Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Crystal Palace Park
I took a walk through Crystal Palace Park in London last Friday. It's near my flat so it takes only a few minutes to get there by foot. The park is famous for its dinosaur statues next to the lake. They date back to the mid Victoria period when the Crystal Palace was moved there after the 1851 Great Exhibition (which had been held in Hyde Park). Modern dinosaur experts would have come up with different designs but the dinosaur statues are fun anyway.
The lake itself seems to be fed by a culverted steam. It you look at the landscape around Anerley Hill, it is possible to track the route of the stream. The lake was created by building a dam in front of where the park cafe now stands.