Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I have a batch of stereo slides from the 1962 "Century 21" Expo in Seattle, and today I'm sharing the first few scans. There were a lot of rainy days in Seattle, and those gray skies resulted in some dark images. Still, they're worth a look!
The Space Needle! Even the name is cool. I am still waiting for it to blast off, which it is able to do. Isn't it? The spinning observation deck acts as a stabilizing gyroscope. You know it is true. Flags from each of the 50 states could be found in the Plaza of the States.
A statue of a fierce warrior (did his eyes glow red at night?) stood outside a shop that sold goods from Thailand. The scale of this Fair was considerably smaller than we have seen at the '64 Fair, which adds to the intimate feel. Plastic babushka alert!
I think the photographer was trying to capture the spray of water over at the International Fountain, but the results weren't so great. In the distance, the Hofbrau Haus served up German sausages and beer. To our right (I believe) were more small shops full of trinkets.