Unsung Landmarks

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)

6 Comments so far

  1. Jared (unregistered) on August 8th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    One sprung to mind – those bizarre metal prongs near Vauxhall tube/train station. They look like some sort of futuristic anti-tank weapon.

    Nobody seems to know what they are – and I’ve asked several cabbies…


  2. PFC (unregistered) on August 8th, 2006 @ 5:34 pm

    TRELLICK TOWER!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. Jared (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

    What is Trellick tower? Photos?


  4. PFC (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    look in my list of posts – its popped up there a few times…..


  5. PFC (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 11:30 pm
  6. Jared (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    Ah. Yes. I second your vote.



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