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LondonLife - Irish elk roaming Crystal Palace Park...

A group of extinct Irish elk from the Ice Age – part of a series of models of extinct animals created by sculptor and fossil expert Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Professor Richard Owen, founder of the Natural History Museum, in the 1850s for the park surrounding the reconstructed  86 more words

LondonLife

Paxton's Palace

This card, published by J. Beagles & Co of London, was posted from Beckenham to an address in Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 16 1907. 250 more words

History

August 3 in history

8  Roman Empire general Tiberius defeated Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

881  Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem… 507 more words

History

Emir of Katsina and his entourage admiring a traffic light.

Hyde Park, created in 1536 by Henry Vill for hunting, is one of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks of London. 80 more words

Archive

A child's map of Crystal Palace Park, or panic fear in the unwild.

This post began as a kind of experiment.

At one point it looked as though it might not end well, but we’ll come to that. 2,056 more words

Landscape

Book Review: To Engineer is Human

Lots of meat, without the maths that makes it hard to swallow.

When I was preparing to apply to become a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a mentor – I think as a warning against complacency – challenged me that I should be reading at least… 401 more words

Structural Engineering