Monday, May 26, 2008

Sub Lagoon and Indian Village, January 1960

More goodness from 1959 (the slides are dated January 1960, but they are from a trip in late December 1959). Here's a beautiful shot of the Sub Lagoon, the color of emeralds and aquamarines (with some sapphires thrown in for effect). The Submarine Voyage had to be the most ambitious theme park attraction of its time, and that is saying something considering that the venerable Matterhorn was right next to it. The addition of millions of gallons of water surely made the whole endeavor quite a bit more complicated.

The skies were bluer in 1959! Especially on a lovely winter Southern California day. We see a bunch of Norman Rockwell folks standing on the Columbia, checkin' out the Indian Village; the railroad is just visible through the foliage.


The Viewliner Limited said...

Without a doubt the best picture I have seen of the lagoon. Beautiful.

spajadigit said...

Yeah. I'll second that- What a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing!