The Meeting Place is a 30ft statue, by artist Paul Day, which stands under the station clock at St Pancras railway station in the International Eurostar terminal. The piece is intended to reflect the romanticism of train travel and is reminiscent of a scene from the film Brief Encounter.
The base of the statue encompasses a high-relief frieze which depicts scenes from the history of Tube and train travel.
The 20 tonne, bronze sculpture is a solid focal point amid the comings and goings of a busy station and, for me, serves to remind that within all the hustle and bustle of arrivals and departures some families, friends and lovers are experiencing poignant personal moments. Is this couple reuniting or saying au revoir…?
This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge theme ‘Kiss’
If you’d like to know more about St Pancras Station and its history check out this excellent post from Lucy at On The Luce
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