Thursday, June 07, 2012
Welcome to the amazing 1964 New York World's Fair!
Here's a terrific photos of one of the giant inflatable "moon berries" (that's what I call 'em, anyway) that could be found scattered about the Fair grounds; I love them because they are so strange and wonderful. Placed atop snack bars (brought to you by The Brass Rail), they could be seen from surprisingly far away. Also, buy a souvenir hat whydontcha.
Did you know that New York is a state, and not just a big city? It's true! They even had their own pavilion. See it HERE! Underneath a colorful canopy you would see a giant terrazzo map of New Yawk. And apparently they had performances there on occasion as well, such as this choir.
The Chrysler pavilion looks like it was a lot of fun... there was more eye-candy than the typical pavilion, and that is saying something. From this angle you can see the giant red "zookeeper" from the Autofare zoo; in the middle is the giant walk-thru engine; and just to the right of that, in the middle of the moat, is the tower that displayed the "flags of many nations".
All of the people sitting on those benches are trying really hard to be inconspicuous as the stern Fair cop walks his beat. You don't want to make him angry. I'm not sure what that structure is behind the cop, but that very square building to the left is the United States pavilion. And we can't ignore the moon berry!