Famous since the Great Exihibition 1851, when the Crystal Palace-building had been moved from Hyde Park to to South London to thrill it’s visitors for about 70 years, until a fire on 30 November 1936 destroyed it. The park is also the legendary place, where the dinosaur sculptures of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins set the first milestone in paleoart.
On this unforgettable day we enjoyed the company of Adam and Sharon Newell, who is also known as Sharon Gosling, the author of „The Diamond Thief“, a steampunk novel for kids, in stores sinche february 2013.
Another talent of her is cooking and baking and so we were invited to some traditional lunch *munch*(and even here I was learning, like „pudding“ is not always the chocolate and vanilla cream stuff the germans would think of when they hear this word…).
Under the lamps of a nice little pub and with London’s amazing lights in the background it was time to say Goodnight to the Newells and climb on one of the red double-busses to watch the „Aristocats-streets“ under us on our way home.
I can say, I enjoyed every minute there and I will never clean my shoes from the Crystal Palace-mud (sadly it rained the next day…)!