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Monday, April 23, 2012

Our World!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/
This has been a big weekend in Seattle, kicking off the 6 month celebration commemorating,  the 50th
Anniversary  of the 1962 World’s Fair and the Space Needle!  The photos are mine, taken from a seaplane during a birthday flight several years ago from my son Adam. It was awesome!!  The history here is a portion from an article written by Seattle Times staff reporter, Nancy Bartly.
"With the haunting notes of a Native America flute, the flying feet of a Filipino drill team and the strains of the Seattle Men's Chorus, Seattle Center on Saturday launched into the first day of a six-month celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair.
Five decades ago, Seattle took a step toward diversity. It was two years before the Civil Rights Act and the fair hosted 27 nations and invited local ethnic groups to show off their best.
The Seattle we know today is the fair's legacy, said Saturday's speakers. "In 1962, Seattle wanted to seize the future and the fair reflected it," said Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.
The fair was the beginning of the Chinese Community Drill Team, now a staple at many Seattle events, and well known for their dazzling gold-gilded, cardinal costumes.
Performing 50 years later was special for the team, said Sofia Price: "It's coming full circle."

40 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wonderful pictures! And how cool that the celebrations are all about sharing different ethnic perspectives.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy celebrations Sylvia, your aerial images are fantastic, Seattle looks fantastic from above!

Martha Z said...

I didn't go to the Fair but I do remember the hoop-law about the space needle.

Mama Zen said...

Spectacular pictures!

Jenn Jilks said...

A beautiful world, indeed!
Respect wildlife!

Carver said...

Great post Sylvia and the shots you took are so good! I didn't go to this fair but some of my best childhood memories are from the New York World's Fair in 1965.

Gary said...

That header is great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful aerial view of the city. I liked new look of your blog.

Joe Todd said...

Neat header and post/photos..but makes me feel a little old LOL

aka Penelope said...

I sure like the new look of your blog, Sylvia. The header gave me a start and then a laugh. How great to get a plane ride over the beautiful city of Seattle for a gift. Now that IS a good son. :)

Mar said...

Fantastic pictures, what a nice bday flight!
Our World Tuesday

Randi said...

What a stunning view from above! Love your new header!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! I cannot believe the Space Needle is 50 already!

Birgitta - FOTO grafi said...

How interesting and awesome shots too Sylvia!
Have a great week

Snap said...

What fun! Seems just like yesterday that the needle was built! Seattle ... one of my favorite places.

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a progressive city.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you very much for this wonderful journey and pictures. Please have a good Tuesday.


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Tracy said...

Sylvia, Beautiful...I would love to travel to Seattle but not sure I'll ever get there with it all the way on the west coast but seeing pictures certainly helps!

NixBlog said...

Great post, Sylvia, with wonderful photos. We so enjoyed our visit to Seattle and the Space Needle was amazing! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Sylvia! Can't believe it's been that long since the Expo and Space Needle etc...... I actually remember when you posted about that wonderful trip/gift from your son! Thanks for including the great article along with your wonderful pictures.

Al said...

Oh that's awesome, Sylvia - I'd love to take a flight like that! Great shots, I've never seen the Needle from an angle like that and probably never will. Have a wonderful week!

magiceye said...

beautifully captured!!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this fabulous view of your city!

Indrani said...

Wow! grand views. Never knew of Space Needle.

Cher said...

this post reminds me of "sleepless in Seatle".
have a great Tuesday, Sylvia!

forgetmenot said...

Great shots of Seattle and the Space Needle--quite a structure! Enjoy the celebration--it sounds like there will be many interesting and "fun" events going on for the next six months. Mickie :)

Dianne said...

Wonderful to see the city from this height. Have a wonderful week Sylvia xx

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful and inspiring! A historic event is being celebrated all over again!

Leovi said...

Excellent photos, from childhood I loved the great views from above. Greetings.

Cezar and Léia said...

Seattle looks a beautiful and huge city there, I would love visiting this place someday!
The first picture is outstanding!
hugs
Léia

This is Belgium said...

how wonderful seattle looks !
and what a birthday celebration your son had ! wow
anni

Jo said...

A six-month celebration is what this innovative fair (at the time in 1962) deserves. Hope you're having a great week. BTW I love your uncanny likeness to ole Queenie, lol! Greetings Jo

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful header with this magnificent tiger! Happy anniversary in Seattle! Why am I thinking of that movie Sleepless in Seattle?
Thanks for sharing your lovely posts and for your kind comment.
I wish you too a very happy week, Sylvia!

Betty Manousos said...

happy anniversary in seatle.
what a spectacular!
it looks great from above!

gorgeous shots!

Team G Square said...

Incredible captures ..

Arti said...

Wonderful captures as always Sylvia. Always love those shots taken from the sky, give a very different perspective from our usual pics.
Have a nice week ahead:)

Gattina said...

The pictures are spectacular !!

George said...

Your photos are amazingly beautiful. It's hard to believe that the Space Needle is 50 years old.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What photos, I bet the ride was thrilling.

I can't believe that it has been 50 years since the Seattle World's Fair.

Pam said...

Seattle has always been a town ahead of its time. Just look at the magnificence of the 50 year old Space Needle.

Hugs and smiles, Sylvia.

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