Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
took some pics site of 64 worlds fair
Old 06-22-2008, 03:41 AM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,414
took some pics site of 64 worlds fair

this past weekend we hopped over to flushing meadow park the site of the 64 worlds fair for some picture taking. havent been there in a while even though our ny home is 10 minutes away. brought back soooo many memories of the fair even though it was can you believe it 44 years ago. man i was 12

threw in some flowers too we took pics of, couldnt resist

Picasa Web Albums - marilyn - FLUSHING MEAD...
__________________

__________________
mathjak107 is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-22-2008, 07:13 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,792
My brother took me there shortly after I arrived in the US. To me it was mind boggling, and fascinating.
__________________

__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:07 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,035
Thanks for the trip down memory lane .We went there on a class trip !
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
I was there; can't say I remember much of it.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,199
I think I went about 8 times (age 11).

I'd love to go see the views of the future exhibits and compare them with life today. Ditto the revolving theater exhibit for the future.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
lazygood4nothinbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,895
i was 7. i still remember the mechanical dog in the carousel of progress. of course i found a picture on the sometimes questioned but always all-knowing wiki.

also i remember watching the numbers grow on the world population clock. population growth has bugged me ever since.

__________________
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin

"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
lazygood4nothinbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 04:02 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
73ss454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LaLa Land
Posts: 4,378
I still have a picture of DW and I sitting at the edge of the Unisphere from 41 years ago.

As a kid I went one time with my parents, it was about a 10 mile trip from our house.
__________________
73ss454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 04:14 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 802
"Come one come all to Expo 67 Montreal".

I was 24 and had my whole life ahead of me.

Hadn't met Mrs. Zipper yet.

One pavillion was showing some kind of medical operation.

Had been into the Molson Canadian the night before and not eaten much the next day.

My buddy said I dropped like a "sack of potatoes", when the blood and guts came on screen.
__________________
Zipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 04:42 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zipper View Post
"Come one come all to Expo 67 Montreal".

I was 24 and had my whole life ahead of me.

Hadn't met Mrs. Zipper yet.
I went to that one also.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 09:22 PM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zipper View Post
"Come one come all to Expo 67 Montreal".
I went to Expo 67 Montreal (I was 16 at the time), the Nashville World's Fair in 1982 and the New Orleans World Fair in 1984.

I was most impressed by Expo 67 -- the other two seemed sort of "ho hum" in comparison.

Checking wiki List of world's fairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, it appears as though, for whatever reason, some of the more recent world fairs have been canceled. Perhaps the rise in global trade and communications have sort of obviated the 'need' for a worlds fair? Dunno.

omni
__________________
omni550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 08:14 AM   #11
Full time employment: Posting here.
Kronk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Philly 'burbs
Posts: 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by omni550 View Post
I went to Expo 67 Montreal (I was 16 at the time), the Nashville World's Fair in 1982 and the New Orleans World Fair in 1984.
Hey, I went to the 1982 Nashville World's Fair, too. Don't really remember it, though, since I was 8.
__________________
Kronk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 09:12 AM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,199
Quote:
also i remember watching the numbers grow on the world population clock. population growth has bugged me ever since.
Same here. The population clock then was 3.27 billion. It is now 6.7 billion -- doubled. I wonder what the world would be like if we had kept it at 3.27 billion.

It was actually an issue du jour back then, but now few people associate environmental problems or oil shortages with overpopulation.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 08:55 PM   #13
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazygood4nothinbum View Post
i was 7. i still remember the mechanical dog in the carousel of progress. of course i found a picture on the sometimes questioned but always all-knowing wiki.
Funny story about the Carousel of Progress (which is currently at Walt Disney World, BTW). We were in it at WDW, and watched the first segment. The seats started to rotate to the next scene but abruptly stopped. Until they fixed it, since it was on a timer, we got to enjoy the first segment 6 more times!
__________________
gindie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 09:10 PM   #14
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 7,409
1962 - the last living Beatnik(remember them) - a distant cousin from Michigan, up from Frisco, worked the Seattle Worlds Fair in a mask booth - did the eyes/nose area after casting - said it was actually harder than coffee house murals but the pay was more reliable - in his old age is now a retired auto worker and part time preacher.

Did a sketch of me and my dog - I didn't think he was that good.

We did actually go to the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair. Had a friend who got us a sail on a tugatine - aka The Norfolk Rebel before it tied up near the Viking boat on the Mississippi. I loved the Canadian Imax.

heh heh heh -
__________________
unclemick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #15
Full time employment: Posting here.
UncleHoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbus
Posts: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kronk View Post
Hey, I went to the 1982 Nashville World's Fair, too. Don't really remember it, though, since I was 8.
Good reason not to remember much of the 1982 Nashville Worlds Fair. It was held in Knoxville. The Nashville Worlds Fair was in 1897, a little before our time.
__________________
100% retired and working hard at it.
UncleHoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 09:34 PM   #16
Full time employment: Posting here.
Kronk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Philly 'burbs
Posts: 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleHoney View Post
Good reason not to remember much of the 1982 Nashville Worlds Fair. It was held in Knoxville. The Nashville Worlds Fair was in 1897, a little before our time.

Ayup. That'd make me, what, 119? And still not FIREd?
__________________
Kronk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 10:18 PM   #17
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
lazygood4nothinbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,895
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Same here. The population clock then was 3.27 billion. It is now 6.7 billion -- doubled. I wonder what the world would be like if we had kept it at 3.27 billion.

It was actually an issue du jour back then, but now few people associate environmental problems or oil shortages with overpopulation.
i might be wrong but i seem to remember that, maybe not oil specifically, but the environment generally was the issue with overpopulation back then. i was a member of the school environmental club from when i was a little kid. i remember collecting glass to recycle and separating the clear from the colored glass. we used to clean up the garbage from the local creek where we used to catch killies.

"zero population growth" made so much sense to me even then as a little kid. now, it makes it difficult for me to take seriously what i see as futile efforts to save a little oil by driving slower or any of that nonsense. if people really wanted to make a difference into the far future for their children, they'd simply have less of them. but they are too selfish to give that up. and so instead of addressing the real issue, they divert attention to what makes little difference in the overpopulated scheme of things.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gindie View Post
Funny story about the Carousel of Progress (which is currently at Walt Disney World, BTW). We were in it at WDW, and watched the first segment. The seats started to rotate to the next scene but abruptly stopped. Until they fixed it, since it was on a timer, we got to enjoy the first segment 6 more times!
speaking of disney, we once got stuck in the pirates of the caribbean ride right were all the cannons where going off in the water. we made the best of it.
__________________
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin

"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
lazygood4nothinbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #18
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Google Paul Ehrlich, author of "The Population Bomb".
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 04:10 PM   #19
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 524
Nice photos. Thank you for sharing. I grew up nearby and used to take the train to Shea.
__________________
JB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 04:33 PM   #20
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,020
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazygood4nothinbum View Post
speaking of disney, we once got stuck in the pirates of the caribbean ride right were all the cannons where going off in the water. we made the best of it.
Orthogonal to the thread but tangential to this... my little sister (well, she's 22) hates the small world ride. We all went to DW this January and, of course, we all went on the small world ride We were stuck for 10 minutes in the chorus part of the ride, right at the end. I got most of the people in the boats around us to sing along through the wait. It was awesome.
__________________

__________________
Marquette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Worlds first indoor golf course............ Dawg52 Other topics 0 08-14-2006 02:49 PM
The worlds best stock pickers cute fuzzy bunny FIRE and Money 12 01-23-2006 09:10 AM
When Worlds Collide tozz Other topics 23 07-21-2005 09:00 AM
Worlds oldest worker cute fuzzy bunny Other topics 2 04-17-2004 07:13 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:01 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.