Monday 27 July 2009

Another station

Today my travels took me towards Oxford, out of Paddington station. Recently refurbished (well, certainly within the last decade) Paddington takes you towards the West, South West and Wales.
This charming statue of Paddington Bear sits in "The Lawns" the dedicated food and shopping area towards the front of the station.; shared equally by commuters and well fed pigeons! 
It is always worth noting that the bear was named after the station and not vice-versa; indeed as the books says "Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear".