Thursday, May 7, 2015

Paddington Butterfly: May 7, 2015

And so I was taken in a cab with George and Nessa to meet Thoby at Paddington.  It was sunset, and the great glass dome at the end of the station was blazing with light.  It was glowing yellow and red and the iron girders made a pattern across it.  I walked along the platform, gazing with rapture at this magnificent blaze of colour, and the train slowly steamed into the station.   "A Sketch of the Past" (MOB 93)
Paddington Train Station
She saw the colour burning on a framework of steel; the light of a butterfly’s wing lying upon the arches of a cathedral.  (TTL 51)

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