Karlsruhe, Germany was planned with a palace tower at its center, surrounded by 32 radiating streets. Because the design resembled the ribs of a folding fan, the city is sometimes called the “fan city” or “Fächerstadt.“ Additionally, this city’s urban plan gave rise to the geometry concept of “Karlsruhe Metric” which refers to a measure of distance that assumes travel is only possible along radial streets and along circular avenues around the center.
An Anna Weber of Karlsruhe, Germany embroidered pink muslin dress, the bodice and hem edges with soutache braid and French knots, floss silk edges and faux Alençon lace, satin waist sash. Circa 1910-11. Kerry Taylor Auctions.