Mysterious Trains in Frankfurt, Germany
The holiday season is all about unexpected gifts. It appears that Frankfurt, Germany is giving quite the enigmatic gift to its people. Those who spend a good deal of time on Instagram may know what I'm talking about. Yes, Germans are taking pictures of trains going through the city filled to the brim with illuminated globes! These beautiful and unexplained rails are circling Frankfurt at night, spreading joy along with light. The globes are a great way to get into the holiday spirit. With their warm illumination and beautiful designs, world globes are inviting and radiant in any room they are displayed in. Gift the gift of geography and design with the beautiful Columbus globes on our site. Every model is available at a 10% discount for the month of December. Simply use the coupon code HOLIDAY2014 at check out to pick up one of these handcrafted, German engineered beauties for yourself. They make great gifts, and just like the globe train in Frankfurt, are sure to bring joy and warmth to whoever receives it for the holidays! Credit to Kedivekitap of Instagram for the photo.
The Columbus Sigmaringen 13 Inch Illuminated Desktop Globe houses the DUORAMA map on a stylish stainless steel base. The flat and narrow half-meridian frames the blue ocean world with its slight, minimal design. The DUORAMA map of the Sigmaringen exhibits an abundance of geographic information. With the world globe's light off, the organic colors of the planet's landmasses and oceans are body displayed. Illuminate the desktop globe and watch as the earth's political divisions come to the forefront over the relief shading of the relief map. The country borders add to the beauty of the rich physical map as the Columbus globe comes to live with light. Despite the modern flair of the desktop globe's DUORAMA map, the model was constructed by hand. The map was cut and laid on the sphere by hand. Bask in the refined German engineering and artisanal craftsmanship of the Columbus Sigmaringen 13 Inch Illuminated Desktop Globe. This sleekly designed world globe is destined to enchant whichever lucky fellow receives this gift over the holidays for a lifetime to come.
The Columbus Marco Polo 13 Inch Illuminated Desktop Globe is packed with richly detailed cartographical splendor! Besides the vertical sturdy plastic meridian, which has latitudinal degree markings, a horizontal meridian bisects the globe and features a notch for each of the day's 24 hours. The desktop globe's illumination only covers half of the model at a time, representing the half of the globe that is in daytime and the half in night at any given point of the day. At the base of the stand there is a dial that has a notch for every day of the year. By turning the dial, the globe replicates the earth's yearly orbit around the sun. A bright spot on the globe represents the sun, and as the dial turns, it alternates from the Topic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun's relation to the earth, along with other astronomical information, is legible on Marco Polo. In addition to the wealth of astronomical value, the Columbus Marco Polo 13 Inch Illuminated Desktop Globe features a physical map that also has political features, addition to its geographical merit. The Marco Polo is the most information abundant globe on the market, making it an indispensable educational tool for both the young and old! This globe is the perfect gift for anybody hungry for knowledge, and who shares a passion for the world.
The large and handsome Columbus Vienna 16 Inch Illuminated Desktop Globe impresses with its breathtaking design and dramatic size! The 16 inch world globe reaches 20 inches high upon its high gloss brass colored base. The Vienna features a beautiful ROYAL map. The antique-ocean political map is enhanced by the multihued patchwork of continents. With a plethora of place names, shipping lanes, water currents and other cartographical details on the map, it also transforms from political to physical when illuminated. With the world globe's vibrant light on, the physical details of the planet are highlighted through detailed shading. The acrylic sphere features a map that was manually cut and applied to the desktop globe by trained craftspeople. Columbus, which has been around for over a century, has perfected its technique of hand crafting globes. They remain one of the only manufacturer's that still relies on artisans to manufacture these stunning illuminated world globes by hand. The Columbus Vienna 16 Inch Illuminated Desktop Globe is a superb model that thrills with its classic style and exquisite follow through. This tasteful gift is bound to create an exciting exclamation from whoever receives this extravagant world globe for the holidays!