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St Pancras, London

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London St Pancras rail station
London St Pancras rail station
London St Pancras rail station

St Pancras Station, London. This was the original, main entrance to the railway station when it was built and opened in 1873. Now it leads to the Eurostar platforms as well as to the deluxe St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. One, no two very cold December days I sat and really explored the facade of this extraordinary piece of architecture. Doing so took me back to the days when my children were small and we used to put a pin on a page in the A-Z of London (without looking) then head off to explore that area on foot. I was reminded just how much we miss seeing by racing around in cars and buses. The detail in Victorian architecture can be breathtaking as here. And it is in this detail that we see the richness of the human touch, passion and care. Watercolour, pen and ink on that gorgeous ‘rough’ Arches watercolour paper.