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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Waiting for a Train

It's impossible to miss the 9 metre high statue, by Paul Day, of the kissing couple at St Pancras Station. However there is more to see if you get up close.
A couple of years after its installation a frieze was added around the bottom. This is part of that frieze.
Meet there next time and take a good look at it.

19 comments:

Emm said...

Oh beautiful! I am catching a train from there in three weeks - must make time to take a look!

The Londoneer said...

I took some photos of the 'big stiletto' just after they first unveiled it, but I've never seen the frieze. It's not exactly positive advertising for their train services is it!

Luis Gomez said...

Very interesting!

lewi14 said...

"... and they waited happily ever after". What a great and expressive sculpture.

Rolf said...

They are not trainspotters, just sitting and waiting for a train.

Karine said...

LOL here in Montreal that would be 'waiting for a city bus'! They're doing better now, but a few years ago, their punctuality, or lack thereof, was notorious!

PhotoPuddle said...

That's really cool!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

They look like they've been waiting for a long time.
Very interesting sculpture.
Cheers
Melbourne Daily Photo

IleDuLevant said...

The detailing and playing with perspective is very good throughout this circular frieze and impresses me in a way that the oversized statue which it adorns does not. More to my quiet tastes is the larger-than-life-size but understated statue by Martin Jennings located not too far away of Sir John Betjeman, looking up at the roof that he helped to save.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The waiting room must be a nightmare.

Hilda said...

Their expressions and stance are fantastic. But it doesn't say much for the train service, I think.

Pink said...

Apparently not impossible.

I'm going to have to go back and find it!

Great photo!

xx

Anna Sergi said...

OOOOOOOOH!!! I never saw it!!! How come!!!

Witness said...

Wow!

Bergson said...

i laught

Colleen said...

Oh, cool! I wasn't aware of this statue. Can't imagine how I've missed it!

William K Wallace said...

I'm going to have to have a wee wander around the Kings Cross area some time in the near future. I Love the frieze, that is the kind of art I like to see...

Tinsie said...

Hmmm. That's not the kind of image I'd want to see at a highspeed station. It might give the rail bosses ideas!!!

Jenny Woolf said...

I'd never seen it, would love to post it on my blog - can I please

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