Ah, here's a delightful early-20th century slice of retrofuturism for your Friday.
Titled "A Visit to the Opera in the year 2000," this 1902 work of art comes to us from French writer, illustrator and caricaturist Albert Robida (1848-1926). He's rather well known for his futuristic works, so I'll hopefully share more of them in the weeks ahead.
This particular piece provides us with a stunning vision of air travel over Paris, complete with both public and private aircraft, as well as landing stages atop Parisian towers.
I love these and you can definitely see the influence on Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" series.
Let's take a closer look...