The professional illustrator Gwendi Klisa has been a Kings Cross resident for several years now. I recently came across her art-work via her web-site www.klisas.com and discovered some beautiful and recent illustrations of Kings Cross. Feeling passionate about Kings Cross she kindly agreed that I may publish two of the drawings here. Gwendi explains:
“King’s Cross / St. Pancras is densely populated. But its communal aspects and distinct identities are often overlooked by the passing crowds.”
She felt that Kings Cross would actually be a very alive part of London, and that she experiences it changing rapidly. This is why she decided to document Kings Cross’s diverse neighbourhoods starting with Caledonian Road. She continued:
“The whole area is fascinating. It has a transient quality to it, is choking in traffic and always littered with the leftovers of nighttime revelers. However, once you get to know the place it has a very appealing and friendly vibe to it. It is full of energy and the people who live here seem to have a great sense of belonging, no matter where they came from.”
Gwendi Klisa – Illustrations of Kings Cross by Gwendi Klisa is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.klisas.com.
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