Before sunset (in Kings Cross)


One beautifully warm evening in early August when staying home would be a shame we jumped on our Vespa and headed East with the idea of reaching the Regents Canal somewhere around Euston and have a walk. Then I thought of checking out how things are going around Kings Cross and … WOW! The restaurants on Granary Square were buzzing, the Filling Station was definitely doing its best to re-fuel thirsty trendy types and the children were having a great time IN the fountains. The silver ribbon by Felice Varini was alive in the light of dusk, the eyes of the architect filled with good architecture and the Londoner’s heart filled for a moment with very un-Londonerish pride. Then suddenly we realised that the “the largest area of urban redevelopment in Europe” offers an added bonus: its proximity to Caledonian Road and to the great Ethiopian food of Merkato. Both the architect and the Londoner love it.