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Crystal Palace CC97_01549

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Filename: CC97_01549.jpg

Size: 4953 x 3810 (5.7MB)

Date: 13th April 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

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Crystal Palace CC97_01549

CRYSTAL PALACE, Sydenham, London. A view of the palace from the south east looking over the grounds (late 19th century). It was built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park and was moved to Sydenham soon after the exhibition closed. The building burnt down in 1936. Photograph by York and Son

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Media ID 440907

Glass Iron Work Victorian

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> Historic Images > More Lost London

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> The way we were > Victoriana > Victorian Exhibitions

EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the magnificent Crystal Palace, an iconic structure that once graced the grounds of Sydenham in London during the late 19th century. The image captures a view from the southeast, offering a glimpse into the grandeur and elegance of this architectural marvel. Originally constructed to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, this remarkable building was later relocated to Sydenham after the exhibition concluded. The Crystal Palace is a testament to Victorian ingenuity and craftsmanship, with its intricate ironwork and stunning glass panels that allowed natural light to flood its interior. This photograph by York and Son beautifully captures these exquisite details, highlighting both the delicate beauty of its design and its imposing presence within its surroundings. Sadly, despite its historical significance and cultural importance, tragedy struck when this majestic structure succumbed to flames in 1936. However, through photographs like this one, we are able to preserve not only memories but also appreciate the sheer splendor that once defined Crystal Palace. As we gaze upon this image today, we are transported back in time - immersed in an era where innovation met artistry. It serves as a poignant reminder of our rich architectural heritage while igniting curiosity about what life must have been like during those illustrious days at Crystal Palace.

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