The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace - Grounds View

The Crystal Palace - Grounds View

              The Crystal Palace Exhibit in 1851 Londond was a grand affair. We saw a picture of the interior in class, but its hard to get the true scope of this magnificent structure without a look from the outside. The above was taken to demonstrate the scale of the exhibit and to show off the water constructs. The large tower to the left is one of a pair of resevoirs that were needed to support the thousands of gallons of water for around 12,000 jets in all the fountains.

             The palace was later moved from Hyde Park and became a popular meeting place and attraction after the exhibit ended. Ironically, given the massive waterworks, the palace was mostly destroyed in 1936 by a mysterious fire.

Source:

http://www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk/History/default.asp?ID=15

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