Sunday, January 04, 2009

Leftovers

I've been preparing a bunch of new images for you recently... if you were nearby, you'd hear the comforting whine of the scanner, and see the eerie moving bar of light shining out from the edges of that machine. But those new scans will need all kinds of adjusting and cleanup, so for today you are stuck with these leftovers!

The old Mark Twain wasn't really very old in 1965. Like the park itself, the steamboat was 10 years old. It looks mighty impressive in this neat closeup. You Are There! In a way, it's almost as fun just observing the people as they await their journey on the Rivers of America. I should have Photoshopped in Waldo so that you could search for him!


And finally, two shots of the Small World topiaries...


... I know, I know, yawn! But fear not, tomorrow is a new day!

9 comments:

Thufer said...

what is really neat is if you look through the lower deck, you can see people on tom sawyer island. this is really a good shot. thxs.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Always nice to see detailed shots of the Mark Twain. Beautiful picture.

Progressland said...

I believe you can even see the back of a Tour Guide in the shot. Lower level, just to the right of the ship's entrance, with a red pullover and knee-high socks. She almost looks like she's *gasp* leaning On Stage!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Kind of "eh" no way, this is a fantastic shot! Mega details, and it's from 1965 My favorite year! Thanks!

What's that sound? It's the buzzing of Major's scanner! Cool stuff to look forward too. THANKS!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Funny I don't remember saying any of those previous comments above, at least not recently? But, yeah, what he said... Looks like I commented in about an hour and a half from now? Darn Time Machine never works they way you want it to!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Security is walking to the exit of Small World...

Cyberdillo said...

I can sympathize with you concerning your scanning and cleanup. How many cards have I scanned... how many more to go?

Katella Gate said...

Nothing makes me happier than looking at closeups of the It's a Small World facade.

Laugh your derisive laughter if you want, but for a "goofy" town hall clock, it's an impressive piece of architecture showcasing the creative use of negative space, planar elements that advance towards the viewer at the wings of the structure, and the cameo/intaglio principles of contrasting composition so popular in mid-century art.

The masterstroke is using living foliage for surface texture and color framed by the white lattice work of the building itself, and the projection of that greenery into the topiary gardens in the forecourt, achieving perfect integration of landscape and hardscape.

No. I'm not doing a Leonard Plinth-Garnel impersonation. I mean every word of it.

And you thought it was just a mawkish ride for kids.. tisk tisk.

Nancy said...

...i love leftovers... :D