Friday, 18 November 2016

Stamps: Globes


I'm not sure why, but I love old maps and globes, like the ones on the stamps above. My husband pointed out that with all the constant political changes, a globe is obsolete the moment it's produced, but there's still something special about a globe that's a few hundred years old. 

I really like celestial globes too, the ones that try to capture the night sky in globe form (despite the fact that it's obviously not a globe). As a slightly more honest representation, the Louvre has a terrestrial globe that was stored in a round case, with the stars and constellations marked on the inside.

I'd love to own a globe like that. :)

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