Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Oh that Jungle Cruise. It's a great attraction - a classic attraction. And it has always been popular with the shutterbugs - which can be frustrating, as all Jungle Cruise photos look more or less the same. And yet, I still enjoy looking at these early pix.
There's my favorite li'l shack; nature provides everything a person could want in this tropical climate. They even bought an extra boat just to store all of their fruit. Notice the outrigger to our right, with an old bed sheet (I've seen that one at Bed, Bath and Balloons) as a sail.
The camera has made this lion look as if it has tusks and/or horns, but don't worry, it's still just a dusty old lion. Just like the ones we see every day. Rawr.
Whole civilizations have emerged here, only to crumble and get swallowed by the jungle over the centuries. Why did the people leave, and where did they go? A giant python dangling from that dead tree branch would really brighten the place up.
And no collection of Jungle Cruise pictures would be complete without the hippos. They are singing a duet in that beautiful way that only hippos can (although they do sound a lot like Jim Nabors).