The Site of The Crystal Palace

The Site of The Crystal Palace

Sadly, after the fire in 1936, little remains to suggest that the Crystal Palace was ever here. Only sections of the vast terraces still stand. It's when climbing these great stairs that one is able to judge the scale and visualise the enormity of the building which once crowned them. Though now absent of the palace, and the statuary that decorated the landscape below, the stone sphinxes, presiding on either side of each flight, give an indication to the majesty that once was.