Monday, August 26, 2013
I have been having so much fun scanning the hundreds of Instamatic negatives that were given to me by "Mr. X"; the collection has been a real treasure-trove. But I suppose it is inevitable that some of the pictures turned out less than perfect. They're not a total loss though, which is why I am sharing some of them here.
Peace out, man! That kid is totally groovy in his tomato-red Autopia car. I am grateful that he didn't use a different gesture. Just above his head, an aqua Peoplemover train passes by, with a tour guide in one of the vehicles. It's strange to see the track dip down so low to the ground!
Considering that this photo was snapped from a speeding Matterhorn Bobsled, it came out surprisingly well. Fantasyland can be seen below us, spread out like a table-top miniature.
You can't have too many pictures of the old Disneyland sign! This one was shot from within mom's car. The sign says that there is a new tower open at the hotel, but which tower? That would help to date this photo if we only knew.
Aaaaannnd, another one taken from inside the car as we pass Main Street Station. Yes, it's blurry, but I still get a kick out of this view. Mickey's smiling face, the Disneyland Railroad, and the Matterhorn all make cameos.
I have more blurry rejects to share one of these days!