Unusual Globe

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Unusual Globe

Postby adhiluhur » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:11 pm

I've read an article about a quite interesting globe.
In London, on 19th Century there was a full representative of the Earth, including all the land masses, the sea, mountains, rivers, all interior surface built to scale.
The globe was 18 m in diameter.
The interesting part was public need to go INSIDE the globe to view the surface of earth. The globe was hollow and contained a staircase and elevated platforms to climb.
Unfortunately, it was taken down ten years later.

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Isn't it a brilliant thing to built again?

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