Temporary Travel Office



Tour group in the Illinois Medical District HQ, photo by Mark Cooley

As part of the Anytime, Anyplace symposium at Pasadena City College (March 14, 2008), the Travel Office and Sarah Ross led a tour of Exposition Park, set in a fictional near future of 2030. The collapse of the Olympic Games occurred in Los Angeles in 2020, just as the city was set to become Olympia for a third time, but was defeated by a global athlete walkout in the face of global economic and political depression. The tour concluded with a reading of "Ode to Sport", a poem written by the "Father of the Modern Olympic Games," Pierre de Coubertin and a reenactment of the last torch lighting ceremony.
Image above courtesy of Claude Willey.


  • Audio Tour of the Exposition Park, 2008

    Touring Olympia, our audio guide and book, is no longer being printed, but you can purchase remaining copies from our friends at Half Letter Press. The audio and accompanying guide map are available to download.

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  • Tourist looking at the stadium in Expo Park
    Setting up the reenactment of the last torch lighting ceremony
    Tour participants read deCoubertin's Ode to Sport during the reenactment