My Sunday photo The Meeting Place statue at Kingscross St Pancras

The Lovers celebrating the joining of two cultures England and France at the Eurostar terminal.

I wandered past this amazing statue on Saturday again and every time I have to stop and take it in. The Meeting place statue is 30ft high and weighs  20 tons. Built to commemorate the coming together of two countries at the Eurostar terminal.

The artist Paul Day wanted to show a meeting of minds and well as a physical connection.

“the Lovers” The Meeting place statue at Charing Cross

The meeting place stands just under the clock and not far in front of it is the statue of Sir John Betjman the poet who saved the station from demolition in the 1960s.

In 2008 a high relief frieze was added to the Base of the statue and is a work of art in itself depicting scenes and history throughout the years of the train and tube in London.

“the Lovers” The Meeting place statue at Charing Cross“the Lovers” The Meeting place statue at Charing Cross Frieze “the Lovers” The Meeting place statue at Charing Cross Frieze

Thank you for visiting my Sunday photo and the Meeting place statue. For another Sunday photo  and a snippet of London see here

 

D x

Photalife

4 Comments

  1. October 29, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    These are just gorgeous Donna I could spend hours looking at details like these x

    • October 29, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks Sarah it makes me stop every time x

  2. October 29, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Beautiful statues, I love the first one.

    Thank you for linking up

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