Just Glorious

Entrance to the Transportation Building
As you can see I’m still reveling in the beauty and glory of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair thanks to Erik Larson‘s Devil in the White City.

Transportation Building

Liberal Arts Building

Source: Field Museum’s Flickr page


Art from the 1893 World’s Fair

Like Venice

I just finished reading Erik Larson‘s The Devil in the White City, the 2003 book that pairs the building of a dream, The 1893 Colombian Exposition with the nightmare of serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes crimes. Spurred by Larson’s impeccable research and description of the era I decided to dig around myself and found some images of the fair.

The First Ferris Wheel

People thought it would topple over or wind would cause disaster.

I wish I’d been there

I’ll add more tomorrow. “Make no little plans, Mr. Burnham, indeed.”


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