The Crystal Palace & The Park (Part 1): How wonderful

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The Crystal Palace & The Park (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
August 21, 2010

The Crystal Palace was a massive iron and glass structure built for the Great Exhibition in 1851, originally it was in Hyde Park, a Royal Park, in London. Prince Albert came up with the idea of showing the world Britain's industrial revolution. It was designed by the famous Sir Joseph Paxton; in 1851 when the Exhibition closed, he came up with the idea of moving this colossal building to Penge Place Estate in southeast London. Punch magazine in a satirical moment called it the "Crystal Palace" and the name stuck, so this part of Sydneham became known as Crystal Palace. This exhibits were in fact from all over the world; the USA, Egypt, France & Germany to name but a few. The displays were set into categories; raw materials, machinery, manufacturers and fine arts. It was too big to be financially viable and on a fateful night in 1936 disaster struck.

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Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Aug 21, 2010 7:11 AM CST
Neil,

Just too many links, but have been learning a lot in the past hour. That "Palace" had to be the cat's meow.

Thanks.

PS. Still not done with all the links...LOL
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 21, 2010 7:16 AM CST
Dear Nancy, got you a house so you can over look it!
Regards and Hugs.
Neil.
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Eileen
Aug 21, 2010 9:37 AM CST
Neil, Its a while since I went to Crystal Palaceand I had forgotten how interesting it is. You and Ian used to love it up there when there was a chilkdren,s zoo there, I remeber a little goat trying to eat Ian,s coat,!!! .
I do hope you enjoy these as much as I have making them.
Eileen.
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Happy_1
Aug 21, 2010 9:39 AM CST
Perfect...... Even to the Jap. maple in front. Looks like my kind of house!!! Will we be close to each other..like neighbors????

When will it be ready to move in?

Hugs,
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 21, 2010 11:56 AM CST
How about tomorrow! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Trouble is there are no pubs nearby, unless you like a bit of a walk and a fall down hill!
Regards and a Big Hug.
Neil.
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Aug 21, 2010 12:12 PM CST
I'm backed and on the next flight. Forgot to ask is there is a shack in back for Bob?

Ah, but making one of the rooms into a wine cellar would do the trick, Neil. In fact, you probably have cellars there, right? We don't in Florida for this house is just 11 feet above sea level and it's all on coral rock. Makes for interesting gardening.

Now you must have deliveries so I wouldn't have to walk to or from the stores with the cases of wine. See, all problems solved!

Hugs,

Your new neighbor.
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 21, 2010 12:39 PM CST
Dear Nancy, what deliveries? You simply walk and carry it, stops polluting the planet unless you eat beans.
A Tudor House has no cellars, just sewers as I showed you in my last Article!
There is no shack whatever that is, but if you mean a shed then no. But there is the Gardeners tool shed! If it gets cold you start a Tractor up and huddle up to the engine, done that a few times.
Especially when I was late back to my Grandmas, she locked me out as it was after 8 o'clock at night, so I slept in the coal shed with my motorcyle engine on and the exhausts out of the door. Then it ran out of petrol at 4 in the morning. Oh well you learn!
Hugs.
Neil.
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Aug 21, 2010 1:44 PM CST
But, Neiil....

How do you carry several cases of wine to stock the cellar? Plus, at my age, don't need beans. Why do you think they call us Old Farts? LOL

Sewers definitely would not make a good wine cellar, so it's back to refitting a room. It must have a spare one from the look of that size. How about cheese down in the sewer or is it still used as a sewer? Here I go again with my questions.... Don't houses there usually have cellars? The sewers are still in use?

Yes, a shack would be a shed. I'm sure Bob would be just as happy with the tool shed with the tractor, I'd have to keep Archie inside.

I also was locked out of the house, but that's another story.

You must learn to always keep a full tank of gas for emergencies and fuel up on the way home. Learned that as a Biker Chick. I'm the one on the left and on top.

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NEILMUIR1
Aug 21, 2010 9:29 PM CST
Dear Nancy, you have confused me a bit. The nearest big store (we call then supermarkets), is quite a walk, like two miles away, but you can get a bus there! We tend to walk in the UK not use a lot of expensive petrol. Sometimes it is quicker on the bus as they can use the bus lanes. However the roads were built for horse and carts, not big cars parked either side of the road.
You can get your shopping delivered but they charge you for it. So why waste money when a two mile walk is nothing with a rucksack and two miles back is a bit slower with the weight!
Think of all these Gyms that have opened up everywhere, they amaze me. People drive there and then do their 30 minutes training or whatever they do and go in the bar for a drink. That does not sound like a good way of keeping fit to me. Simply walk it is better for you!
I am sure that a good 40 mile walk in 24 hours over the Brecon Beacons would sort most people out! Or Ten Tors over Dartmoor, I did that it was fantastic fun.
The Army Escalation over Dartmoor was not good fun though, I must admit!
Big Hugs.
Neil.

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