I love this statue…..I joined John for a quick perusal of the sights at St Pancras. It is such a great sighting, watching the Euro star come and go, he must be a happy man.  It is a happy place for me. So many people have their picture taken with him on that spot. Designed by British sculptor Martin Jennings, who must be very proud, the statue  commemorates the poet’s successful campaign to save the station from demolition in the 1960s. Thank the Lord it did not get knocked down. RA was telling me that VT station in Bombay is almost the same design. I think it does have leanings. It started to be built in 1878, (designed by F.W Stevens) in the year Gilbert Scott the man who designed St Pancras died. Some of Scott’s other important works were the Albert Memorial, Brighton College, Glasgow University, Episcopal Cathedral Edinburgh, The Maryrs Memorial in Oxford and Home and Colonial Offices.

SONG OF THE DAY -Don’t Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down -Eric Bibb

Just heard this singer last night…nice

I took this picture in St Pancras station. If you have not been in since it re-opening , you should give it a visit. It is completely gorgeous. Upstairs they are just getting together the new entrance for cars  and taxi’s to drop off. There is an Italian restaurant where I once had breakfast at 9am, Monday morning after dropping a friend onto the Eurostar, where you can watch all the trains come and go and be right on top of the big contentious ( I love it!) sculpture of the couple saying hello, or goodbye.

St Pancras Station

They have hung a large olympic logo, which as you exit off the train are coloured. This is the view from the back, which they left metallic -you can just see glimpses of the colours on the two outside top circle.

SONG OF THE DAY –  Nitin Sawney -Mausam THIS IS A REAL FAVOURITE OF MINE It is absolutely beautiful and well worth a listen….I would love to learn this song. I have found a rough translation.

Rough translation

Ek rang main jeena jeewan ko – living life in only one way (ek rang means one colour)

Ae jaane tamanna theek nahin – is not good enough my sweetheart.

Gam aur khusi do raaste hain – Happiness and sadness are two different paths

Ek raah pe chalna theek nahin – Holding onto only one is not good enough.

Badal jaye mausam – The season will change

Khusi aaye, jaye gam – Happiness will come in, sadness will go away

Well I am not actually on the train anymore, but I was and I went through my favourite station…St Pancras and am heading North and strangely it was sunny in Sheffield when i arrived though it was still raining in London. That is a first £19 first class single except there were two people next to me coughing and sneezing all the way up...so once again i have found that germs have no class either.


well well strangely another train song…that is two out of four songs so far.