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Brief encounter

Simon Parke

by Simon Parke

Posted: 31 Oct 2014 @ 12:28

STATIONS tend to be passing-through places, where we step hurriedly from platform to exit, eager to be on our way. But, at King's Cross St Pancras, the station itself might be the way.

I had time on my hands as I made my way north: it was an hour until my train to Nottingham, and I saw the figures first from afar. The sculpture The Meeting Place is enormous: nine metres high. A man and a woman embrace: it is a fleeting moment on a station. An arrival - or a ...

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