The Paris meridian is a meridian line running through the Paris Observatory in Paris, France—now longitude 2°20′14.03″ east. It was a long-standing rival to the Greenwich meridian as the prime meridian of the world, as was the Antwerp meridian in Antwerp, Belgium.
Famous quotes containing the words paris and/or meridian:
“The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry.”
—Ernest Gellner (b. 1925)
Hale dead and deathless do the women of the hill
Love for ever meridian through the courters trees
And the daughters of darkness flame like Fawkes fires still.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)