I know! That was not the image you were expecting right?
When we think of Kings Cross we think of bricks, and dark and the huddled masses. But it is changing.
There is so much building going on, fusing the old with the new, creating more pedestrian space, good spacious apartments and office spaces, bringing life back into the area.
I am not sure of the politics of this or whether they are also creating some low income housing (I hope so) but there is an energy in the area of growth and design and it is .. I don’t know .. what is the word.. Inviting. It has a welcoming feel. A feeling of advancement and art. And growth.
A blend of the old and the new. A fusion.
Using the heavy brick arches of the Victorian period and melding glass and steel with the old structures enabling a completely new look and allowing history a voice without total demolishment.
The open-ness and light is wonderful.
One thing, that also impressed me, was the number of children walking through the newly constructed areas with their grown-ups. And this was a cold winters evening – imagine all these open spaces with the water and parks in the summer.
I for one – love it.
This is an extra post because I leave early tomorrow morning for ‘M’.
Then I will be breaking new ground with my travelling. We can explore a new town together.
I hope you have a lovely day.