Can anyone ID this sculpture?

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That's the Netherlands Pavilion in the background.

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Or this one?

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I just spent twenty minutes going through my copy of the Official Guide and neither of these sculptures is mentioned nor do they appear. There is no mention of the first one in the description of the Netherlands pavilion. I will look through my copy of Remember Expo but I don't believe there is much of a discussion of sculpture.

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PS: I am looking through the Expo Lounge site and but one must go through six or seven years of interesting entries by each month. In anyh event, if on clicks on April, 2006, there is a very interesting discovery. Evidently, a scrapbook belonging to a Ms. Lillian Seymour of Cambridge, MA was found on the street. It contains perhaps forty photography of her September, 1965 trip to the NYWF and her trip with a group of friends to Expo 67. She even has photographs of her stay at Le Diplomate Motel which still exists in Montreal. In any event, there are some VERY remarkable images and unique angles. Lillian certainly saw every bit of each fair and her photographs bring both expositions back to life.

Sorry this is off topic but my search for those sculptures unearthed some wonderful photographs.

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I've seen those scrapbook photos - some fun views for sure. Somebody made a great find.

Thanks for your efforts, Jim.

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One more to try.

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And yet one more!

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One more to try.

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I found this one by coincidence just now on a slide I was scanning. Happily that one was labeld.

"Pioneer Family" by J. Drenters

It was outside the Ontario Pavilion as I suspected based on the granite work.

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Great find! Bill, where are you finding these photographs? None of them appear in the Official Guide and I sure don't remember them.

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These are all in a big backlog of slides I'm working through. I had originally scanned them back in 2009 and am finally getting to the clean up stage. You wouldn't believe how many are in the queue. It's fun spotting some new views as I work through them.

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Finding old photographs is really like going back in time. Also, one has to wonder what became of these sculptures.

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Here's another view of the second sculpture in this thread.

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Evidently it was located near the Greece pavilion. A photographer is busy taking a picture of it, and his photo might reveal the details on the name plate. Unfortunately nothing can be read from this one.

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He, Bill, did you know that a time capsule was buried at Expo 67? Evidently, it was buried near the base of the huge Alexander Calder sculpture, "Man." When the site was altered or renovated or whatever it is they did to the place in the 1980's, the sculpture and the time capsule were relocated to the north side of Ile Ste. Helene. I believe the time capsule is scheduled to be opened in 2067.

Jim

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I had heard about it, but thanks for mentioning it, Jim. Too bad we won't be there for the unveiling!

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One more sculpture that needs a name.

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#5

The picture suffers from a lot of mold issues, but I don't think I have another view of it.

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#7 is a sculpture at the Ontario Pavilion, the artist's name is Belier but I couldn't find the name. #15 was a gift from France by Henri-Georges Adam entitled "Obelisque."

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Can you help me match those numbers to the pictures? I will go and label them with numbers now, should have done that to start.

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#4 is the sculpture at the Ontario Pavilion by Belier; #5 is the gift from France by Henri-Georges Adam entitled "Obelisque."

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Are you able to enlarge it a bit to see what is just directly behind and to the left? That might help to at least locate it.

As for the time capsule, maybe if we had ourselves frozen....

Here is a link to the time capsule information:

http://expo67.ncf.ca/expo_67_time_capsule_p1.html

I hope it works.

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Thanks!

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This is 'Obélisque oblique' from Henri-Georges Adam

Its still there, near the Casino. Its has been restored when they completed the Casino.

Here's two recent views :

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Looks great! Thanks

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How cool is that?! The view if the geodesic dome in the distance is amazing as well.

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By the way, this is a rather large sculpture :

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The visitors are siting at the base of the sculpture! (Photo 1980, during the 'Floralies")

Roger

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It sure is! Is there any way to get a "then and now" view of this site?

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