The first air show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. September 30th, 1909. Photographed in Autochrome Lumière by Léon Gimpel.
I never understood how modern things like this pale in comparison to how they did it up back in the early 1900’s. Between this and the World’s Fair, there are two too many grand events that I really wish I had been alive for.
Trams stopping in front of the Pavilion of Machines (La Galerie des Machines), an exhibition hall constructed for the Exposition universelle de Paris in 1889 by Charles-Louis Ferdinand Dutert. It was demolished in 1909. Note the “new” Eiffel Tower in the background.