I wondered what the Crystal Palace was, or had been, used for. Just art exhibitions, or was it also a place for concerts, dances and other events. It seemed a little run down, maybe could use a little cleaning to bring back a little sparkle, but who has money for that?
There was a pond outside with black swans and ducks, but the jewels in the crown were the turtles! Especially the huge one whose shell was about 12" long.
We left the Palace and continued our walk.