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Lego, Paddington and Original Decor

16 Nov

We have spent much of the last weekend building Lego with Second Biggest Live-Wire and this magnificent Police Station is the result.

J's Police Station

J’s Police Station

We leave for Cornwall via Paddington Station and just love this bronze of the lovely Paddington Bear made famous in the book — and later, the 1970s TV animation –which  introduced Paddington like this: On one fated day, the Brown family happened upon a lonely bear at Paddington Railway Station in London. This bear was a stowaway, traveling from “Darkest Peru” to the United Kingdom after his former guardian, Aunt Lucy, moved into a Home for Retired Bears. Inspired by the child evacuees in London fleeing the war, he had only a suitcase and a note that read: “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”
The book by Michael Bond was a great favourite of our children.  I like the pun too as the station is re-furbished.

Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

The waiting room was apparently once gloriously painted in gilt and bright colours. There is just a small preserved section now.

The original and very beautiful decoration of the waiting room where we had coffee and a Pain au Raisin while waiting for our train home.

The original and very beautiful decoration of the waiting room where we had coffee and a Pain au Raisin while waiting for our train home.

Information about the waiting room which was once the private waiting area of Queen Victoria

Information about the waiting room which was once the private waiting area of Queen Victoria

 
4 Comments

Posted by on November 16, 2015 in art, London, painting, photography, Postaday 2015

 

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4 responses to “Lego, Paddington and Original Decor

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    November 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    the Lego Police Station is an accomplishment…

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  2. calvin

    November 18, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Lego and ‘Bear’, definitely all age friendly.

    There is so much to restore and rejuvenate over there.

    Like

     
  3. nrhatch

    November 17, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Paddington rocks!

    Like

     
  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    November 16, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Wonderful bit of history and culture…Big Paddington fan.

    Liked by 1 person

     

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