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St Pancras railway station in London is the end terminal of the Eurostar high speed train connection with Continental Europe through the channel tunnel. It opened in 1868, luckily escaped demolition in the 1960s and was extensively renovated in the 2000s. The building is a work of art in its own right, the brick building as well as the single-span overall roof of open ironwork that covers the tracks, which at the time of completion was the largest such structure in the world.
After the renovation, different artworks were introduced of which this one is a highly peculiar example. It is a work by artists Lucy and Jorge Orta called "Cloud: Meteoros", meteoros being the Greek word for "hanging in between heaven and earth". The work replaced the Olympic rings hung at the same spot for the London Olympic games of 2012. It consists of two cloud forms made of raisin with realistic bronze like human travelers with bags and backpacks. I think its totally original.

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  • Copyright: tony ossenblok (oss) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 1 N: 59] (425)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-03
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-16 9:52
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