Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Today I have three oddball pictures, all taken from the observation deck of the New York State pavilion (226 feet high). This will be especially interesting to you puny humans with your lack of wings.
There's the distinctive white "igloo" of the Alaska pavilion; next to it at the top of the photo is the Westinghouse pavilion, where you could see the time capsule that is supposed to be unearthed in the year 6939. See you then! And that pointy corner in the lower right is part of the Missouri pavilion. Never let it be said that I have forgotten Missouri!
This one is fun because some friendly Fair workers have written a special note at the base of the New York State pavilion, only visible to those on the observation deck. I have no idea what those rectangular things are next to it, they almost look like aluminum window screen frames.
Just to the north you would find the Wisconsin pavilion. The stylized teepee represents the Badger State's Indian heritage. There was a sportsman's show featuring fly-casting and archery demos, and a 17-ton cheese! I'll bet there were little pieces of it missing. I love Wisconsin, having spent much quality time in the town of Oconomowoc, where my great aunt's farm used to be.
FYI, as of this morning I will be out of town for the next few days. There will be new posts in my absence, but it may take me a while to respond to comments.