St Pancras Station

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

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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…063-2

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