Sunday, December 22, 2013
Let's return to Santa's Village, in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains, near Lake Arrowhead.
Here's a familiar view taken from the parking lot. The giant candy cane tasted terrible, or so I've heard! I like the painted plywood "snow" on the eaves. Vintage cars in the parking lot make this picture pretty great… how about that one with the red roof?
Two reindeer stand in the shade for a photo-op - or maybe they are waiting for their six pals to show up so that they can pull that cool sleigh.
A cute little girl poses in front of a giant clockwork façade (years before "It's a Small World" did it!). Elves push and pull, cogs and gears turn… it reminds me of a scene from the 1927 film "Metropolis".
I thought it might be cold, based on the girl's attire, but mom looks pretty comfy in her rolled up sleeves. Ducks are attracted to giant mushrooms - always have been, always will be.
According to the clock, it is about 5 Januaries after November. Or something. I wonder if there was anything in this little house, or if kids just had fun going in and running back out. You know how kids are!
I'll have another post of Santa's Village pix soon!