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Total benches found: 2696.

  1. Artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins combined scientific study, engineering ingenuity and imagination to design and build the models at Crystal Palace. While others had reconstructed the skeletons of extinct animals, Hawkins was the first person to produce life-size sculptures showing how they might have looked when alive. Hawkins believed striking, lifelike models would spark greater public interest in geology than the fragments of 'dry bones or oddly-shaped stones' displayed in museums of the time. BENJAMIN WATERHOUSE HAWKINS (1807-1894) fig. 1 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins' studio at Crystal Palace. {Illustrated London News / Mary Evans) fig. 2 Hawkins's hand-drawn invitation to a New Year's Eve dinner held in the mould of the Iguanodon. (Mary Evans / Natural History Museum. London} THE DESIGNERS fig. 3 Richard Owen with the skeleton of a Moa, an extinct flightless bird whose existence he deduced from a single bone. (The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London} fig. 4 Irish Elk skeleton from Owen's 1846 book A History of British Fossil Mammals, and Birds. (Biodiversity Heritage Library) RICHARD OWEN (1804-1892) Zoologist and anatomist Richard Owen acted as scientific advisor to the sculptor of the Crystal Palace animal models. One of the best-known British scientists of the time, Owen had earlier coined the term 'dinosaur' to scientifically classify three extinct giant reptiles Hylaeosaurus, Iguanodon and Megalosaurus - which are all represented on this site. He also developed much of the basic science that informed the models. Publicity of the time attributed the design of the sculptures to Owen, but it is likely he only commented once the first prototypes had been produced.
    Location: Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, Geological strata bridge, London, SE19 2BB, United Kingdom

  2. In loving memory of my mum Teresa Daniel who lived her best life when spending time here at this park with her farmily 20th August 1954 - 4th March 2020
    Location: Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, Geological strata bridge, London, SE20 8DX, United Kingdom

  3. Bodil Anker og Per Klem 2020
    Location: unnamed road, 0274 Oslo, Norway

  4. For godt naboskap i over 70 år Sidsel L 2021
    Location: unnamed road, 0274 Oslo, Norway

  5. Caroline 🖤 Richard 8. juni 2019
    Location: unnamed road, 0274 Oslo, Norway

  6. Karoline & Hero
    Location: unnamed road, 0274 Oslo, Norway

  7. Till min älskade Andrea En benk til å kose seg med en fika og til å hvile fotan på
    Location: unnamed road, 0267 Oslo, Norway

  8. Postpensjonistene i Oslo - 2020.
    Location: unnamed road, 0267 Oslo, Norway

  9. Benken er en gave til Nina og John Hagem Hilsen barn, barnebarn og oldebarn
    Location: unnamed road, 0370 Oslo, Norway

  10. Til minne om alle som har gitt Stiftelsen Organdonasjon
    Location: unnamed road, 0370 Oslo, Norway

  11. Thale + Aksel = sant
    Location: unnamed road, 0370 Oslo, Norway

  12. Til minne om MORMOR og MAMMA Inger Nordbø (f. Kragh) 27.6.1915 - 29.11.2004 Grete Nyborg (f. Nordbø) 11.6.1939 - 14.5.2020
    Location: Monolitveien, 0370 Oslo, Norway

  13. Mamy og Dady's benk 2020
    Location: Monolitveien, 0370 Oslo, Norway

  14. FAMILIEBENKEN VÅR Thomas - Peter - Caroline
    Location: Monolitveien, 0370 Oslo, Norway

  15. Marie Mathilde og Kjell 2020
    Location: Volvat terrasse 16, 0369 Oslo, Norway

  16. Chris 18/6-16. Cigar benken.
    Location: Volvat terrasse 16, 0369 Oslo, Norway

  17. Ellens benk Til vår mor Ellen Ova på hennes 80-årsdag Fra Jørgen og Beate Petersen
    Location: Volvat terrasse 16, 0369 Oslo, Norway

  18. Joker - Turbo - Missy Gitt av Ellen Treu 2011
    Location: The Family, Fridtjof Nansens vei, 0369 Oslo, Norway

  19. Do good deeds, Speak good words, Think good thoughts 佛光 BLIA
    Location: Sinnataggen, Halvdan Svartes gate, 0267 Oslo, Norway

  20. 做好事 说好话 存好心 1佛光 BLIA
    Location: Sinnataggen, Halvdan Svartes gate, 0267 Oslo, Norway