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by Konqi
18 Oct 2010 21:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: crystal palace Race Track
Replies: 9
Views: 15053

Re: crystal palace Race Track

Interesting comparison, but I think the one with the tower is wrong. It's definitely the north tower, but the angle of the 'present day' picture would not match up, if the north tower was still standing. I think the original was taken when they had that extra loop in the track. http://gplea.rscsites...
by Konqi
20 Jul 2010 18:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Wide Image Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 19107

Re: Wide Image Problem

reset my cache, but no images appear to be resized...

using Firefox 3.6

and Konqueror 4.4
by Konqi
28 May 2010 12:39
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Work at Crystal Palace
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

I don't know about the side of the parade, but some of the trees growing out of the North Tower have finally been cut down this week. The only ones left are growing on Thames Water's property.
by Konqi
17 Jan 2010 16:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Entrance
Replies: 10
Views: 4387

Here you are:

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and a photo looking into the fence:
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by Konqi
15 Jan 2010 23:29
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Entrance
Replies: 10
Views: 4387

No the steps don't remain at all, currently that part of the rim is covered in grass and temporary hut is overhanging where they were.
by Konqi
10 Jan 2010 11:58
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Entrance
Replies: 10
Views: 4387

I can get a photo of it from the top, but it is literally just full of mud/earth and trees growing in it.
by Konqi
5 Dec 2009 23:13
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Entrance
Replies: 10
Views: 4387

In regard to the North Tower, the entrance to it was via the North Tower gardens, up some small steps.

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Map is slightly inaccurate and moved the position of the North tower up, but just indicating what side it was on.
by Konqi
24 Nov 2009 22:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: FALKOR...I know your tempted
Replies: 14
Views: 4789

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by Konqi
16 Nov 2009 00:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: a sunday walk in crystal palace park
Replies: 14
Views: 3559

oh you meant those tubes I thought you meant the pieces of Iron on the top of the bank. Those tubes were possibly part of the lift system in the North Tower. Yes we are excavating and preserving the site otherwise it becomes a jungle. If you look at aerial photos of the site in 2002 you can barely s...
by Konqi
15 Nov 2009 22:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: a sunday walk in crystal palace park
Replies: 14
Views: 3559

Yes I was the one brushing off leaves and clearing off 50+ year old earth off the tower base
by Konqi
15 Nov 2009 21:07
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: a sunday walk in crystal palace park
Replies: 14
Views: 3559

luckily you didn't take the photo of me standing on that tower base. Yes it was the dry wooden floors with years or rubbish underneath that made perfect kindling that helped burn down the palace, also the wind direction helped. In the 1866 fire the wind was blowing the other way which helped save mo...
by Konqi
4 Nov 2009 15:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 24409

The terraces and the site of the crystal palace were a car park in the 1960s, not sure if that's the real reason it was flattened.
by Konqi
3 Nov 2009 00:07
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 24409

and today the main car park is built on top of it:

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by Konqi
2 Nov 2009 12:43
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from afar...
Replies: 10
Views: 4028

It's the only one that pops into my head, there are most likely others.

Just have to search photo archives on the internet or libraries and such.

That photo I posted can be found by searching for photos of Bromley, Kent on the Francis Frith website.
by Konqi
2 Nov 2009 11:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from afar...
Replies: 10
Views: 4028

This is the Crystal Palace from the hill on Queens Meed in Bromley:

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by Konqi
1 Nov 2009 22:21
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Aquarium
Replies: 8
Views: 8316

Looking through the LDA's conservation plan from a few years ago, which briefly surveyed sites of where different buildings and current ones are. They had one for the aquarium but in another item they also have this: http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3320/aquairum.png This "unknown" building on the 1...
by Konqi
1 Nov 2009 13:46
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 24409

The round building was known as the "Panorama Building" was built in 1881 and knocked down in the 1950s/60s. The building was used to display a variety of panoramas, not sure about its later life. Photo of it here in 1911: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff70/boringname_photos/6799-19IndianCourtF...
by Konqi
30 Oct 2009 19:29
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Wiki
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

Crystal Palace Wiki

Been thinking about doing this, might not work out but decided to create a wiki on the Crystal Palace aiming to put all the information and history on it in one place, even modern day history like the NSC.

Can find it here:

http://crystalpalace.wikia.com/wiki/Crystal_Palace_Wiki
by Konqi
29 Oct 2009 22:16
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: does the clock need to be changed on this site?
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

seems fine to me, but you can adjust your time zone in your profile, if its wrong.