Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday stuff

Here's a random assortment for you on this fine Sunday.

I guess our Skyway-riding photographer was aiming at the blue Monorail in the distance... only three cars long in this late 1959 photo (it is dated January 1960, but is actually from December 1959). Look at the line for the shiny new Matterhorn! I have to admit that I've seen worse. There's that ride, the one that goes underwater. Something something... something. I forget. And there's the Fantasyland Autopia, which by definition can't ever be as cool as the Tomorrowland version. Sorry Charlie!

This is kind of a pretty portrait of the Matterhorn. Was it taken near the Snow White Wishing Well? I can't quite get my bearings. Anyway, it's unusual to see the mountain without any other buildings in view.


And finally, here's a slide that I already posted once before. But faithful reader "Mr. Wiggins" decided to try his hand at doing an improved restoration, and his results speak for themselves. It looks way better! The color is more natural, and he has managed to lighten up some of those dark areas without letting the film grain take over. Thanks, Mr. Wiggins! We'll have a few more slides that he has worked his magic on in the future.

7 comments:

Merlinsguy said...

Great shot of the band. It looks like they're headed to the restroom.

preston_m_df said...

It seems like that picture is taken from the Ariel/King Triton area is now (or at least around there....)

Katella Gate said...

The middle photograph of the Matterhorn looks like it was taken from the general direction of the hub looking North East. The paths leading from the hub into Fantisyland were probably not as developed as they are today.

CoxPilot said...

The photo is taken from under the awning of America the Beautiful circarama theater. You can see the undulating shape in a photo on Daveland.
http://davelandweb.com/tomorrowland/popup.htm? images/5_64_N15.jpg

mr wiggins said...

Great post as always major -- and thanks for your kind words! Working on restoring the slides has been a blast!!

Progressland said...

Major: I think the second photo is actually of the real Matterhorn--Zermatt is hidden behind the trees!

Connie Moreno said...

Cool photos and that last one made me laugh because it reminded me of that scene in Animal House where the band walks into an alley and reaches the end and they all start smashing into each other, LOL.