Saturday, February 14, 2009

Panama-Pacific International Expo 1915

This is one of the portraits I've taken of one of my favorite hangouts, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The weather changes quickly there from fog to crystal clarity. It is not the original structure from the 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo, but it feels like it and is a marvel for inspiring lofty thoughts. Sometime I will post more photos, but of course you all probably have your own great photos of this place.

And these are people having a cool portrait taken as a wonderful memory.

And these are from a wonderful little book showing the authentic structures and all the fabulous sculptures and murals and colonnades and courts from the exposition. Expositions are magnificent gestures of dignity and hope and inspiration. The loftiest ideals seem possible and the spirit of creativity and *hard work* comes alive and soars.

Come on people, let's do an expo for the 21st century that will revive our hearts, minds and souls!

There are a bunch of cool images from the book I would love to share on this blog if anyone shows any interest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please - share away! I'm a huge fan of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, would love to see more pics of this one (completely unfamiliar with it)!