Friday, March 01, 2013
Tomorrowland, January 1960
Today's slides were so underexposed and dark that I wasn't sure it was even worth trying to scan them. But I did it anyway, 'cause that's how I roll.
This first image is kind of neat, with the old 3-car red Monorail at the station, narrowly avoiding an attack by the giant Richfield eagle (who now has his eyes set on those poor Skyway riders). I know, everything looks a little bit funky, but what can you do.
Tomorrowland's "Central Ticket Booth" has a nice sign on top, along with a finial that resembles some sort of atomic doo-dad. I like it!
Even after some serious Photoshop fiddling, this Autopia picture is still murky. Nevertheless, you get a good look at the neat Richfield sign, with a sleek spaceship leaving an orbiting space station made of solid gold. I'm always happy to see the old Autopia vehicles (Mark I? Mark II? Mark III? From what I understand, those all look essentially alike), and those old-fashioned gas pumps.