1900 Exposition Universelle
Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:46 PM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:53 AM
Eiffel Tower, of course I don't know if it was at the top or not, I know it's very small up there, but I treausre my coin.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:46 PM
There were actually MANY great Paris Expositions... each one of which got progressively larger and grander in scale, leaving many existing architectural remnants and relics in their wake to this day.
The first was the French Industrial Exposition of 1844 (which though perhaps not as impressive, still pre-dated London's Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851 by seven years).
Then came the Exposition Universelle of 1855.
Then came 1867.
Next was 1878.
Followed by 1889 (for which the Eiffel Tower was built).
Then another in 1900.
In 1925, they hosted the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes (which many people consider the birthplace of the Art Deco movement).
Art Deco Expo 1925
There was the Paris Colonial Exposition of 1931.
And finally, the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne of 1937 (which in many ways, like the 1933 Century of Progress Expo in Chicago, was like a dress rehearsal for the great 1939-40 NYWF).
Paris Expo 1937
Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:25 PM
always wondered about the buildings across the river, I believe I saw the same building in the old Edison film though
I do not know what they were or are used for. We were only over there to find the tunnel where Princess Diana
Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:34 PM
There is also a topic on the Diana crash tunnel and how the building of the tunnel related to the 1937 Paris World's Fair.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:54 AM
have put up more barriers so you can't see as much into the tunnels as you probably could before the crash. I still find
it odd the bodyguard survived and he wasn't wearing a seat belt, but then maybe that's just a rumor. It's funny how my
sometimes working ESP, after hearing about Diana immedidately thought someone else young and famous would die
in a crash, didn't know what kind of crash.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:36 AM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:52 AM
The bridge that the tunnel passes under was one of the major entrances to the big Expo in 1937. But the bridge itself was rebuilt and "lowered" in about 1971, which forced them to dig the underpass deeper and make it a "tunnel".
Gee, you sure know a lot about everything. Once you get back home y ou find out what you should have known but I
didn't have the medallion then.
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