Friday, February 28, 2014
It's time for more vintage Instamatics!
Let's start with this unusual (and lovely) view of the Mark Twain as it takes on passengers at the dock. I can't recall seeing any other photos from this perspective. Where was our photographer (good old "Mr. X") standing?
This next photo should help; but first, let's just enjoy the beautiful Columbia on a perfect day; blue sky and fluffy white clouds… folks aboard the raft in the foreground are wearing sweaters, so it can't be summer. Notice the blue and green walls along the shore, which must have something to do with the construction of New Orleans Square (I suppose).
I zoomed in toward the left side of the photo, and even though it is not very sharp, we can still see that there are many people on the balcony of the Golden Horseshoe building. It even looks like some folks are sitting with their legs dangling over the edge!
Wrapping things up, how about one more shot of the Mark Twain, framed by the leaves of magnolia trees. I love the color on this one!