Tuesday, October 04, 2016
I really needed to scan some more non-Disney slides, so I dragged out my box of World's Fair images. Don't think "steamer trunk", think "Triscuit box".
This particular July day was gray and cloudy, though not as mungy as it could have been. Let's start with this view, taken by our photographer upon leaving the train station and entering the park through the Main Gate. RCA had a primo spot, right there. Go see yourself on a color television! Little did those 1964 audiences know, but in 2016 every human being has his/her own television program.
Beyond the giant "moonberry" (a "Brass Rail" eatery) is the shallow dome of World's Fair Pavilion, while the white pylons visible above the RCA sign are part of the Nation Cash Register Pavilion. "I'd like three cash registers - full, if you please".
There's a closer look at that crazy - um - thing in front of the RCA building (I love that old-fashioned logo, btw). Just passing was is one of the Greyhound Trams, with the Unisphere in the distance. Fun fact: when you see a man wearing a fez, it is good luck to go up and rub his belly! Try it, you'll be surprised at the results.
And lastly, because this wasn't the most incredible set of photos ever, we get a good look at the ubiquitous Unisphere, made entirely out of paper clips and gum. What an achievement, and a testament to what humans are capable of when they put their minds to a noble purpose!
The smart people in this picture are wearing comfortable walking shoes, preferably Chuck Taylors.