I had a list of things that I wanted to see when I visited London. One of the things that was important for me to see was a 30 foot bronze statue called “The Meeting Place” sculpted by Paul Day. (I’ve also seen where this sculpture was called “The Kiss” and also “The Lovers” but those are not the real name.) “The Meeting Place” can be found inside the St. Pancras Railway Station in London. When I saw this sculpture on the internet, I had no idea it was 30 feet tall. It was well worth seeing and I have to thank a special tour guide and her mother who made it possible for me to see it in person.
Notice that the base upon which the two people stand is also sculpted. The sculptor, Paul Day, did such an incredible job.
There is so much detail and you can almost feel the emotions reflected in the different scenes.
This next one with the glasses makes me wonder what the sculptor was trying to say through the lens. It’s interesting that there is a different scene in each lens but it is one pair of glasses.
This one makes me wonder what the man is looking at and it also seems like both men, the face and the one standing on the platform, are looking in the same direction. I might be wrong though.
I feel like I could walk right into this one and up the stairs. I love the dog sitting beside his master, as if patiently waiting for something or someone.
“The Meeting Place” is well named as you can’t miss this magnificent statue. St. Pancras Railway Station has several other small statues of interest. This one, a sculpture of Sir John Betjeman, was sculpted by Martin Jennings. Sir John Betjeman was a poet and helped save St. Pancras Station from demolition in the 1960s.
I hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse into St. Pancras Station. Remember if you ever are meeting someone there fresh off the Eurostar, you know a place to meet: The Meeting Place.