A relic from another era.

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I took this photo from the NCP car park at the O2 Dome using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

In today’s modern skyline it is quite strange to see an old Victorian gasometer still standing. This one is located at Greenish Peninsula. If one is observant enough, you will see them dotted all over London and the UK countryside, but sadly none are in use anymore after the discovery of gas in the North Sea from the 1960’s, which led to the developments in gas pipe technology.

Most gasometers have highly decorative frames built with three tiers of hollow cylindrical columns and wrought ion riveted lattice girders.

The most noticeable London gasometer is situated next to the Oval Cricket ground in Kennington.

14oval858_2745125bSource: Telegraph.co.uk (Daniel Johnson)