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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The End of the Line

Shot with Olympus E620
This is Uxbridge station, end of the line for Metro-land
Child of the first war, forgotten by the second, we called you Metro-land.
We laid our schemes, lured by the lush brochure,
Down byways beckoned, to build at last the cottage of our dreams,
A city clerk turned countryman again, and linked to the Metropolis by train.
Metro-land, John Betjeman (BBC, 1973)
If you want to find out about Metro-Land, here and here is background and here is foreground (how it is today). And before anyone complains that Betjeman ended in Amersham, not Uxbridge, I was nowhere near Amersham today.

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