This part of London does not exist anymore. But…apparently these huge gas holders have become some kind of historical landmark and one is being preserved and even restored. Forty years ago, walking along this street was not very common. In fact, I don't think I have ever met another pedestrian when I was going home this way. I can see parking marks on the right side so people must have stopped their cars here to walk …where ? Today, this area has been replaced by modern glass buildings. The way itself might even have disappeared, replaced by a new layout of street to access the buildings. I liked this area, situated right in the middle of the city, behind St Pancras railway station, which is today the door to the Continent. Brickwalls, steel girders, empty streets gave this way to the North of London a very specific look. Great for wide angle photography, initiated by the great Bill Brandt, and made easily available by ultra wide focal lengths like the 24 mm, the 20 mm, and even the fabulous Nikkor 15mm, which I could not afford at the time but was a dream lens. Optical technology has evolved so much in the last four decades that all this is now an acknowledged way of seeing urban landscapes. In the 70's, I was walking around wo find suitable places to use these wide lenses. And this one seems to have worked.