Saturday, February 11, 2017
Here are four more scans of vintage slides from the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels!
The first image shows an empty Von Roll Sky Ride bucket passing the U.S.A. pavilion to our right, and the massive U.S.S.R. pavilion in the background. This Sky Ride eventually wound up in now-defunct Lakeland amusement park in Tennessee (of all places).
Notice the Canada pavilion in the distance...
Here it is, close up! I like the very modern design of many of the pavilions, as if the architects were making a conscious decision to cast off pre-war aesthetics. Check out the guys way up in the top right! What the heck are they doing up there? I love the motor scooter (or is it an actual motorcycle?) adapted to move visitors around the Expo. Very European!
Here's just a random shot of people at the Expo; the ladies loved their bright colors and patterns!
And finally, here's a photo of the Thai pavilion, resembling a typical ornate temple. Notice the asymmetrical star logos in the background.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to the 1958 Expo in Brussels!