Thursday, 7 April 2016

Wandering camera #2

So once again it's time for the Wandering Camera link up over at Whims and Fancies.  I'm going to use this as an excuse to post some photos I took in London a few weeks ago, (one of which has already been included in a Saturday photos collage).  

These giant metal structures are gasholder guide frames - the black one is Gas Holder No. 8, - near Kings Cross, built in the 1850s.   If you want to know more, or see pictures of the whole structure, (my phone couldn't come close to capturing the whole thing) you can click here - it's worth a look!









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8 comments:

  1. What interesting photos and what an interesting link Kaja. What I don't understand is exactly how the frame helped hold gas. It made a very beautiful park.

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  2. Don't you love how practical structures were so decorative in bygone days? I wonder if future generations will think the same of today's structures and care enough to save them. The lines in your pictures are so interesting--and it looks like the weather was spectacular!

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  3. What interesting structures! I love the black lines against the blue sky!

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  4. These are fascinating AND beautiful. I am making a note of visiting them next time when we are in London. Thanks so much for linking up these photos on Wandering Camera.

    -Soma

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  5. Your photos are beautiful, Kaja. I was hoping that I'd figure out how the frames held gas, but I'll assume that the rest of the tank was underground or dismantled or something. Maybe a little more research later, for now I am thrilled to see these fascinating structures from a place I've heard of. Oh, to visit London!

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  6. This is so interesting. I love your photos of this wonderful structure. It's a lost treasure to have functional structures so decorative as well. I like how the pillar of the gas holder is copied in the condo's structure in white, and those mirrored pillars are so cool. Love that this has been saved and made into a park.
    Wendy

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  7. Your photos are great. That structure is beautifully restored and it's a real feature now :)

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  8. Fascinating! I particularly love the lime and Irish greens and chartreuse against the blacks. Great colour inspiration!

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