Gasometers are cool

Kings Cross, Single Gasholder No 8

I passed this tonight, and grabbed a couple of shots with my Ricoh GR camera.

Once one four famous gasometers serving the area around Kings Cross, this one – officially known as “Single Gasholder No 8” is the lone survivor and faces an uncertain future.

Kings Cross, Single Gasholder No 8

Originally erected by the Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company in 1880 and decommissioned in the 1980s, there is an unexpected twist to the story: far from being scrapped, all the Grade II-listed gasometers have been carefully stored with planes to restore them once work on the St Pancras Eurostar rail link (and the regeneration of the area) is completed.

Let’s hope it happens because gasometers rock!
See more pics here: Gasometer No 8, Kings Cross

The whole area around Kings Cross is definitely worth another look too. It’s changing rapidly and there’s some really interesting stuff to snap that won’t be around for long.

Constitution pub

Here’s a picture taken from the Constitution boozer on the canal by St Pancras Way

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