Like a lot of other people, I carry around a lot of junk in my handbag, half which I hardly use and which should have been thrown out ages ago (I don’t mean half-rotting food though! Mostly receipts and old papers). So this is a peep at the sort of things my handbag normally houses, laid out stylishly so you can see my creams, keys, and purse in full glory.
The French Kiss/Lover’s Embrace statue at King’s Cross Station is a huge piece of bronze art created by sculpture Paul Day (although I have to admit, the Valentine’s handbag is the best bit about it). Although it’s been there for a few years, I haven’t seen it before, and the smaller engravings at the base was added more recently to the giant model.
I like that there’s a commuters theme to the statue, of trains and travelling, and of French meeting English, especially as the King’s Cross Station is the train station to get a direct train from London to Paris. There’s plenty of other art/pieces in this station (like the 9 and ¾ platform, which I have yet to gain access into), but I like this one because of how much it stands out (and because of the handbag).