Thursday, September 21, 2017

Expo 67 - Fountains

Just what it says. Fountains. I'm thinking this shot was taken from one of the mini-monorails. I remember we were at Expo one evening and were riding one of them out over the water....when it stopped. We were stuck. I'm not sure how long we were stuck over the river. It was probably only minutes, but I recall it seemed liked hours. All's well that ends well, the monorail started up again and we disembarked at the next station.
Expo 1967 (23)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Expo 67 - La Ronde 4

Clearly, I was born to be a train engineer. Dad took this photo of me tearing down the track at La Ronde. This appears to be the same ride as the one I was on in the August 17 photo I posted. Clearly, it was a favourite of mine. Expo 1967 (6)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Expo 67 - British Pavilion 2

Here's another angle of the British Pavilion as the Expo train zips along beside it. Expo 1967 (7)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Expo 67 - Algerian Pavilion

This photo is starting to convince me that maybe some of my dad's Expo 67 photos weren't taken in 1967 at all. Combing through Dad's negatives can be a frustrating experience. Some are recorded meticulously; others are the proverbial negatives in a box.
 The white building in front is the Algerian pavilion. The green things that look like abstract trees is the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry Pavilion, standing in front of the green Toblerone-shaped Steel Pavilion. However, our crack research team (me and Google) has found evidence that the Steel Pavilion had signs along its apex that spelled out "STEEL" in 1967, signs that are noticeably absent in this photo. So perhaps some of his pictures, particularly the colour ones, date from the years after 1967, when the site was run as an exhibition called Man and His World. IMG_0383

You can see the STEEL signs above the pavilion in this photo he took in 1967 (and probably taken from a monorail). IMG_0048

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Expo 67 - La Ronde 3

I loved riding in these cars. I probably would have spent half a day in them if I had my way. I have no idea who's driving the cars. Yes, my parents put me on an amusement park ride with total strangers. Hey, it was the 60s. Expo 1967 (5)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Expo 67 - British Pavilion at Night

Last week's picture was the British Pavilion. This week's picture, the British Pavilion -- at night! Exciting, eh? IMG_0066

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Expo 67 - British Pavilion

Here's a shot of the stately British Pavilion. You can see the Expo train just entering on the left side. I loved riding the trains and the monorails. Dad clearly has some elevation for this picture -- perhaps he was riding a monorail when he took it...? IMG_0382

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Expo 67 - La Ronde 2

Here I am at La Ronde, riding something called....Toonerville? I have no memory of this at all. And what the heck is a Toonerville? It may be a reference to Toonerville Folks, an American newspaper comic strip that ran from 1908 until the mid-1950s. The strip often centered around a trolley called, naturally enough, the Toonerville Trolley. Expo 1967 (3)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Expo 67 - Pavilion of Thailand

The Pavilion of Thailand was clearly one of Dad's favourite Expo subjects. Maybe he liked the funky spires or the little pool with the boat in it. Whatever the reason, it caught his attention. IMG_0381

He photographed it a number of times, and on different trips to Expo. IMG_0062 IMG_0050