Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Look up ...
As a founder member of the Victorian Society, the poet Sir John Betjeman ought to be happy to be on the Saltaire blog! The statue, as I'm sure you know, is not in Saltaire, but proudly stands in London's St Pancras International Station, which in the past he lobbied to save. It's a sculpture by Martin Jennings and I love it. It has such a sense of presence, life and lightness even though it's cast in bronze.
I have to confess I don't know many Betjeman quotes and none that seemed apt here. But the way he's looking up reminds me of a little prayer card I have that simply says: "Look up when you're feeling down". Wise words.