King’s Cross & St Pancras 1984-2010

by johnwasneyheseltine

 

King's Cross area 1984-2010

 

I have little nostalgia for grimy streets and sub-standard housing, mean shops and low-life and much of my memory of London in the 1970s and 80s is coloured by a sense of shabbiness and hardness. By contrast I have been pleasantly surprised by the imaginative ideas that have gone into the reinvention of this area, using the one surviving gasometer and a disused petrol station as arts venues sounds good to me, as does the regeneration of a large brown field site for housing and the possibility of getting on a train at St Pancras and heading off straight to my own home in southwest France. Not all of the change is for the best but the images here are just to demonstrate the period of transition, not to lament times past. I have been working on images of the places as it is now so watch out for my concluding piece as well as other posts on changing London.

See more of these images on the Alamy website at:

http://tinyurl.com/nous959

 

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

King's Cross area 1984-2010

 

See more of these images on the Alamy website at:

http://tinyurl.com/nous959

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