Saturday, June 10, 2006

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt - Community


This week's theme is "community".
Join us in the photo hunt!

I couldn't resist posting this picture of a familiar site in my city - Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1982, this community came together and hosted the World's Fair. I was just 11 years old. (Somewhere there is a favorite picture of me at the fair - in braids!) The Sunsphere from the fair still stands.

Things have changed in the park, and in the city (it's much larger now!), but the monument is a reminder of a fun childhood year for me - when family came from all over to stay with us, the dinner's out at the German pavilion for brats, the first motion ride at the United States pavilion, the Japanese robots that wrote our names!

I'm thankful for the remaining reminder of those fond memories!

25 comments:

Teena said...

Cool pic!

I played too :)

Tater and Tot said...

Wasn't that also the year of the first Petro? I could be wrong! Mmmmm, makes me hungry!

Viamarie said...

Nice choice for this week's theme.

Mine is up too. Enjoy your weekend!

Chi said...

Stunning Photo! And I enjoyed reading your post underneath it very much. *s*

Reverberate58 said...

I remember that place! Been there often! Great sharing shot! Mine is up!

Peach said...

Makes us miss home (Libbyline is reading along this morning). Loved the Fort Kidd playground right near there, too!

Karen said...

I really like the black and white. And I like the contrast between the two towers. Very nice!

Enjoy the weekend

Karen said...

Great story with memories of an event in your community and the picture is an excellent reminder.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I've played SPH since "wet". I was the first Karen, but now there are three and it can be confusing.

~ Philosophical Karen

Irish Church Lady :) said...

I like the fact that everything is still in the picture and there's a STOP sign in it. And being in B/W it's like time standing still plus your narrative that goes with it! Very good!

Wystful1 said...

Fabulous picture! What a wonderful Saturday this makes to see all the great community photos.

My Saturday Photo is up.

Dani said...

Nice picture! I went to the World's Fair in New York...can't remember the date, early 60's though. Take care. Dani

Guppyman said...

Very coll picture! love the b/w

Mine is up at my new location

Carmen said...

I've been there! I always had to come through Knoxville from Nashville.

bbsgirl said...

I have never been to a world fair..I'm sure you have great memories from that. Nice photo as I too like b/w shots.Thanks for stopping by.

Expat Traveler said...

very cool photo! mine is up too...

Fleur De Lisa said...

I love the Worlds Fair- how cool that you got to go to one when you were a kid!
Great photo- it really shows what your community means.

I posted mine too.

ribbiticus said...

good choice! and the only b&w entry so far! mine's up! ;)

GoofyJ said...

I love the photo! And the story to go with it. :) I played too. :)

PresentStorm said...

That is so cool that you still have those things remaining to trigger those great childhood memories. Great shot you got. I love black and white photos. They always make such a statement.

Melli said...

That's neat! Having a WORLD Fair in ones community would DEFINATELY be something to remember!!! I can't imagine what the traffic was like though! (you weren't worried about that at 11!) :)

MysteriousLady said...

Hey I know that town! That's downtown! I live in West Knox Co!
We are neighbors!!!!!!

eph2810 said...

Fairs like that a very much fun indeed. Thank you for sharing a little about your community you live in.
Happy Satuday Hunt.:)

TNChick said...

That's so neat, isn't it. I can say I've saw that before! :)

Deb said...

I can remember my parents taking my younger sister to World's Fair when it was in Knoxville. Hard to believe it's been 24 years ago...gosh I'm old!

Eagle Lover said...

Great picture. I remember those days like it was just yesterday. That big gold ball is hard to miss when you drive through town. Thanks for the memories.