expoboy

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  1. These are by far the best pictures I've seen of Madame Tussaud's. It almost, but not quite, makes me think I would have spent the money for admission.
  2. What are the "crazy mirrors"??
  3. Hi-balls, 90¢. I'll take a couple. Great pictures, thanks for posting.
  4. I've never quite understood the connection between these model villages and Ford.
  5. blueexpo, what time of year did you attend Expo 2015? I went the second week and experienced as you did; most pavilions you could just walk right in. I had friends who visited later and said it was quite different.
  6. I agree. The more RalphQuinn posts, the better!!
  7. I hope they included some film for that Polaroid Land camera.
  8. I wonder if the room dedicated to Anita Bryant was painted orange? ;-)
  9. The woman sitting on the sofa wearing the blue jacket resembles Judy Garland.
  10. I hope these booths were air conditioned.
  11. icedstitch, the reason for Eastern's limited route structure had to do with airline regulations in place until 1978. The industry was heavily regulated by the long defunct Civil Aeronautics Board. Everything from route awards, fares, inflight service, reservations systems, etc., was strictly controlled by the government. Airlines were not allowed to fail. If an airline faced severe financial difficulty and/or bankruptcy, the CAB encouraged or even forced mergers. The acquisition of Northeast Airlines by Delta Air Lines in 1972 was a prime example of such an "arranged marriage." If you look at the route maps of the three existing predominate carriers, American, Delta and United, in the late 60s and early 70s, their reach was very limited compared to today. Basically, the CAB purposely limited the operations of airlines to particular geographic regions to maintain a financially healthy and, as it was viewed at the time, safe industry. It was only during the years leading up to deregulation that the CAB granted route authority to carriers that fell outside their traditional reach. An example was Western Airlines being awarded LAX-MIA service in the mid-70s. With the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, airlines were free to enter and exit domestic routes at will and fares were determined by free market competition.
  12. Ralph, these are wonderful! This type of feature has been sorely missing from the last several world expos. What type/brand of equipment were you using when you took these shots?
  13. It sort of reminds me of the Norway Pavilion at Expo 2010. I think its purpose was the same as The Pavilion that Bill mentioned; an assembly hall and venue for smaller events like concerts and the Olympic trials.