Monday, May 19, 2014
It's time for another batch of photos, generously shared with us by Chuck Hansen. Do a blog search, he's contributed many pictures in the past!
As usual, I will let Chuck do the commentary: "The first slides are of the Haunted Mansion. I was really into architectural details at the time, and that explains why I didn't shoot any wide shots. Plus I was averse to including crowds in my pictures. I've always liked the cactus planters, giving the place an eerie, unfriendly air despite the pristine condition of the building".
"The second photo was intended to create an atmosphere of foreboding, but I think the foreground is a bit too dark".
"The last three are pretty standard pictures of Disneyland's Great White Fleet, although there are a few details that stood out on closer inspection. In img534 (below), you can see how the bridge across the POTC entryway really facilitates traffic flow when there are good-sized crowds. While I miss the old ground-level walk-up (mostly because we normally visited in the off-season), I think this was a really good upgrade, even if it pushed wheelchair access to the exit".
"You can see the Columbia's loading ramp/staircase in img537 (below) pushed off to the side. I never realized how non-ADA-compliant that thing is. Has that been modified to accommodate disabled guests?".
"In img538, you can see the size of the crowd embarking/disembarking from the Mark Twain. That ship can really hold a lot of guests, yet it rarely feels crowded aboard. Wish I could see what flags were flying in front of the passenger waiting terminal. In the background, you can see a train heading up a lift hill on Big Thunder".
MANY THANKS as always to Chuck for sharing his personal photos with all of here on GDB!