Thursday, October 26, 2006

Parking Lot, July 1958


Check out those cool old cars, wowee. If I won the lottery, there would be no Bentleys or Ferraris for me, just some beautiful 1950's autos restored to original pristine condition.

But I digress! One of the things I like about some of the "parking lot photos" is the feeling of anticipation and excitement that still comes through almost 50 years later. The person who took the photo is finally here...they see the passenger train pulling in to Main Street Station (perhaps the sound of the train's whistle got their attention)...the station itself draws you towards the entrance. And off to the side, you can see the top Opera House and the bank. I'd like to imagine that music might be filtering out to the lot, and maybe the smell of popcorn and other goodies as well.

6 comments:

Davelandwebdotcom said...

That looks like the Information Kiosk on the right? Were there two of them, or did it move from Main Street at some point?

Matterhorn1959 said...

I like the full shot of the train, with all the trees you do not see that anymore. And someone has driven their brand new 1958 Chevrolet to the park.

perkypickle said...

you know i gatta soft spot for the parking lot! nice pic....

Tangaroa said...

I miss the parking lot!!!!

Tinker Bell said...

I miss the lot, too! I love the HUGE format of this photo! Makes me feel like I am there, back in '58. Much appreciated. :D

Merlinsguy said...

Behind the kiosk was a metal rack parking bikes. But it might have been removed before '58.