Stone monument, sculpted by Laoust. An enormous terrestrial globe with at the front a relief of a Blériot XI, raises from some clouds. Placed on a richly decorated pedestal with texts and a bronze portrait medaillon, circumscribed ingénieur blério, made by Carlier. The pedestal is flanked by two lower pedestal which carried birds (the originals were lost, they were replaced by new ones sculpted by Gernez, which are now seriously damaged), with on the sides the coats of arms of France (a rooster)and Great-Britain.
sa ville natale
de sa traversee
de la Manche
25 juillet 1909
de la presse
subvention de la ville
maire de cambrai
president du conseil
general du nord
(pedestal) l. fortier, architecte sado
a laoust, sculpteur; p. marin, entrepeneur
(medaillon) EJS? Carlier 1910
(birds) g. gernez
- Joseph Carlier (Cambrai 1849 - Paris 1927),
- Gilles Gernez (Cambrai 1966),
- André Louis Laoust (Douai 1843 - 1924),
Sources & Information
Location (N 50°10'24" - E 3°14'26")
Item Code: frnp094; Photograph: 17 October 2017
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