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17 February 2012

Gaze across Crystal Palace lake

Probably best known as the home of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, the largest lake in Crystal Palace park was constructed as part of the works of Joseph Paxton, the creator of Crystal Palace

We are told that the lake was constructed as a lower reservoir, and was known as the "Tidal Lake", as Paxton’s waterworks caused the levels of the lake to vary significantly as water was drawn off to feed the many fountains in the park.

For more information, see http://www.cocgb.dircon.co.uk/cry_pal_park.htm

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