Let's return to Florida and the Magic Kingdom!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Today we're going no further than Main Street; but what a Main Street! Florida's version is considerably larger and more ornate than Disneyland's version; the effect is much more of a movie-set fantasy. Which is not a bad thing, just different from Anaheim's relatively cozy street. The architecture reminds me (just a little) of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair's "White City"; Walt's father Elias was one of countless workers who helped to build the Chicago fair, for whatever that's worth.
Towering Cinderella Castle is quite a sight too. I'm guessing that the cooler, bluer colors were used intentionally to help force the illusion of atmospheric perspective (we've all seen how the atmosphere tends to drain distant objects - mountains for instance - of their local color and infuse more of the sky's color); this helps to make it feel even more distant (and thus larger) than it already is!