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Many of the exposition structures still remain, including the National Palace (now the National Art Museum of Catalonia) and the Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village). The Olympic Stadium was constructed for the 1929 exposition in hopes that Barcelona would host the 1936 Olympic Games....but lost the honor to Berlin. The stadium was finally used for its intended purpose during the 1992 Olympics. One of the more popular attractions remaining from the exposition is the "Fuente Magica" (Magic Fountain) with its evening shows consisting of synchronized fountain-jets, colored lighting and music.... Current images of the former exposition site in Montjuic Park....
Stereoscopic image from the 1885-1886 North, Central and South American Exposition....successor to the 1884-85 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. The fair opened in November of 1885 and closed in April of 1886....a financial failure! Edward L. Wilson (Centennial Photographic Co.) obtained exclusive rights to produce stereoviews and other photographic images for the 1884-85 exposition; while local New Orleans photographer, George Francois Mugnier, produced the photographic images during 1885-86. Images from the 1885-86 exposition are extremely rare! The exposition's 33-acre Main Building is seen at the left, and the 14-acre States Exhibits Building is visible beyond the trees in the background. The asphalt walkway to the right is bordered by crushed shell, concealing drainage ditches dug to carry off rainwater during unpredictable downpours.
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I know this is a site dedicated to world's fairs, but is there a place for specific city expositions and fairs (I'm not talking about current things like the Ohio State Fair, but at least the larger, older ones)? For instance, I'm from Cincinnati, and our town had numerous Industrial Expositions around the late-19th & early-20th c. See here: http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/napc99/OMIExhibit/OMIExhibitContactSheet.html http://www.cincinnativiews.net/expositions.htm Other people might not be interested in these types of expositions, but if there's a place for it on this site, please direct me. Thanks, Matt