Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Le Globe Celeste

One of the great icons of the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle was the striking image of Le Globe Celeste - the Celestial Globe - against the Eiffel Tower. The cultured student may even notice the abstracted similarity between those and the later Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Unfortunately, of the four structures, only the Eiffel Tower still exists. The Celestial Globe no longer graces the shores of the Seine. Furthermore, because the particular image of the globe against the tower was so picturesque, there is a paucity in anything but that image of it. Here are several examples.

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