In the U.S. state of Virginia, there is a private museum Globes Смотрите оригинал материала наhttp://www.1tv.ru/news/world/201818 In the U.S., lives a woman who is not much exaggeration, can call himself a “mistress of the worlds.” It is in the state of Virginia, there is the first and only private museum in […]
Kim Soerenson’s business has been thinking globally for years. Now that she is selling antique globes in downtown Lynchburg, she hopes to help more people think big….
There are trends that come and go—think neon sofas, salmon-colored plastic and drapery panels that weigh more than a wedding dress—and then there are the trends that last forever. Having been around almost as long as the wheel, maps and globes easily infuse a space with a bit of timeless and, should we say, worldly elegance.
I love political history and I think they’re just beautiful scientific instruments,” said Soerensen, showing off her broad assortment of antique and handmade globes.
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CHAT with shopkeepers in Lynchburg, Va., and you’ll probably get an earful on the city’s history. Vendors all seem to know their building’s original function: a blacksmith shop, a Civil War hospital, tobacco storage.
The world looks different in the company of Kim Soerensen — specifically, it’s mounted on a pedestal, in an array of colors, sizes, and materials. Over nine years, Soerensen has acquired thousands of unique globes.
“It’s kinda like Indiana Jones without the excitement,” she said with a smile, gesturing to the shop around her, full of globes of all sizes, from different decades, manufacturers and historical periods. “But how did I get into this? I never planned on it being like this.”