Monday, November 05, 2012
This picture is very blue, but don't let it get you down! Think of blue skies, blue birds, blue-raspberry Slurpees, and girls with blue eye-shadow. There, that's better! If I didn't already know that this particular photo was from 1963, I would have guessed that it was taken shortly after the faux mountain opened. It appears to be a darker gray than it was later on, and the snow line looks like the original (higher) level.
I really love this picture of guests standing in line for a chance to take a thrilling bobsled ride! I wonder if those two people looking right at us are friends, or if they just happened to notice the photographer as he captured a bobsled's icy splashdown. In any case, this is one of those photos where it is fun to do a bit of vintage people-watching.