Blast from the Past Thursday – Expo 70, Osaka Japan

One of the daily photo themes on G+ is is #blastfromthepast Thursday. A look back 43 years at some (but not all) photos taken at the 1970 World Exposition in Osaka, Japan.

A mix of shapes and architectures

Fuji Group Pavilion
Inflatable buildings seemed to be popular in the 1970s
This reminds me of a caterpillar

USA pavilion
Showing off our space hardware (this is 1970)

More USA space stuff

More USA space stuff
They did have some cultural exhibits too but this was a big draw

It was quite warm when I attended the Expo and it was nice to see a man-made stream where
folks could cool their feet.
Hard to imagine that these three girls are now middle aged women

USSR pavilion at dusk

Our ship pulled into Osaka for repairs which was fortuitous since the Expo was underway
Liberty in Japan!

Toshiba Pavilion
I liked this design

The former USSR
Not to be outdone in size
Note how long the line is. There was plenty of socialist art to see inside.

These transparencies were scanned using a Epson Perfection V500 photo scanner
Resolution set to 400 DPI
Target Size 4 x 6 Inches (2399 X 1599 Pixels)
JPEG Compression at 15% (High Quality)
DIGITAL ICE Technology


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