Tag Archives: Expo ’67

Thinking of Travel

I’ve always had an aversion to standing in line. I think that goes back to the Expo ’67 World’s Fair in Montreal. Several of the most popular exhibitions could only be seen if you were willing to stand in line for hours. Which may be fine for an adult who knows what they are going […]

Atomium (Revisited)

Today seems like a good day for revisiting an older post. For some reason, when this was first published in 2014, I only included one picture with the post. I have no idea what I was thinking of – but I was new at this blogging thing and I’ve always been more of a words […]

The Kids On The Bus (Cultural Differences X)

When I was a child there were no school buses in our neighborhood; we had to walk to school. My mother tells me I was insistent on walking alone on my first day of kindergarten. I had not yet turned five. Supposedly she trailed me at a distance to ensure my safe arrival. Unnecessary really […]

The Atomium

Thinking ahead to summer. Thought I would share this post again, one of the highlights of our 2014 European trip. I had seen it in the distance when I visited Brussels briefly in 2009. The building fascinated me, but with only a few hours to sightsee I concentrated on the downtown core, not having the […]

Ghost At The Door

Families frequently have secrets. Sometimes not even deliberate ones. Once upon a time of my mother’s “secrets” scared me. Or should that be scarred me? In the summer of 1967, when I was 11 years old, my family lived in Montreal. It was Canada’s centennial year and the centrepiece of the celebrations was Expo ’67, […]

The Atomium

I had seen it in the distance when I visited Brussels briefly in 2009. The building fascinated me, but with only a few hours to sightsee I concentrated on the downtown core, not having the time to figure out public transit. This time it was a priority.Built as the centrepiece of the 1958 World’s Fair, […]