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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.
Aug 21, 2010 8:44 AM CST
|There are just so many perils to keep Great location intact. Never hears of the Crystal Palace but there's a lot I have not heard of. England has some great history and sights to see. The Horse chestnut game sounds rather dangerous but loe the trees. Especially the Monkey puzzle, maybe it's just the name. dinosaur were fantastic. maybe those poor tree fern willl make it, I hope so. |
Thanks for the marbvelous scenic walk. great as always....
Aug 21, 2010 11:50 AM CST
|Dear Charleen, a pleasure and I hope you will be there on Part 2!|
Hugs to Charley.
Aug 21, 2010 11:59 AM CST
|You know, Charley and I look forward to your articles He sends you nuzzles of affection. He is still looking for apples, Isn't it about Apple Festival time over there yet???? That is the one Charley is looking forward |
I really enjoyed looking at the sights. Thank you Dear Neil......
Aug 21, 2010 12:30 PM CST
|Dear Charleen & Charley, a pleasure and I am glad you liked it. I just try my best, I can do no more.|
Aug 22, 2010 11:02 PM CST
|This is a truly wonderful article Neil. I've always wanted to visit this park, so I'm very happy to be able to enjoy your view and commentary. Thank You|
Aug 22, 2010 11:05 PM CST
|Dear Strormy, a pleasure. Part 2 will be out shortly.|