If you scan the Exposition plan from west to east from this spot, here
is what you will see.
We are now inside the formal plan of the Exposition,
where every building, fountain, statue, flagpole,
shrub and flower bed have been deliberately placed to contribute the
whole effect. What stands out immediately
are the red roofs contrasting with the blue sky. All buildings without
domes have what appear to be
traditional roof tiles used in Mexico and the southwest. And the buildings
don’t have white walls,
but are tinted in colors ranging from a warm orange to pale yellow to
the gleaming ivory of the great Electric Tower.
(Beginning of Esplanade Area)
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