Monday, September 22, 2008

Random Monday

There's no theme for today, just a few leftover (but nice!) images for you all to enjoy.

Starting with: this 1955 photo from Frontierland. Scrawny plants and plenty of bare dirt? Check! Folks looking like extras from "The Andy Griffith Show"? Check! (Except for that lady with the surpisingly short hair for 1955, obviously an alien visitor. I'm on to you!). A general air of mid-50's wonderfulness? Check! Slightly blurry? Check!


Now, from July 1960, we bring you the crunchy and delicious Monorail. Or the front of it, anyhow. Complete with matching blue Skyway bucket (optional - - talk to your dealer when purchasing your monorail!). Note the chrome detail on the side that appears to have a dent. Don't worry, junior has been grounded for two weeks. It's strict, but he has to learn.


Also from 1960 (August, this time) is the view of... oh, you know what it is!


And the Columbia, from the same date as the last photo. It's heading right for us! You can get a good look at the lovely figurehead, for those of you that care about things like that. You can see the two small cannons, ready to fire grape shot at those pesky Keel Boats that keep getting in the way. I don't think I have ever noticed the lanterns hanging from the ends of each yard, which I'm sure looked lovely at night even if it might not have been 100 percent authentic. Or was it?

8 comments:

spajadigit said...

That last view of the Columbia is amazing! I also like the dented blue monorail- maybe an omen of things to come?

Thanks for sharing!

TokyoMagic! said...

I really like these pics, Major. The momorail/skyway pic is very cool. I still can't help wondering how often people ended up tripping over those wire borders around the grass....and dirt.

Scott O. said...

Wow! For being a year old, that Monorail and rail look pretty beat up. And even the Skyway bucket looks beat... and that metal holding the wire looks like a giant piece of electrical tape!

Great pics!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Nice show of nautical terms, lanterns hanging off the yards...very nice!

Kevin said...

Door dings - that's exactly why I park MY monorail way out in the parking lot when I drive it to the mall.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

For a random set these sure go swell together! I've seen old pics of the Monorail before with similar dents, exactly how does that happen? Maybe they should have taken Kevin's advice!

sundaynight said...

Right Vintage. How does a Monorail get dinged? In the shop by accident? Looks like it could have used a little TLC.

Chiana said...

That top pic looks so nice, happy and sunny. It'd be great just to be there. Obviously we aliens agree, hehe The lady next to her is lookin' too. Either she's thinking "that girl is hot, that's a look of the future!" or "goodness gracious is it from Mars or Venus?"