Continuing our series of original art and photography inspired by subterranean London.
The Crystal Palace dinosaurs have been a south London tourist attraction for around 160 years, dotted around the lake in Crystal Palace Park. Here we see an iguanodon and megalosaurus in a less familiar setting. Artist Matt Bannister, who calls his pen-and-ink sketch Crystal Palace Monsters, explains:
I wondered what the Victorian dinosaurs of Crystal Palace Park might have made of the recent snows in London. I assume that everyone knows they live in the railway tunnel at night, emerging in the early morning to get back on their plinths. Right?
If you’ve got your own notions and theories about what goes on in subterranean London, send a drawing, painting or photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject can be fictional or real, so long as it deals with the parts of London beneath ground level.
Previously in Londonist Underground…
- The secret caverns beneath Upper Street, Islington
- Things which don’t exist beneath London
- Who is Inspector Sands?
- Weird creatures holding up London
- iPad drawings of the Tube
- Fish-eye Tube
- Magic Tube
- Notting Hill Gloom
- A wall of train tickets
- Stairs and escalators
- Tottenham Court Road as a launch tube
- Ripped Tube posters
- A miscellany of tunnels
- Tube panoramas
- Tube etchings
- Fantasy Underworld
- Secret London rivers