Glass and Girders of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham "On the west of "The Palace" as it is called locally, there are terraces overlooking the garden. These are approached by flights of steps leading down among flower beds, stone vases, statuary and ornamental balustrading to the transverse path where the fireworks are let off. The huge building was set up on its present site and opened in 1854, the materials for its construction being largely those of the building designed by Sir Joseph…
AD Classics: The Crystal Palace / Joseph Paxton
Built by Joseph Paxton in City of Westminster, United Kingdom The Crystal Palace was a glass and cast iron structure built in London, England, for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Th...
A trader at Covent Garden Market, London, March 1950. Original...
A trader at Covent Garden Market, London, March 1950. Original publication: Picture Post - 4993 - Spring Comes To Covent Garden - pub. 18th March 1950 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Incredible photos reveal London's transformation over 200 years
The images appear in a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands and include a rare calotype by William Henry Fox Talbot.
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