Nifty column over on the BBC about unsung landmarks, including, much to my delight:
Another symbol of bygone technology is the gasometer at London’s Oval. A testament to pre-North Sea gas Britain, it has watched over countless England cricket victories and defeats, as fans harboured idle fantasies that a lofted six might land on the top. And yet as distinctive as it is, it recently faced the threat of demolition as obsolete technology. However, its current owners say there are “no immediate plans to do anything to it”. It is safe, for now.
That would’ve easily been my first choice. Anyone else? (Battersea Power Station is not allowed)