The Anonymous Widower

Gasometers Don’t Exist

The title of this post is borrowed from an old copy of the Meccano Magazine.

But type gasometer into Wikipedia and you get redirected to gas holder. The origin of the name is given here in Wikipedia. It was supposedly coined by the Scot; William Murdoch.

But they do exist in Vienna and even have their own Metro station called Gasometer.

They are really one of the best examples of converting a redundant structure into something useful.  There’s more about them here.

The last time I saw these structures, was when C and I came to a christening in Vienna. We wondered what the virtually derelict brick structures were as we took the train to the airport.

April 14, 2013 - Posted by | World | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] I have this feeling that I like quirky and unusual places like Spittelau and the gasometers in Vienna, the Vasa in Stockholm or the Rock in Gibraltar. So perhaps Copenhagen is far too sane […]

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