoes, and then there are shoes

Stripping my room for packing for the move.  In the bottom of the wardrobe are two boxes.

I’m hoping the people of the new city give me good reasons to wear these.

Filed under Shoes Boots