This statue in Saint Pancras station, London honors poet Sir John Betjeman.Betjeman, who had helped save Saint Pancras station from demolition in the 1960s.
Sir John lived from 1906 – 1984) and was a poet, a writer and broadcaster.
I like the humor of the posture & expression. Unlike a posed and stiff statue, he looks like anyone of us would look like, clutching his belongings in a train station . He also is admiring the surroundings.
Hey, been there,done that 🙂
This poet had lived in my friend Anne’s village,(Wantage) from 1972-1984.
On the base is written: Who saved this glorious station”.
There is also an exerpt from his poem, Cornish Cliffs :
“And in the shadowless unclouded glare /
Deep blue above us fades to whiteness where /
A misty sea-line meets the wash of air.”
To read the complete poem, which is lovely, go to: http://www.sanjeev.net/poetry/betjeman-john/cornish-cliffs-182179.html
See you all soon with glimpses of Oxford city center 😉