The Crystal Palace

This is a very unusual view of the Crystal Palace. It was originally built in central London to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 but later moved to Sydenham, south of the the Thames. Virtually every photograph of the Palace shows it in its own grounds, thereby emphasizing its size and grandeur. Here we see it from Upper Norwood, where it forms a striking backdrop for an otherwise typical high street. The Palace was destroyed by fire in 1936.

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