|Euston Arch in all its glory.|
The stones from the arch were individually taken apart and were unceremoniously dumped in a river. These were then rediscovered in the 1990s and since then there has been a growing interest in rebuilding the arch. This would be easier than you think, as it would be like redoing a jigsaw puzzle, although only 60% of the stones are left.
I really hope they succeed in rebuilding it and at last reclaim at least one bit of London’s history.
|Start of the mini exhibition at Euston Square Gardens.|
|Walkway to the stones, with the forever congested Euston Road in the background.|
|And here they are, four original pieces of the arch.|
|Behind you can see the two lodge buildings, between which the arch actually stood. They are the only remaining structures from the original station.|
|Closer inspection, which reveals how the pieces were slotted together.|
|A section of the distinctive Doric columns.|
|It looks like a giant Lego piece!|
|A bit bashed, but still impressive!|
|Information board number 1.|
|Board number 2, showing the destruction.|
|Board number 3 looks at the discovery of the arch found in the river.|
|Number 4, with the bold new plans for the arch.|