Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sleeping Beauty Castle, September 1963

Ho hum, more pictures of Sleeping Beauty Castle! I love it as a thing, but photos of it do get repetitive...

Still, this first one interests me because of the park-like grassy areas in front that are long gone... they sure gave that area a different effect.

And an obique view from your oblique blogger! Graphic "Eyvind Earle" leaves trail down from the top of the frame.


Nancy said...

these images are especially lovely...the framing of the trees give such a wonderful, warm feeling. there are just the right amount of people around, and I will take an ice cream, please. thanks

Connie Moreno said...

WOW these are so incredibly peaceful. Do you know what year they were taken?

Security word of the day is gotolo, which is what I use to describe you, Major!

Major Pepperidge said...

Thanks Nancy, you always leave such nice comments!

Connie, these are from September 1963. Hmmm "gotolo", I'm not sure what to make of that, but I'll assume it's a compliment!

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Looks like a nice lawn to have a picnic on. Oh...and that castle in the background is not bad either. Gotolo those pics! :)

walterworld said...

I notice that no one is on the lawn... Wonder if it was ok for a guest to stretch out for a nice long nap if they liked? Or would they have been shoo'd along?

Next stop: Willoughby

rusty said...

More great pics of a bygone era. I remember those lawns (yea, I'm old). Does anyone know when they were removed?
btw, the word of the day is now "ungspho". Don't know if that's a compliment or not. :)

Katella Gate said...

Terrific composition in picture 1, sadly missing today.

Major, the "Eyvind Earle" reference is both funny and perceptive, so stop it! You're making me look bad.

Today's security word is agindomp, which I think is a German pastry.

Major Pepperidge said...

A Snow White Sanctum, I'm sure they would discourage folks from eating on the grass!

Ha ha, walterworld (as a followup to the Snow White Sancum's reply), maybe that is why they removed the grass! It was too inviting.

Rusty, I have so many photos of the castle that I could probably narrow it down, but I am way too lazy, and just a little bit ungspho.

Katella, I wouldn't mind if there was more Eyvind Earle at the parks these days! Agindomp was the site of one of the fiercest battles in WWI, I think.