After 3 weeks in the States I am still not out of the habit of walking past buildings with my eye level approx 40cm above ground level looking for benchmarks. However, occasionally I look straight down and find them.
But sometimes the geo goodies are a tad easier to spot. This is the Unisphere out at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
For one moment I had the whole world in my hand. Fortunately I let go before I created havoc.
It's a great globe - with 3d topography.
And today we popped into the New York Public Library to view their Mercator 500 exhibition. It was more of a display cabinet but its small nature was more than compensated by the magnificent map room in which it sat.
My ideal looking bookcase - atlases, globes and framed maps above.
My daughter loved this huge atlas.
A lovely globe.
Fascimiles of his early work.