That lovely garden scene from the station platform
My last post showed a lady in pink tending her garden. I indicated that this photo was taken at a restaurant which used to be a station.
But this is no ordinary restaurant. While you wait for your food to be prepared, there are plenty of things to keep you busy and entertained (and then there is also the occasional train which goes by!).
The station restaurant from over the rail tracks
There is a shop/museum which is filled with memorabilia from yesteryear – mostly to do with railways and trains. But I am sure you would find some of those old teapots and spoons that your grannie used to have, if you just looked hard enough!
If the museum and touristy items are of no interest, then there is the outside of the building to enjoy. On the front and side walls, lovely, life sized images have been painted showing scenes of station life from another time.
Ticket office surrounded by graffiti
Visitors to the restaurant have added their own mark to the establishment, with each brick in the wall having been annotated with a “graffiti” message. Wherever the viewer looked, there was another detail, message or mark – some romantic and some humorous. The result is very busy, intriguing, interesting and certainly unique.
“Do not spit here” = graffiti left on the walls by visitors
Baggage pickup that way! More messages from restaurant patrons
As I have already indicated in the previous post, we stopped at this unusual establishment for lunch. Not only was the food delicious, but the quirkiness of the place was also fascinating.
Me being silly and annoying the donkey!
More detail on the side wall
Even visiting the “Happy House” was unusual. One had to cross the main railway lines to a small building on the far side to find the inside of the toilet block had also been decorated – with old sewing pattern envelopes!