Friday, August 26, 2016

Cold war cartography

One of these is, perhaps, Mount Kailash! They are part of the Unisphere, the lasting monument of the 1964 New York World's Fair held in Corona Park, Queens - a place I confess it's taken me this long to finally go see.
But speaking of seeing, you know what you can't see? China. In fact the globe seems so positioned than the then communist world all but disappears - except as a blotchy negative across the open Pacific...

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