Thursday, June 29, 2017

Expo 67 - Île Notre Dame

Dad at some point either owned or borrowed a 2x3 film camera, as this shot is scanned from a 2x3 negative. I think it's borrowed because all the 2x3 negatives in his collection seem to in quick bursts -- a quick bunch of photos at one event, then none, then a quick bunch there. We can only find six 2x3 Expo negatives in the collection, all taken at the same time and at more or less the same place. This one is a wide view of Île Notre Dame, the Canadian Pavilion on the right, to the tower of the British Pavilion on the left. IMG_0003

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Expo 67 - La Ronde 1

My favourite place at Expo? Well, duh. Every four year-old's favourite place, La Ronde, the amusement park area. Here I am riding a water ride.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Expo 67 - Hovercraft

The Expo Hovercraft. Why there was an Expo hovercraft, I'm not sure. But I remember lining up and going for a ride in it. IMG_9984(2)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Expo 67 - Panorama

I took a couple of dad's old Expo photos and made a panorama. We visted the Expo site at least once at night. I remember distinctly because we were riding around on one of the little monorails as it was getting dark and it suddenly stopped while were traveling out over the water. We had a long wait in the cool evening air before the monorail system was restarted. Untitled_Panorama2

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Expo 67 - Shoreline

So this is...I think...from the south shore of Île Sainte-Hélèn looking across towards the rest of the Expo site on Île Notre Dame. You can clearly see the inverted pyramid of the Canadian Pavilion, the tower of the British Pavilion, and what I believe is also the Man the Producer Pavilion. Off at the far left is the Soviet Pavilion. This appeared to be a favourite place for Dad to take his photos from, as quite a few of his shots are from this vantage point. IMG_0052