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Interesting H - I never would have called this picture as being taken by H.C.B - stylistically he and Sutkus are very different. Sartre is a lot easier to recognise if you see him face on. Talking of H.C.B - 'Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare,' - 1932. It would take me a while to find a picture that is better composed than this.

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@Barry Giddens - the photographer said of this picture - 'Photography is just luck. There was a fence, and I poked my camera through the fence. It’s a fraction of a second.' A man after my own heart. cheers - I.
Well that is a coincidence Iain. Unless your a mind reader. I'm reading a book about the great European sleeper trains (I loved them back in the day) and there are plenty of descriptions of the great Parisian railway termini. It's nice to have an image to go with all those words. ( I still think it's art!).
 
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Well that is a coincidence Iain. Unless your a mind reader. I'm reading a book about the great European sleeper trains (I loved them back in the day) and there are plenty of descriptions of the great Parisian railway termini. It's nice to have an image to go with all those words. ( I still think it's art!).
Barry - funnily enough - should I ever manage to finish the research and the write up of the Atatürk pictures I mentioned - one was taken in Sirkeci station in Istanbul. Which as I am sure you will know was the end point of the Orient Express. A journey undertaken by Agatha Christie - several times. On her way to meet her then husband who was an archeologist excavating Babylonian and Sumerian remains in - what is now Iraq. I think she went missing in Istanbul for a while? Well done on knowing what the correct plural of terminus is. This might seem like pedantry - and is - but even the BBC allow their commentators to talk about stadiums these days. Stadia, not stadiums. The barbarians are at the gates. cheers - I.
 

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Barry - funnily enough - should I ever manage to finish the research and the write up of the Atatürk pictures I mentioned - one was taken in Sirkeci station in Istanbul. Which as I am sure you will know was the end point of the Orient Express. A journey undertaken by Agatha Christie - several times. On her way to meet her then husband who was an archeologist excavating Babylonian and Sumerian remains in - what is now Iraq. I think she went missing in Istanbul for a while? Well done on knowing what the correct plural of terminus is. This might seem like pedantry - and is - but even the BBC allow their commentators to talk about stadiums these days. Stadia, not stadiums. The barbarians are at the gates. cheers - I.
They are indeed Iain. Nothing wrong with a touch of pedantry now and then. I think dear old Agatha went missing on two or three occasions. Whether as a bit of self-publicity, or to sate secret urges, who knows? I hope your Ataturk series will be with us soon.
 
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@Barry Giddens - 'Stunning Iain. The photos are good too!' ha ha. Yeah I know mate. I would like to point out in fairness to myself that particular picture was flagged up to me by my partner. It came from the official Facebook feed of the city - I don't do Facebook. I turned them into black and white because I thought they looked much better that way. She understands - and indeed tolerates - the fact I have a weakness for a well turned out Spanish equestrian lady. If that's your thing I could not recommend too highly attending the horse fair in Jerez de la Fontera. Ooft. In part I am happy for her to appreciate a well turned out bombero - fireman. Long term relationships - you only have to wear a chastity belt not a blind fold. Ha ha. Yours - I.

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@Barry Giddens - 'Stunning Iain. The photos are good too!' ha ha. Yeah I know mate. I would like to point out in fairness to myself that particular picture was flagged up to me by my partner. It came from the official Facebook feed of the city - I don't do Facebook. I turned them into black and white because I thought they looked much better that way. She understands - and indeed tolerates - the fact I have a weakness for a well turned out Spanish equestrian lady. If that's your thing I could not recommend too highly attending the horse fair in Jerez de la Fontera. Ooft. In part I am happy for her to appreciate a well turned out bombero - fireman. Long term relationships - you only have to wear a chastity belt not a blind fold. Ha ha. Yours - I.

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'I have a weakness for a well turned out Spanish equestrian lady'. That did make me laugh Iain. Quite a particular weakness. Actually, there's a club just off the Holloway Road that......oh no, perhaps I best put that in a pm.
 
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