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Here are some fab foto fun facts, that should raise a smile - part 26
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(Thanks to D.M)

After a quarter of a century trying to raise a smile (it’s part 25) we see The Value of a Smile
The Value of a Smile

It costs nothing but creates much.

It enriches those who receive it, without impoverishing those who give it.

It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None are so rich that they can get along without it.

And none so poor but are richer for its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business and is the countersign of friends.

It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is no earthly good until it is given away.

For nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give.

(Thanks to J.D; D.M; K.P. and others, for this and part 24 as well.)

Some Radio Fun at changing times, and perhaps to raise a smile - part 24
For those who do not listen to the 'Today' programme on BBC Radio 4, this is ‘English’ humour at its best:-

Right at the end of a programme recently, there was a discussion about the cost of entry into Premiership football matches where ticket prices of £60 or £100 per game is not uncommon.

An elderly chap being interviewed said he could recall many years ago arriving at the turnstiles when the attendant greeted him with:  "That will be ten quid, mate".

"What?!" the old chap said, "I could get a woman for that!" Without batting an eyelid, the fellow on the turnstile retorted, "Not for 45 minutes each way with a brass band and a meat pie in the interval, you wouldn't!" 
A peek at some night-time transformations, and perhaps to raise a smile - part 23
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Buildings that Wake Up at Night
Some structures are designed so they are not beautiful creations of architecture, but are also dynamic and changing. One of the ways to achieve this effect is by light and colour, that every night transform buildings like the ones you are about to see into unique and exceptionally beautiful structures.

To see just what we mean, move the mouse pointer over the ‘Day-Time’ image of the pictures below to see what it looks like at night.
The Lotus Building, China
This colourful building sits at the heart of a lake, and each night it 'opens' anew and lit with a beautiful array of colours.
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The Helix Bridge, Singapore
This special bridge is designed in a sling-like form and is lit every night with thousands of light bulbs whose light reaches the sky.
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Busan Cinema Centre, South Korea
The lights on top of this unique building can change into an endless array of different patterns
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Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England
This impressive building used to serve as a royal resort.
Today it is owned by the Brighton town council, which conserves it as a popular tourist spot.
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Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, China
This extravagant hotel is considered one of the finest resorts and health spas in the country, and the way it looks definitely gives credence to that claim.
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Canton Tower, China
This impressive tower reaches a height of 600 meters and is the tallest in the country. Every night it is illuminated with many colours and can be seen from almost any point in the city of Guangzhou, where it is located.
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Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre, Kazakhstan
Inside this gigantic structure you'll be able to find an artificial beach, a shopping centre, a mini-golf track and grassy fields to sit and relax on at any time of day or night.
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Beijing National Aquatics Centre, China 
During the daytime, this may seem like a graceless cube, but at night this huge structure comes alive with water colours, and has been nicknamed 'the ice cube' by local residents.
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Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia 
This leading entertainment attraction in Southern Australia boasts an amazing glass ceiling that is 'repainted' every night.
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Lisbon Oriente Station, Portugal 
This central train station is impressive during the day, but at night one can truly appreciate the splendour of this structure.
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Banpo Bridge, South Korea 
This amazing bridge holds the world record for being the longest bridge fountain in the world or in history. The fountain creates new patterns of movement and colour every night.
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So how about something closer to home…
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like our own town hall!
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Except perhaps, the new pedestrian bridge on a suitable night, some lights and interesting sky?!
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(Thanks to D.M.)

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