Friday, January 29, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Another image of the Science Pavilion arches all lit up nice and pretty.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The second image is of the wonderful International Fountain at night. Since the earliest World's Fairs there have been wonderful fountains. This kind of reminds me of the dancing waters from the Disneyland Hotel.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The second image is from a new film strip which features the fair at night. The first view is an overall view of the Fairgrounds.
Monday, January 25, 2016
A World's Fair must include international exhibits and in Seattle several small countries who could not afford to build a stand alone structure were put into an international mall. This concept sounds fun as a visitor would be able to visit many varied exhibits in a short time. I assume the skyway was a Von Roll design.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The second image is an overhead view of Gayway 21, named after the theme of the fair which was billed as the Century 21 Fair. Some nice rides with lots of color and lights. I am sure this area was spectacular at night.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The second image features a soaring A Frame structure. The A Frame style of building was revived in the mid-Century modern time period, with many commercial buildings featuring the soaring roof line. Several theme parks used this style of building for entrance buildings, notably the entrance to Sea World.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The second image at first glance was just ho-hum...I liked the fence in the background and that was about it. I scanned the image and lo and behold there is the Eli Hedley tiki in the background. It appears the tiki was moved from the front part of Adventureland near the entrance to a location near Swiss Family Treehouse. I believe this location is where Indiana Jones is now located.
Monday, January 18, 2016
When I first saw the second image, I thought it may be of the Tahitian Terrace, but looking at the image, I do not think so. The restaurant is on stilts over water where the Tahitian Terrace is a solid wall. The fence the lady is standing next does not look like Disneyland as well. It may have been a restaurant at Marineland or even Sea World being over the water. Any guesses out there for location?
Friday, January 15, 2016
I also wanted to finish the series I have been doing on the Space Needle in Seattle Washington. The images are somewhat self explanatory. The images actually come from a series of strips with slides for a viewer showing the Seattle World's Fair. I presume the strips and viewer were sold as a souvenir at the fair.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Here is a view that diners would see during lunch and dinner.
I was not able to blog the last couple of days as the newest member of the Stuff From the Park team was born on Friday. My little son Logan Masaru came into the world at 8:08 AM and weighed 5 pounds and measured 19.25 inches. Now to start him on collecting....
Thursday, January 07, 2016
The second image shows the golden elevators used to transport guests to the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The second image is of Knott's Berry Farm Gold Panning area. Now a lost part of the park, this was a must see and do for many families including mine when we visited Knott's. This is a great view of the attraction. I hope the two boys found some gold while panning.
The last image is of a shopping extravaganza at Indian Village in Disneyland. The aunt looks like they recently purchased a Mexican tooled leather purse from El Zocala, the boy in the stroller has a Keppy Kap (and look at the graphic on the side of the stroller with Tinkerbell and Disneyland) and the girl is holding a large ticket book. For sale are feather bonnets, belts, teepees, drums and other lovely souvenirs.
Monday, January 04, 2016
Friday, January 01, 2016