Friday, July 11, 2014
I feel a touch of sadness today as I post the last two slides from a large lot of stereo views that I have been sharing forever. There were some real beauties in the bunch, and today's examples are no exception.
This great shot of the Astro Jets is from August 28, 1965. Not only does the ride look neat, but I love looking at the vintage people. Even familiar details like the checkerboard sun shades and the (blurry) Skyway sculptures make me smile.
One day earlier, our photographer took this picture (from the Skyway?) looking down upon a large fleet of unused Mark VI Autopia vehicles. The Mark VIs were the first to run with the guide rail, for better or worse (depending on who you ask). They also showed a real change in design (the previous versions all looked essentially the same), with the distinctive "eyebrow" (but before the actual headlights seen on the Mark VIIs).