2017

TQ3470 : SE 19 Jurassic (1): Teleosaurus

taken 7 years ago, near to Penge, Bromley, England

SE 19 Jurassic (1): Teleosaurus
SE 19 Jurassic (1): Teleosaurus
The dinosaur (and other animal) sculptures in Crystal Palace Park were made by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, under the guidance of Sir Richard Owen - palaeontologist, comparative anatomist and founding director of the Natural History Museum.

The sculptures were made in 1854 - five years before the publication of 'The Origin of Species' - a useful reminder that fossils had been a matter of intense interest for a century or more before Darwin published his book. Indeed, Erasmus Darwin - Charles's grandfather - was convinced of the reality of evolution, though it was the grandson who first proposed the mechanism which has provided the basis for modern evolutionary thinking.

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TQ3470, 729 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stefan Czapski   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 28 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 30 July, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3445 7046 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.0332N 0:4.0741W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3443 7046
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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