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by Paxton
19 Jan 2009 12:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29925

Hi Steve, yes, that's the one. Makes sense - and you can clearly see a fire engine in your photograph. Where were they on 31st November?! etc... Since talking about this here, I've found ONE photo of the Lower Level Station in the Crystal Palace Library. It's in a book called 'The Perfect Playground...
by Paxton
14 Jan 2009 20:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29925

Thanks very much Terry and Steve for a wealth of photos. Have I stumped you with regards to the Lower Level Station?! It looks as if the colonade led straight to what I believe became the School of Art. Is that correct? The only part of the palace that survived into the 50s, when it was burnt down b...
by Paxton
9 Jan 2009 20:40
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29925

Thanks Terry and Steve. You must agree that there are far fewer from that angle. It does seem to look fairly messy and tired from that angle after the turn of the century, so maybe that's why. It occurs to me that there must be a wealth of private photos taken all around the palace that may never se...
by Paxton
9 Jan 2009 15:43
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29925

Ronski, if I'm not mistaken, that's from the 'garden' side, i.e. the side the photos always seem to be taken from. The gothic looking building is a 3/4 scale model of the Canadian Parliament, erected in the park gardens for the Festival of Empire in 1911. This is one of a huge series of photos taken...
by Paxton
8 Jan 2009 21:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29925

The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)

In researching the Crystal Palace, one gets used to finding many pictures of the Palace from the East (garden side). How is it that there are so few from the West (main entrance, parade side)? The best pictures of the Main Entrance come from the Emile Zola book, in my opinion. Even then, though, the...
by Paxton
5 Jul 2008 21:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound...
Replies: 3
Views: 4040

Greyhound...

I live in a flat overlooking the Greyhound. I'd like to ask if anyone has any up to date information on the building's future. I often work from home and am able to see the whole site from my office window. Obviously, I can see over the hideous, grey hording. A few weeks ago somebody was clearly sur...