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Places – Lost in Time: The Crystal Palace


Feb 24, 2020

Not to change the format so early in it’s conception, but here I present an idea I’ve had for several years now, but am proud to finally bring to fruition.

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by places that have either been abandoned or destroyed, not so much out of interest for how they were lost, but more the microcosm of society that revolved around them – how people interacted with them and made them more human. Specifically, places which existed in living memory or photographic record are the ones that have captured my imagination the most, as you can see how people did interact with these wondrous locations and almost put yourself in their shoes.

Therefore, without further ado, I present Episode 1 of Places – Lost in Time, with my first feature being the lavish and opulent Crystal Palace in London. This video follows the history of the two structures to share this iconic name, and how both were created through Victorian engineering feats, how they became icons of British culture, and how they eventually met their end.

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References: – British Library (and their respective references) – Victoria and Albert Museum (and their respective references) – Wikipedia (and its respective references) Music (in order of appearance): – The Best of Elgar – The Promenade – Mussorgsky – Sidney Bowman Orchestra – Mosquito’s Parade – The Most Beautiful Waltz Music

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