Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Over the years I have shared quite a few pictures of Eastman Kodak's wonderful World's Fair pavilion (today's pix are from October 1964), but the building was such an interesting design that I never get tired of it.
The giant photographs atop the building were a popular attraction, and were changed out regularly. They look like backlit transparencies, but were actually regular (albeit very large) photos, printed out in long strips that were then carefully mounted as to appear seamless. Powerful lights made them look so brilliant, even in the daytime.
Here's another view of the giant "flash cube", seen though a hole in the wavy "moon roof". Water spraying down from up there fell into a pool below, festooned with sculptures that looked like giant dandelion puffs. You'll see some nice pictures of those someday.
I like this photo of a Fair visitor, looking fashionable and New York-y! Her scarf and coat indicate that it was a chilly October day. But at least she had bright sunshine and blue skies. The spires behind her remind me of a Martian city one might have seen on the cover of a 1960's Sci-fi novel.
And here's a look at the view from the moon roof, with a selection of some of the fanciful structures to be seen throughout the fairgrounds. Again, I can't help thinking that this is a city on another planet!