Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Storybook Land was designed with three extra spoonfuls of charm (sifted), and it is still awesome today, in its quiet way.
This first picture is from August 18, 1965, for those of you who need to know. Ol' Monstro sits with his mouth open all day just waiting for things to sail in - a surprisingly successful strategy.
This next photo is from August 17, 1965. Yes, our photographer went to the park two days in a row. What kind of crazy person would do that?? Meanwhile, it occurs to me that Monstro is probably perfectly proportioned, and yet there is a part of me that wishes he was about four times as large.
Back to August 18, and a view of a canal boat returning from its harrowing journey through the peaceful English countryside ("Alice in Wonderland", "Mr. Toad"), a Tyrolean village ("Pinocchio"), a French town (home to Cinderella's castle), and other places that exist in the world of fantasy.