Friday, December 25, 2009

Main Street USA at Night, September 1968

Merry Christmas!

Today's photos don't really have anything to do with the holiday season, but they evoke similar feelings in my wizened, walnut-sized heart. The are both from Main Street USA - at night! That's when Main Street (arguably) looks its very best, turning from a reasonable facsimile of an old fashioned street to something a bit more magical (oh how I've grown tired of that word!).

We'll start with this overall view, facing towards the castle from Town Square. The buildings are ablaze with lights, which their warm glow over everything. The street looks especially busy this night - I wonder if the photo was actually taken in August, when kids were still out of school and the park would be at it's most crowded.


Now for a look at Town Square, where our pregnant friend is resting on a bench. Film speeds had improved enough so that a long exposure wasn't necessary... there are only a few blurs, rather than the streets full of ghosts seen in earlier night shots. I didn't think to zoom in on the Emporium windows to see what dioramas were on display!


I'd like to wish all of my readers a very happy holiday season, no matter how you celebrate it. Hopefully you are with people you like, eating good food, and opening plenty of presents!

11 comments:

Chiana_Chat said...

Aw bless your wizened walnut-sized heart! hehe

Thanks for sharing all the pics you have and these tonight as I gaze into the warmly lit Main Street of dreams in that bottom pic and head to a bench to live there a bit. Such a nice gift. :)

Merry Christmas!

Austin said...

Seconded! Thanks for all your photos over the years, they are really great fun and an unbelievable joy!

Merry Christmas!

TokyoMagic! said...

Thirds???!!! THANK YOU, Major! And again, Merry Christmas to you!

Davelandweb said...

Merry Christmas Major! Hope your holiday is full of Churros & Turkey Legs!

Chris Merritt said...

Gorgeous - they are very Christmas-y!

Debbie V. said...

Major, Thank you so much for all you do to bring the Magic Kingdom that I remember to me each day. I think I've said it before but your comments and pictures just hit the right spot in my memories. Don't worry about the word "magical" - it's what it is.

SundayNight said...

Merry Christmas and thanks for the memories.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Dreamy set of photos, perfect for the holiday! Merry Christmas and I hope your'e having a great holiday.

Anonymous said...

Your daily posts are daily gifts that are enjoyed by many, I hope you realize that, and I also hope you have a Happy Christmas, and all the best in the New Year.

Nancy said...

thanks for being here every day with fun commentary and great photos! its like Christmas every day!

Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season to everyone :)

Major Pepperidge said...

Thanks for all of the nice Christmas wishes folks!