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The Friday Photos: Gas Holders

By Lindsey Last edited 46 months ago
The Friday Photos: Gas Holders
The River Lea, Bromley by Bow by ThePhotoSchool
The River Lea, Bromley by Bow by ThePhotoSchool
Kings Cross from Regents Canal by Chris Kench
Kings Cross from Regents Canal by Chris Kench
Bethnal Green gas holders by bobaliciouslondon
Bethnal Green gas holders by bobaliciouslondon
Gas holder 1 Wood Green by Belfegore
Gas holder 1 Wood Green by Belfegore
Battersea gas holder from the train by dusty sevens
Battersea gas holder from the train by dusty sevens
Gas holders by Sainsburys, Ladbroke Grove by worldly images
Gas holders by Sainsburys, Ladbroke Grove by worldly images
Oval gas holder by psyxjaw
Oval gas holder by psyxjaw
Bethnal Green gas holders by Dave Gorman
Bethnal Green gas holders by Dave Gorman
Barge chimney and Kings Cross gas holder by Louis Berk
Barge chimney and Kings Cross gas holder by Louis Berk
Milk and gas by jonny2love
Milk and gas by jonny2love
Imperial Wharf gas holder by Stephskimo
Imperial Wharf gas holder by Stephskimo
North Greenwich by BLTP Photo
North Greenwich by BLTP Photo

The industrial skeletons of Victorian gas holders are an integral part of our low rise skyline and look particularly splendid against a bright blue or strange lit sky.

Relics of a bygone age of mass production, redundant gas holders are disappearing from our cityscape, bar the listed buildings. Of which, we are pleased to note, the grade II listed gas holder number 8 is due to return to Kings Cross this year.

Many thanks to our Flickrpool photographers for adding their photos to our pool: ThePhotoSchool, Chris Kench, Bobaliciouslondon, Belfegore, dustry sevens, worldly images, psyxjaw, Dave Gorman, louisberk, jonny2love, Stephskimo and BLTP Photo.

Last Updated 15 February 2013