Steps to the palace
Steps to the palace. Crystal Palace, London

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2002-03

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After the Great Industrial exhibition the famous Crystal Palace was moved from Hyde Park to South London. The palace happily stood there until 1936, when, one fateful Monday morning, it burned to the ground. Molten glass was streaming downhill, it says in the local museum. The steps and some disfigured statues are all that remains. Locals like it that way, but there are always plans to build something new and horrible. Although, they probably were saying same thing back in 1850s.