April 19, 2012 by Rogan Tinsley Leave a comment Should you ever wonder why it was called La Belle Époque, please refer to the above picture. Via tamburina: The first air show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. September 30th, 1909. Photographed in Autochrome Lumière by Léon Gimpel. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Author: Rogan Tinsley Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.