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Syon House

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In the park of Syon House, Charles Fowler designed the Great Conservatory in 1828. It was the first conservatory to be built from metal and glass on a large scale. Some sources state that this greenhouse was the inspiration for the spectacular Crytal Palace of London, built for the worldexhibition of 1851. But the Crystal Palace doesn't exist anymore. It burned down.

The conservatory was shown in a dream sequence in Meera Syal's 1993 film Bhaji on the Beach. It was also the setting for the music video to The Cure's 1984 single "The Caterpillar".

Source: Wikipedia & NRC


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