Tuesday, July 28, 2009

John Betjeman

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras station, London
Statue of John Betjeman by Martin Jennings
St Pancras station, London, January 2008

And in the shadowless unclouded glare
Deep blue above us fades to whiteness
Where a misty sea-line meets the wash of air

(From “Cornish Cliffs” by Sir John Betjeman)

See also: St Pancras International - St Pancras - The Poet and the Station - The Meeting Point


Jacob said...

Just another excellent photo. This is a really nice statue, too. I wonder what's in the bag...looks like it might be heavy poetry?

Tinsie said...

A-ha! I'd seen this statue at St Pancras, but had no idea who it was. Now I know ;-)

m_m said...

Interesting! I like it! I can see also beautiful building in the background!

Vogon Poet said...

@ Jacob - You may be right: according to this page of trivia on TV.com the bag is full of books.
@ Tinsie - Honestly, I had to check him out...

cieldequimper said...

Are you going to show us the kiss next? ;-))

tapirgal said...

I love the blue!