Sunday, October 25, 2009

3 Sunday Leftovers

Leftover is my favorite religious observance; as you all know, it honors the day when Moses ate meatloaf that his wife had made the previous day. Yea, verily!

In keeping with the leftover theme, here are three images that, for one reason or another, wound up not being posted with their similarly-dated brethren.

Let's start with this very nice photo of the Bertha Mae, from October 1958. Other than those metal handrails on the back of the thing, that keel boat sure looks authentic to my eyes. Everyone wants to ride up top except for that surly teenager who is sitting all alone at the bow.


Hey look, there's an empty teacup just for you! And lucky for us, there's hardly any barf in it at all. I can just picture waiting in line, and then you finally get through the gate onto the giant turntable, where people jump into every teacup that you are already headed for. And then you cry and refuse to cheer up until dad buys you a cotton candy. And by "you" I mean me.


Boy, a gray overcast day really does take a lot of the pizzaz out of what would ordinarily be a sweet photo. That and the fact that we've seen this very same angle of the Pirate Ship about 1000 times. But I'm posting it anyway, for tax purposes.

7 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

I love leftovers! Great photos, Major. Were the handrails on the Keelboats eventually changed to wood? Those metal ones really do stand out!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Left overs are great. Tuna boat is absolutely awesome.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Bring Back the Keel Boats!!!! The Gullywhumper is sitting backstage waiting for her triumphant return.

Love the Tea Cup shot, "guest-less" that's my kinda photo!

The 1,001st view of the Pirate Ship is still nice, lots of detail - Thanks Major, we owe you a cotton candy!

SundayNight said...

Interesting how the pirate ship caused a wake even though it was sitting at the dock.

That teacup shot is rare. Looks like it was taken just before boarding. Neat.

Katella Gate said...

Astonishing how good the tuna boat looks from this angle.

Chiana_Chat said...

The tuna boat usually had a wake because someone was usually scarfing down a tuna 'wich and plunging it deeper under water front first. Yeah. Verily!

These are neat Maj, may you get a big tax break, but it's sure a luck break to us ;)

Nancy said...

you sure know how to cook! a beautiful shot of the keel boat, clear and colorful (for a keel boat, that is)

the sails look particularly dark red without the bright sunshine...i like it! i also noted the wake and thought it odd... :D