Black and White #10 St Pancs

black and white photograph of st panics hotel London by susan sheldon nolen

I was cracking on to the British Library and checked the sky for rain. Nothing worse than working for a few hours in damp clothing. There was something about the skyline and the brooding gothic lines of the Great St Pancras Hotel that captured me for a few moments. It’s a massive red brick affair and started its life out in a competition in 1865, then becoming the Midland Grand Hotel. I so prefer St Pancs to the rather dull sounding Midland Grand Hotel. It’s hard to believe the hotel closed in 1935 and became railway offices! I was disappointed at that…all rather dull and boring. But then….what’s this? It now had a rather mysterious name, St Pancras Chambers. Sounds like a good place to set a mystery!  So a quick stop, to look upwards,  before dashing into the British Library for Week#10 Black and White St Pancras Hotel, London.



About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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2 Responses to Black and White #10 St Pancs

  1. Susan–That looks like the perfect setting for a delicious turn-of-the-century murder mystery. Great photo.

    • Fannie! Thanks! I wondered that also especially with that name The St Pancras Chambers…sound perfect for a mystery! Hope the writing is coming along! May be you want to tackle a mystery? 🙂

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