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The Meeting Place, St Pancras Station

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.

Meeting Place Statue St Pancras Station London

Meeting Place Statue St Pancras

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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Turkeywithstuffin

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

That's lovely. Must try and get along for a look before I head homw

The Travelbunny

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

It's a fascinating station - take a look at the 'On the Luce' link which tells so much more...

Lucy Dodsworth

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

Thanks for the mention, I was walking past the station today and it was looking fantastic in the sun - no time for a stop off in the champagne bar though unfortunately!

The Travelbunny

Wednesday 20th of February 2013

What a tease!

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Amy

Monday 18th of February 2013

Wow, 30 ft! Last time when I visited London it was 15 years ago...

The Travelbunny

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

Time to come back?!! Thanks for dropping by :)

Madhu

Monday 18th of February 2013

That's a beautiful statue in a beautiful setting! Just realised, it is nearing three decades since I was in London!!!

The Travelbunny

Monday 18th of February 2013

Ooh Madhu - I think you'd notice a lot of changes if you were to re-visit!