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Crystal Palace Park and Dinosaurs

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While strolling through the park one day, in the merry merry month of May (at the southern end),
I was taken by surprise, by a pair of roguish eyes,
I was scared but I didn’t run away,

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Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

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 :-).

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“Me too”.

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El Magnifico.

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El Sticko. 

“I keep throwing the stick but El Thicko keeps bringing it back.  I hope it doesn’t start a trend”.

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“Did somebody say stick”.

Crystal Palace Park Moose

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Crystal Palace Park Squirrel

“My tongue’s thwollen”.  More squirrels here⇐.

Crystal Palace Park Coot Chicks

Coot Chicks more here ⇐.

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This is all at the southern end of Crystal Palace Park.

Crystal Palace Park Heron

Heironymous.

Crystal Palace Park Heron and Fish

“Bosch, got it”.

“Come here, me little Jacky, now aw’ve smoked mi backy
Have a bit o’ cracky, till the boat comes in

Dance ti’ th’ daddy, sing ti’ th’ mammy, dance ti’ th’ daddy, my little man

You shall have a fishy on a little dishy
You shall have a fishy when the boat gets in.”

Crystal Palace Park Guy the Gorrilla

Near the café at the southern (lowest) end of the park.

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This is from the northern (highest) end of the park.

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Crystal Palace Park Terrace

The upper terraces were once the site of the Crystal Palace.  Crystal (Glass) Palace was originally sited in Hyde Park and housed the Great Exhibition⇒ from 1851 to 1854 then the whole thing was moved to Penge and the Park created.  The structure was burned down in 1936 but the park remains and, once a year, is used for a race of classic/vintage cars⇐.

Crystal Palace Park Sphinx

On the upper terraces can be found four of these (two at each end).  Currently being refurbished they are actually caged to prevent further attacks upon tourists.  😀

If visiting the park it makes more sense to start at the northern (high) end, walk down hill and then escape by using Penge West rail station and I hope you enjoy your days out.
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11 responses

  1. What a fantasyland and how very creative!

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    June 4, 2016 at 18:04

    • A lucky find really, I wasn’t expecting quite that and wouldn’t have known about the classic cars race but for this earlier visit.

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      June 4, 2016 at 23:49

  2. Your post made me reminisce of my days in British literature II. I loved being able to see the park and your first picture of the heron is absolutely lovely. 🙂

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    June 6, 2016 at 09:10

    • I’m glad you enjoyed. It s certainly and unusual place. 🙂

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      June 6, 2016 at 17:16

  3. What a fun post! Who can resist a dinosaur or two?

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    June 8, 2016 at 05:44

  4. Reblogged this on IdealisticRebel's Daily View of Favorites and commented:
    Fantastic photographs and stories. Hugs, Barbara

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    June 20, 2016 at 23:26

  5. *Fantástico!
    *Fantastic!

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    November 20, 2016 at 14:22

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