A quiet Sunday afternoon at St Pancras Station. The train home isn’t due for a while and there’s chance to enjoy the surroundings and photograph the interesting statue of Sir John Betjeman.
St Pancras Station is the gateway to London from the North and Midlands and also, as home to Eurostar, from mainland Europe.
It was opened in 1868 and is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture. Sir John Betjeman was largely responsible for saving it from demolition in the 1960s and this larger than life-size statue of him looking up at the magnificent roof is a fitting tribute.
The statue is standing on a disc of Cumbrian slate inscribed with Betjeman’s name and dates and the words “Who saved this glorious station”.
And here’s what he is admiring…