Friday, December 27, 2013

Urban Exploration - Kings Cross Central Development - London

 I'll be spending a few days in London in January. One of the things I always do when I'm there is explore an area that I don't know very well, usually with my good friend Geoff. This year we will be visiting the King's Cross Central Development just north of the King's Cross and St. Pancras railway stations. 

When we first explored this area several years ago we knew that it was was part of a major re-development plan which would bring drastic changes. At that time the area was a wasteland: elevated rail lines on rusting steel supports ran over old brick arches which housed all kinds of abandoned spaces. Large empty warehouses and the Victorian gasometer No 8 loomed over the overgrown sections of the Regents Canal in which we spotted turtles. The area was very edgy.

Here are some of my photos and sketches from that first visit. I'm looking forward to seeing how things look now. Stay posted.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Catherine,

    I first discovered your work during my Junior year in college, 2007, and it was a huge inspiration to me. After several years, and stumbling upon your work at Stricoff Gallery, I have finally discovered your internet presence again. Your work is very beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    Happy New Year,
    Kyle Bryant