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A new look at the inside-out globe known as the Mapparium

"It's There. Look, it's there!" yelped an Australian voice last June, as an excited visitor crossed the bridge into the illuminated spherical space thousands of people have come to know simply as "the Mapparium," the only one of its kind in the world.

Elizabeth Brittain was enjoying a preview tour of The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity and was incredulous when she tiptoed into the Mapparium and discovered that Lismore—one of the smallest and most easterly towns in Australia—was actually shown on the glass-walled map.

"Lismore is just three hills away from my home in Ocean Shores," she exclaimed. "No wonder I feel so completely at home here. We're recognized."

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