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kateoplis:

What was once an ash heap in Corona, Queens, became the site of the 1939 World’s Fair. Its avenues, in turn, provided the layout for the 1964 World’s Fair. …A few structures from the fair stand in good condition; others have fallen into disrepair; and still others have been reinvented.

Shea Stadium. Opened five days before the World’s Fair in 1964, it became the home of the New York Mets and the New York Jets. On Aug. 15, 1965, the Beatles played a 30-minute set before 55,000 screaming fans. The stadium was torn down in 2009 and turned into a parking lot; Citi Field, the new home of the Mets, was built next door.

Singer Bowl. An open-air stadium seating 18,000, it was built in 1964 by the Singer Sewing Company. In 1973, it was renamed the Louis Armstrong Memorial Stadium. (Armstrong, in fact, lived only blocks away until his death in 1971.) It was the centerpiece of the U.S.T.A. National Tennis Center when it opened in 1978, and it remained so until 1997, when Arthur Ashe Stadium was built.

Port Authority Heliport. An actual heliport topped the structure; the Beatles landed there on their way to their 1965 concert at Shea. The restaurant at the top, Terrace on the Park, is still open as a catering hall, with views that are said to be more spectacular than the food. When Madonna first came to New York, she lived in Corona and had a job running the elevators there.

New York State Pavilion. Consisting of an oval pavilion, a theater and three spaceship-like towers, the complex was designed by Philip Johnson. Murals that had decorated the outside of the pavilion, including Andy Warhol’s “Thirteen Most Wanted Men,” were painted over before the fair opened.

New York City Pavilion and Ice Theater. Originally built for the 1939 World’s Fair and later used as the home of the United Nations General Assembly, the 1964 pavilion featured a ride around a panoramic model of the city, as well as an ice skating show. It became a museum in 1972, and until 2008 the city operated an ice skating rink in the south end. The museum still houses the panorama.

Hall of Science. The Hall of Science, built for the fair, reopened as a science museum in 1966 and has since undergone several renovations. Nearby, in Space Park, were spacecraft and rockets, donated by NASA and the Defense Department. The Atlas and Titan II rockets remain outside; the Mercury I capsule is in the museum.

Chrysler Pavilion. The Queens Zoo opened on this site in 1968. The zoo’s aviary is the former New York World’s Fair Pavilion (later the Winston Churchill Pavilion), a geodesic dome designed for the fair by R. Buckminster Fuller.

Then & Now The Fair to End All Fairs

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3 days ago on April 20th, 2014 |163 notes
Lazy Hazy Crazy Days turned 4 today!

Lazy Hazy Crazy Days turned 4 today!

1 week ago on April 12th, 2014 |1 note
2 months ago on February 6th, 2014 |294 notes

awkwardsituationist:

for ten years now, leonid tishkov has traveled the world with his moon. here we see him in arctic svalbard magdalene fjord (1,5,7), new zealand, near rangitito (second photo, taken by marcus williams), the tian shang observatory near the border between china and kyrgyzstan (third photo, by po-i chen) and moscow (4,6,8, taken by boris bendikov)

"the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures - and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world," leonid writes. "the moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it."

leonid adds, “the ancient ural peoples who lived in my home told a fairy tale about how a shaman goes into the next world, illuminating the path of the moon. so in all of my photos, i can be seen in my late father’s cloak, because he travels with me in this way.”

3 months ago on January 23rd, 2014 |94,341 notes

Pick a PrincessPocahontas

3 months ago on January 21st, 2014 |2,944 notes

And I know it is totally crazy, to dream I’d find romance…
But for the first time in forever
At least I’ve got a chance!

3 months ago on January 21st, 2014 |2,373 notes
3 months ago on January 21st, 2014 |3,131 notes
vintagegal:

"I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true."
Audrey Hepburn

vintagegal:

"I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true."

Audrey Hepburn

3 months ago on January 20th, 2014 |13,357 notes
jennymstead:

New print for the 2014 year!  Look for it at my booth!

jennymstead:

New print for the 2014 year!  Look for it at my booth!

3 months ago on January 20th, 2014 |7,495 notes
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princesshollyofthesouthernisles:

Vehicles of Walt Disney World, by Chris Buchholz (x)

princesshollyofthesouthernisles:

Vehicles of Walt Disney World, by Chris Buchholz (x)

3 months ago on January 20th, 2014 |2,071 notes
3 months ago on January 20th, 2014 |139,058 notes

devpatels:

Hello! This is a demonstration of a talking picture. Notice, it is a picture of me and I am talking. Note how my lips and the sound issuing from them are synchronized together in perfect unison. -Singin’ In the Rain (1952)

3 months ago on January 18th, 2014 |2,932 notes
3 months ago on January 18th, 2014 |10,162 notes

sextronautt:

yes

yes

yea

yes 

yup

okay mom

bye

bye 

bye

bye

bye

3 months ago on January 17th, 2014 |116,907 notes