Crystal Palace

Mainly at the instigation of Prince Albert, & built by Sir Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was an engineering wonder of the age. It was later dismantled and re-erected on a site in Forest Hill, Sydenham as a permanent exhibition centre. In 1936 a small fire spread rapidly along the dry wooden flooring to eventually totally destroy the entire structure. There is a proposal that it should now be rebuilt !
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Palacio de Cristal, Retiro Park, Madrid, 2012 I would love to fill this with plants!

Crystal palace modeled on Paxtons, Madrid.

Victorian ladies inside the Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace is a metal and glass structure located in the Jardines del Retiro in Madrid (Spain). It was built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines, held that year. It was inspired by the Crystal

Crystal Palace - September 23, 1972 and the famous Crystal Palace racing circuit in London, England, was closed by the Greater London Council on this day, ending a 45-year racing tradition. The closing had been announced a few weeks before the beginning of the 1972 season, prompted by noise complaints and safety concerns.

Crystal Palace - September 1972 and the famous Crystal Palace racing circuit…

Raising the ribs of the transcept roof  Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton  1851

Constructing the Crystal Palace - Raising the ribs of the transcept roof Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton 1851

Crystal Palace  North Tower. The Crystal Palace Exhibition was the brainchild of Prince Albert. It was opened by Queen Victoria on May 1, 1851. There were more than 6 million visitors by closing day October 11. Once closed, the buildings were dismantled, moved to south London, and re-erected in the suburb that now bears its name.

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Crystal palace interior

Upper Gallery In Crystal Palace, London By Philip Henri Delamotte Wall Art, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Wall Peels

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View topic - Statues and Fountains in Crystal Palace Park

View topic - Statues and Fountains in Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace tower

Crystal Palace tower

"Captured Enemy Aircraft" in the South Transept.

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The Crystal Palace Museum Archive

The Crystal Palace Museum Archive

Crystal Palace Canadian Topsy Turvy Railway

View topic - A Walk through the Nave of the Crystal Palace 1854

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