Monday, 28 January 2013

World Fairs in the Victorian Era

During the Victorian Era the thought of exploration was very sought after and written about a lot in newspapers. This was most likely due to the expansion of the British Empire to more countries overseas which was vital for trading. The British were very keen to celebrate the diversity and richness of the empire so any excuse to show their successes would be attempted.

'The Great Exhibition' of 1851 was the very first world fair which celebrated the British Empire.

The Victorians were also keen on celebrating people who developed the empire such as those who founded technological advancements.
This would be similar for anyone else who achieved something huge which was done first in Britain including explorers...

Because I want to great a very filmic digital set of 'Around the World in 80 Days' I want something that I can add a bit of wow factor to. It felt like there was something missing with the direction I was going and I wasn't sure which environment was more likely to allow me this wow factor. However, the question arose... what would happen to Phileas Fogg's success?

Wouldn't he be celebrated for travelling around the world in 80 days?

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