I've become quite fascinated over the past year with the idea of a World's Fair. Something about technology, advancement, and knowledge coming together for the people of the world - I find it really inspiring. I also find it equally disheartening because there's nothing quite like it anymore - yes there are still some today (there was one that ran this summer in South Korea that looked really interesting), but nothing quite matches the grandeur of the turn of the century expositions! I found the above image a few months ago, I don't remember where it came from.
Over the weekend we went downtown to the main BPL branch to see a small exhibit going on about Guastavino called Palaces for the People. It's definitely worth seeing if you are in the area. A little while ago they also had a nice exhibit about travel posters, they seem to have a few exhibits a year so it's good to be on the look out for them, they're never disappointing (and they're free!). Plus, it's always good to visit the library!