Friday, 17 November 2017

Urban Wandering: Imperial Road Gas Holders, Fulham, London

Just a short blog post today to share some pictures from a few weeks ago of one of my favourite urban features, gas holders. These relics of industrial architecture used to be common place but now more and more of them are being cleared for re-development. This particular gas holder is the only one remaining from the Imperial Gasworks, near Fulham, which according to the National Grid website, is gasholder number 2 and the oldest in the world. The series of 4 photos follows my approach towards it heading south-east along Imperial Road. I have visited this area before and blogged about it in An Urban Wander around Imperial Wharf but the colour of the sky and the evening sun made the magnificent structure look even more impressive and imposing than usual.

London remains strewn with several former power stations and gasworks. Most people will be familiar with Battersea Powerstation, and also very likely the Bankside Power Station (now the Tate Modern) but for anyone interested in reading more about these wonderful structures, I can highly recommend London's Lost Power Stations and Gasworks by Ben Pedroche.

Gas holders, Imperial Gasworks, Imperial Wharf, London
Gas holder, Imperial Gasworks, London

Gas holders, Imperial Gasworks, Imperial Wharf, London
Gas holder, Imperial Gasworks, London

Gas holders, Imperial Gasworks, Imperial Wharf, London
Gas holder, Imperial Gasworks, London

Gas holders, Imperial Gasworks, Imperial Wharf, London
Gas holder, Imperial Gasworks, London

    

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