Thursday, July 2, 2015

Aerial View of Paris, 1878

This is an incredible Aerial View of Paris, taken in 1878. It was taken from Giffard's Balloon, which we showed yesterday. What an awesome ride this must have been for someone living in the 1870's. As we mentioned yesterday, the balloon appears to have been set up as an amusement park style ride. Anyone with the money for a ride could enjoy the spectacular view shown above.


  1. Great series of photos you are showing! Thanks for posting them!

  2. Photography by Jacques-Henry Giffard - Aerial view of Paris taken from a blimp during the 1878 World Expo