The Meeting Place

“The Meeting Place” by Paul Day is a pretty impressive statue in St Pancras Station, London. The statue of a romantically entwined couple stands nine metres tall, surrounded by a high-relief frieze which features images from the history of the Tube and train. It seems somehow appropriate to feature this piece on Picturing England today, as today marks the 7th anniversary of the 7th July 2005 London bombings. The frieze actually includes a panel depicting repair works following the bombings.

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London

"The Meeting Place" by Paul Day, at St Pancras Station, London


7 Comments on “The Meeting Place”

  1. Monk says:

    What a spectacular find. I love it. So much detail and something i could stare at for hours. I envy you for having seen this up close. I really am blown away

  2. It’s really interesting. I didn’t like the piece, to start off with. The almost super-realism of the hair, and modern dress, the strange, stylised faces … But then, I became engrossed in the minutia of the friezes, and the memorial seemed to become more personal, more accessible, and full of the stories of the people of London that day. I’m really pleased i’ve seen it – thanks:)

  3. gingerbreadcafe says:

    That is amazing, when I next come to London I will go and seek it out.


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