Can you work out what the picture above is? I suspect not, even allowing for my not very good photography skills. It is tempting to blame the camera but that would not be fair. It actually shows the polished canopy at a new park just beside the Regent's Canal. Spring appearing to have sprung, or at least to be on the way, we took advantage of the warm weather on Sunday last to take a walk along part of the Regent's Canal. At King's Cross we visited Gasholder Park. Opened last November, it is a unique space. That word is often overused but I think it is appropriate here. This is part of the really amazing regeneration that continues apace around King's Cross. What a complete transformation from the really rather dingy, down at heel and often downright uncomfortable area it was during my childhood, to a vibrant and exciting new area. It even has a new post code, that is how impressive it is. (N1C in case you were wondering). The new development, in addition to the smart new office buildings and new homes and streets, includes 26 acres of public space, and Gasholder Park is surely one of the most interesting. The cast iron gasholders were a landmark and are now returning from a holiday in Yorkshire (I kid you not, that is where they were taken for restoration) to new lives and to being landmarks once again. But what different landmarks! New apartments are being built inside the frames of the others.
The pictures below show some of the incredible iron work and the park itself, but they don't do it justice, so, if you can, take advantage of the next sunny day and walk up and see it yourself. Gasholder park
We rounded off our walk by having Sunday lunch in a pub garden, We had to keep our coats on but not bad for March I think, Sunshine, food and gasholders. Not a bad Sunday overall......