Looking at the current Paris-cramped, noisy, dirty – it is difficult to imagine that once it was like a village, where women sold flowers from carts, vehicles were harnessed by horses and the passage Through the place de La Concorde was free/
The Alexander III bridge was named after the Russian Tsar and symbolized the friendship of the two States. With a width of 40 m, it was the largest bridge in Paris in the 19th century. Behind it you can see the Invalides Palace, which was built by order of Louis XIV in honor of war veterans. On the occasion of the world's fair, exhibition pavilions dedicated to the achievements of art and industry were placed along it.
The second most popular attraction in Paris after the Eiffel tower was the globe of the world 's fair (Globe Céleste). It was a 45- meter- diameter globe where visitors went to rest for a while and admire the image of the Solar system painted inside. The globe was supported on a pedestal with four columns, between which were stairs and elevators.