Crystal Palace

This huge temple of glass house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Kensington Gardens in central London, and was then moved to the high ridge overlooking south London, to which area it gave its name. In LONDON, it forms part of the story in 'The Crystal Palace', 'The suffragette', and 'The Blitz'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
As those who have read PARIS will know, the Parisian neighborhood of Les Halles, now known for its vast mall complex, was once the site of the Cimetière des Innocents, Paris’ largest cemetery. What started in the 12th century as a smallish graveyard ballooned to a resting place for over 2 million corpses ! By the 1780’s, the cemetery had become so overfilled and unhygienic that Louis XVI closed it, and ordered all bodies be exhumed and transferred to the Catacombs. Today, only one relic remains from the neighborhood’s eerie past - La Fontaine des Innocents – a fountain built in the sixteenth century which once marked the entrance to the graveyard.




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