Have you seen the Meeting Place statue at Kingscross St Pancras?
Kings cross St Pancras station is known as one of Londons most romantic spots due to the Meeting place statue. Every time you wander past the the Meeting Place statue you have to stop and take it in. This Kingscross Statue is also known as “the Lovers”. It celebrates the joining of two cultures, England and France at the Eurostar terminal. This romantic statue of the two lovers is 30 feet high and weighs 20 tons. It stands proudly in place at King Cross St Pancras Station and was 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 when he created the work of art. It is also modelled on himself and his wife.
The kissing statue is the most amazing work of art
The Statue has a very detailed frieze around it base. This high relief frieze was added to the Base in 2008 and is a work of art in itself. It depicts scenes and history throughout the years of the railway train and tube in London. The attention to detail is extraordinary with each piece depicting a different time in train railway travel.
Up Close Photos of the Meeting Statue and its frieze.
That frieze was actually changed from an earlier more controversial design that was based on a train accident. Thankfully this is not so now. You will find so may interesting details at the base of the statue so get up close to the sculpture and have a look.
See the Close up of the Sunglasses on the base with commuters as well as the bag lady and her dog. You can also see the woman checking her phone over the shoulder of her lover on the base of the lovers frieze statue. Perhaps the most poignant piece is the Family waving their loved ones off to war which is also around the base.
There is also a statue of Sir John Betjman the poet at St Pancras Station
The Meeting Place statue stands just under the huge St Pancras clock and is not far in front of the statue of Sir John Betjman the poet who saved the station from demolition in the 1960s.
Other Kings Cross Statues nearby include;
Harry Potters luggage trolley at platform 9 and 3/4s
Newton after Blake at the British Library.
Sir Nigel Gresley Statue
Thank you for reading about the The Meeting Place Statue St Pancras. A paired down version of this post appeared on Likelovedo.com.