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Things you would secretly like to do in Crystal Palace


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#1 ChewderOde

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 11:06 AM

(1) I'd like to creep onto platforms 3 & 4 at night and stick "Twinned with Stratford" on all of the "Crystal Palace" Station banners (2) Go up and down Westow Hill on a saturday night pressing my face up against the windows of all of the restaurants and stare in for a disturbingly long time (3) get on the mic in Sainsburys and call out "Can Osama bin laden come to the fiish counter, thats Osama to fish counter, thank you" (4) tell the bloke on the sax outside Sainsburys to play something other than Summertime (5) sit in the refernece section of UN Library in full gorilla suit for a couple of hours

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:39 AM

Scale the transmittor mast and decorate it with Christmas lights - with a fairy on the very top

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:20 PM

Go to a rooftop party with a view over London, and another one with a view over the south.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

Paint the town red, literally.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:31 AM

Go to a rooftop party with a view over London

Go for it Ziwa! Height is CP's USP after all.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:45 AM

I'd like to put on a horses head and stand in the Information booth at the bus terminus along the parade, preferably without the obligatory flourescent yellow jacket

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:01 PM

1) change the sign of Iceland with an "Waitrose" one
2) paint the town Pink ... literally
3) put a big rainbow flag from one TV mast to the other

..... generally just camp the place up

Edited by LSPE, 19 November 2008 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:32 PM

I'd like to be able to go into the farm at Crystal Palace farm and pet the animals...I know it's a working farm not a petting zoo...but I'd love to be able to give a rabbit or a guinea pig a cuddle every once in a while, until I get my own house/work-life balance ship shape enough that I can take on a pet myself...

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:55 PM

Make the one way system run anti-clockwise on alternate days

Remove the billboard at the end of Church Road and plant some flowers in its place

Create a new borough with CP in the centre, so it doesn't have to deal with 5 boroughs just to get a light bulb changed

Oh, and how about Christmas lights put up in good time, including the Central Hill area, without putting a begging cap in front of the local traders

A rooftop restaurant and bar with discounts for VN members

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:03 PM

I'd like to ski down Anerley Hill. And I'd like to use the old main entrance for CP station.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:24 PM

blow up the cp sports centre so they will have to rebuild it !
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:55 PM

reinstate the motor racing around the park just for a day and the sound will take me back 40 years - then I lived in Anerley and could hear the cars zooming round and around, and often it was a spring time bank holiday I think - happy days

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:20 PM

Start a local custom of taking walks around the streets after dinner every night, like they do in Spain and Italy. Imagine how nice the atmosphere would be!

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:46 PM

Kiss the girls and make them cry
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:14 PM

Put up-escalators on all the hills, I'm more than happy to walk back down!

And I second the idea of a rooftop restaurant...