Monday, January 31, 2011

Bagpipers, August 1955

I think this first photo is pretty neat; a herd of bagpipers stands proudly on the bridge in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Were they a regular feature in 1955, or there for a special occasion? Bagpipes are suitable for every occasion, especially romantic dinners.

Here's a closeup. Those guys look like tough customers, don't they? Check out the gentleman with the leopard skin robe-thingy (please don't call it a dress). "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" performed on bagpipes? Exquisite.

From the same lot is this very nice photo of the Pirate Ship, polished to a showroom gloss. I've seen pirate ship showrooms, so I know of what I speak. Love the Chicken of the Sea mermaid figurehead!


The Viewliner Limited said...

When you think you have seen it all from Disneyland.... there comes bagpipe players-people-guys. Major, you are amazing, great pics. Tuna Boat...Spectacular!

Connie Moreno said...

Herd??? LOL!

Pretty cool pics, I must say.

Katella Gate said...

That picture of the Chicken of the Sea is really striking. Beautiful colors.

Katella Gate said...

Bagpipers have made me wince since they shot Mr. Spock's body off into space back in the 80's.

JG said...

Bagpipes were actually invented by the Irish as a joke, which the Scots (and Vulcans) have not yet understood.

The original conception was inspired by a man with a cat under his arm, it's tail in his mouth, biting the end.

The music is exactly like the sound of the cat.