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Sydenham Park, London: close-up of the overgrown steps of the upper terrace

RIBA Ref No RIBA44783
Architect/DesignerPaxton, Sir Joseph (1803-1865)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1854
Image Date1961
ViewExterior
StyleClassical Revival
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP489/122
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectStone ; Stairs ; Statues ; Parks
NOTES: Joseph Paxton designed Sydenham Park as the garden setting for his Crystal Palace, which was erected in Hyde Park in 1851 for the Great Exhibition and rebuilt in a greatly enlarged and amended form at Sydenham in 1852-1854. Since this giant glasshouse stood at the summit of a very steep hill, Paxton chose a formal, terraced design, inspired by the Italian villa gardens he had seen whilst on the Grand Tour with the 6th Duke of Devonshire in 1838-1839.
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