Today is a very special day here in Seattle...April 21 is the 50th anniversary of opening day of the
Century 21 Exposition aka The Seattle World's Fair!
Which also means
it's the Space Needle's (or the "Space Cage" as was it's original name back then!)
|Marilyn made this and yes I am going to make one for myself...someday!|
(and put that damn calculator away...yes, I am 2 years older than the Space Needle!).What an exciting even that must have been, with five main display areas: The World of Tomorrow, The World of Science, The World of Commerce & Industry, TheWorld of Art & The World of Entertainment. So many things in the World of Tomorrow were seen for the very first time anywhere and they were just simply "out of this world" (yeah, I'm on a roll, huh?), like the Bubbleator & Monorail.
Lots of celebs and important people attended the fair during it's 6 months of festivities,even Elvis, who filmed "It Happened at the World's Fair", well, right there at the Worlds Fair!
(I attended the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee, when I was 23 yrs. old and it was fascinating! The highlight was getting to see a Panda bear from China!) Of course this anniversary has been the big deal around Seattle for weeks now, and this weekend there is a big celebratory event at Seattle Center to honor the memory of one of Seattle's finest moments.
The Needle's "roof" even got a new coat of the original paint color this week: GALAXY GOLD! I haven't gotten to see it yet but Jeff took a "drive by shot" for me on his way to work this morning...
|no, i don't think IT is leaning to the left, there must have been a dip in the road when he took the pic...|
while DRIVING! Wonder where he got THAT bad habit...?!
|photo by me|
There is so much more interesting information, facts and trivia about the Needle and the Fair, and it seems everytime I read another article on their history, I learn something new!
It's an exciting and happy day here in The Emerald City and I just wanted to share our city's SMILE with you!
|at last years Solstice parade! photo by me|
Have a wonderful day!
Happy Me (I'd be HAPPIER if I were THERE!)-Laurie Z!