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"[...] It is a wonderful place – vast, strange, new and impossible to describe. Its grandeur does not consist in one thing, but in the unique assemblage of all things. Whatever human industry has created you find there, from the great compartments filled with railway engines and boilers, with mill machinery in full work, with splendid carriages of all kinds, with harness of every description, to the glass-covered and velvet-spread stands loaded with the most gorgeous work of the goldsmith and silversmith, and the carefully guarded caskets full of real diamonds and pearls worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. [...]"
— Charlotte Brontë on her second visit to the Great Exhbition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace

Cover: Dickinson’s Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851

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3 comments on 1851

I don't remember if I've left a similar comment before, but I just want to say I love all your historical/period drama themed playlists! They are not just beautiful and relaxing, but also capture the atmosphere of passed eras so perfectly. Thank you for making these playlists and letting us hear such beautiful music!

@Lysanndrê it is great to receive such a compliment! Finding the right atmosphere (at least "right" f or me) is something I definitely I care about when making these playlists and I'm glad when people can connect to that.

I apologise if you can't listen to all 20 tracks I included in this mixtape. For some reason 8tracks likes to randomly eat songs sometimes. Not the first time it happens, sadly.