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About expoboy

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  1. 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.
  2. These were the second version of the restroom signage. The initial ones did not distinguish the male and female figures adequately and lots of embarrassment ensued.
  3. Not to mention immediate access to results and the ability to shift ISO at will.
  4. The exhibit list is particularly interesting. In 1964, most of those companies were unknown to Americans. Now, most of us have several of their products in our homes or garages.
  5. I wonder how much of a premium they charged for the convenience of buying film on the fairgrounds as opposed to buying it elsewhere?
  6. LOL, Jim. I agree. The incredible vista would be evident to even the least talented photographer.
  7. Was there perhaps a Kodak picture spot sign up on the tower?
  8. Watched this on Facebook last night. I could easily have sat through another 2 hours. Fascinating stuff.
  9. I can't even imagine how miserable it must have been standing on that platform in that costume on a hot, muggy August afternoon.
  10. I think he's a time traveller.
  11. Considering how far along the Kodak Pavilion is in early construction photos, I would have thought they would have been one of the very first to sign up. Looking at this map, their site is still subdivided into several smaller plots.
  12. This is what the Official Guide to the Brussels World Exhibition 1958 says about the Venezuela Pavilion: Commissioner General: Mr. Jorge Olavarria de Tezanos-Pinto Architect: Mr. D. Savino Very modern, as is the nation it symbolizes, the Venezuelan pavilion has a harmonious line. In the space of a few minutes the visitor is transported to South America, north of the equator, into that immense country covering an area of one million square kilometers where a young and courageous people live and strive to reach their goal, which is to attain an outstanding position among the nations of the world. Essentially young, bot in mentality and vigor, Venezuela displays the best she has to offer: her architecture, the beauty of her cities, the splendor of her tropical vegetation and her vast industrial, mineral and agriculture riches. The high degree of industrialization which this country has now achieved will no doubt surprise the visitor. He may be interested to know that petroleum-refining was originally Venezuela's principal industrial activity. This activity served as a springboard for the development of other industries, such as gold, manganese, aluminum and iron. In the agricultural sphere, farm mechanization and increased and rationalized breeding, aided by the construction of dams and irrigation systems, have transformed this sector into one of the country's principal assets. Art has found a new form of expression in this country where, with the help of the climate everything flourishes. Some of the warmth and affection of Caracas, the capital which is known as the "City of Eternal Springtime," has been infused into this pavilion.
  13. Unfortunately, those attributions are incorrect. See the picture I posted of the actual Vietnam Pavilion I posted. Also, I attended Expo '70 and am quite certain it is not from that event. The third link is correct. That is the actual Vietnam Pavilion.
  14. Eric, I think this is the same flag that was flown in front of the Vietnam Pavilion at Expo '70. Here is the Vietnam Pavilion at Expo '70. The flag, although not fully unfurled, looks like the ones in the photo above.