Thursday, 4 December 2014

Autumn Dinosaurs

We've been walking with dinosaurs, the Crystal Palace dinosaurs to be more specific.

Crystal Palace is the oldest dinosaur park in the world (opened 1854, five years before Darwin's Origin of the Species).  These victorian dinosaurs are interesting for what they tell us about what mid-19th century scientists knew about dinosaurs.

The dinosaurs fell into disrepair after the five in 1936 that destroyed the Crystal Palace, but were restored in the 1950s and in 1973 they became Grade II listed.  After further restoration in 2002, they became Grade I listed in 2007.

The dinos look great with trees in autumn colours as you can see from the photos.