Follow the life of a recently retired teacher. The bucket lists have been written. How much can be achieved in the next 10 years - from the mundane (baking an edible cake) to the ridiculous (kayaking through the rain forest).
This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!
Friday, 4 March 2016
The dinosaurs of Crystal Palace
These are part of a series of extinct animal sculptures in Crystal Palace Park, South London. The park was designed between 1852-55 for the relocation of Crystal Palace. Sir Joseph Paxton designed and built the Crystal Palace in 1851 for the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park.
The sculptures and geological illustrations were part of the educational theme of invention and discovery. They were the first dinosaur sculptures in the world and pre-dated Charles Darwin's book 'On the origin of species' by 6 years.