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One of the best ways to see a large city is on a bicycle.  For someone with my level of fitness, this means taking a bike onto a train then spending the day exploring, remembering of course to take regular breaks.  It was the last day before Ramadan so I had to take my chance despite the forecasted wet weather.

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I had some time while at this rather attractive station so I decided to take a few shots.  I can never work it out: Is it that designs were better and bolder in days gone by? Or is it that the effect of time helps add a soul?  The supporting structure for the sheds at Paddington Station are both simple and elaborate.  Try achieving this mix – in today’s straight line madness.

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It’s the small things in life that offer the greatest pleasures.  This morning, Yousef asked if I could help him rebuild the track for his train set.  I had pleasure in saying YES for a change.  He reminded me again late afternoon, when we spent the next hour or so putting every bit together.

The test run was successful and my smile was even bigger than his.