La Grande Roue de Paris must have been an awe inspiring sight. I look at the antique postcard to the right and wonder how it didn’t topple over. It was so big. This Ferris wheel was built for the Exposition Universelle of 1900 world’s fair in Paris, France and had a then world record diameter of 100 meters. If you didn’t comprehend this Ferris wheel’s size from the diameter, the passenger car’s use as homes for French families in areas devastated by the World War (after demolition in 1920) should help.
This week’s bit of trivia:
Part of the Exposition Universelle of 1900 was the Second Olympic Games. These games marked the first participation by female athletes in the Olympics.
Note: Marie over at The French Factrice blog is hosting Postcard Friendship Fridays. Hop on over to Marie’s and check out all the postcard enthusiasts sharing this week.
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