London

Photography- Victorian Gothic

We have John Betjeman to thank for saving this St Pancras Station London a Grade 1 listed building-much more than just a station.  A recent visit confirmed – it is a priceless Victorian station/ no palace!- dedicated to the travelling public

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John Betjeman was the poet laureate and was key in saving this amazing Victorian station.  If one did not know about the train and tracks it could pass as a cathedral by its size and style. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Betjeman

Here are a few more photos

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Then there is the famous statues of the kissing couple.

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There is a very interesting collection of sculptures around the base.  There is a youtube video that shows this very well

The couple show that most tender moment, saying goodbye before a journey

And as ever there are several nice cafes, here is a photograph from the one we stopped at with the statue of John Betjeman looking upwards.

IMG_0975 If we had been a little more flush then just near the Eurostar platform  is the worlds longest champagne bar.   Just ready for that trip to a European Capital.

One just hopes that we’ll also be off on Eurostar, that is if Brexit does not cause travel chaos.

https://stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk/champagne-bar

 

 

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I think the caption under the classic Dent clock says it all

“I want my time with you”  designed by Tracey Emin.

Although not acclaimed by all, it is a special  because the message is timeless.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/10/tracey-emin-sends-a-message-of-love-to-europe-via-st-pancras

 

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