Thursday, January 22, 2009

Three From July 25 1961

Today's post was thrown together in a hurry (sorry!), so please forgive the less-than-wonderful results.

I'm presenting three photos from July 1961, starting with this nice look at the lovely Columbia. I love the color combo of black and sienna-orange, along with that beautiful gold filigree on the bow. I propose that the figurehead be replaced with a likeness of some B-list celebrity, preferably one from a Disney movie or TV show. Who's with me!


Here's an example of why Disneyland is unlike other amusement parks... plenty of trees, grass, flowering oleander, and benches. Obviously a lot of care was taken to make this place pleasant and inviting.


Allergies don't have a prayer at the Flower Mart, because all of the flowers are plastic. It's part of the Monsanto conspiracy to take over the world!

7 comments:

Chiana said...

Monsanto! hehe

So colorful esp. the flowers and that Carnation truck. These are delightful to look at. :)

TokyoMagic! said...

While they're replacing the figurehead with a B-list celebrity likeness, they could go ahead and make her audio-animatronic!

Thufer said...

that tree line in the second picture is really inviting. the view from (what i believe would have been the silver banjo)must have been a real pleasure.

Katella Gate said...

It always impressed me when I look at these older photos at how much more sophisticated (and expensive) the landscaping at Disneyland is now.

I've always wondered how the landscaping department managed to escape the wild budget cuts of the Pressler era. It might have been a bad time for day to day maintenance, but the improvements in the Park's gardens and walkways were astonishing.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Now there is a real picture of the Magnolia Park area. Less than wonderful ??? Are you nutz. Fantastic and beautiful is more like it.

Dr. Zaius said...

Ah, a return to happier times that returned to happier times.

Nancy said...

the lady in red in the third photo has a Disneyland guide book...i want one! : )