“How Do You See the World” is a montage of photos – a global portrait of faces from the pages of The Christian Science Monitor. It welcomes you to a new experience at the Christian Science Plaza. offering stories and experiences that explore progress and possibilities throughout the world as you consider your own place in it. 

Three different exhibits connect you to positive change flowing out of the inspired actions of everyday people in countries and cultures globally, including Boston’s iconic Mapparium™ experience. 

The three-story Mapparium globe shows the world at one moment in time – 1935. A short narration lets you consider the world before World War II from an entirely different perspective – from the inside of the world looking out.

The Mapparium was designed to allow the countries of the world to be viewed in accurate geographical relationship to each other, hence the design of the Mapparium—a mirror-image, concave reversal of the Earth, viewed from within. This is the only configuration that places the eye at the same distance from every point on the globe.

The Mapparium is so large, and you can see so much of it at once (because it’s concave instead of convex), that you can really get an idea of relative sizes and distances. For example, you can see why a plane from London to San Francisco flies over Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. You also notice just how far north the United States, Europe, and Asia are. Standing at the equator, you really have to strain your neck to see them.

According to tripadvisor.com; en.wikipedia.org. Source of photos: internet