5 April 2013

beasts of london

I first heard of these beasts that reside in Crystal Palace years ago, back when I actually lived in London, but for whatever reason I didn't make it to see them till now. This collection of dinosaurs and extinct mammals were unveiled to the public way back in 1854 - you can read more about them here. We visited last Friday, it was bitterly cold and they looked a little out of place in their maintained park surroundings, but I imagine come summer when the tree ferns have sprung to life they might look a little more at home.