Braving the beast: Gasholder Park in the snow
Ever since we completed Gasholder Park I’ve always wanted to see it in the snow. Of course it’s wonderful on a sunny summer’s day relaxing on the grass, or under the shade of the canopy looking out at the canal with the spectacular Victorian gasholder frame above you, but I’ve always felt that the mirror finish of the stainless steel would really come alive in the snow.
So when the Beast from the East took us in its icy group I seized the chance, racing up to King’s Cross early in the morning before the snow could melt, or be cleared by the meticulous estate management team. The results were breathtaking! As anticipated the white of the virgin snow gleamed and shimmered in the reflections of the mirrored columns. The greens of the grass and surrounding planting were replaced with a dazzling, crystalline vision of icy blues, whites and greys, perfect against the blacks of the gasholder frame and the stone paving.
It was a chilly morning taking on the beast but well worth it.