Thursday, August 14, 2014
Oof, many of the pix from this lot from 1969 really are dull. As I mentioned before, my strategy (for some reason) is to get through the bad ones, saving the better ones for later. It makes no sense, I am fully aware of that.
Let's get started with this one. Two teenagers are strolling past the French Market, perhaps on their way to New Orleans Station. It's nice the the planters double as benches… moms and kids take a break from the August sun by claiming a little bit of shade beneath the tree.
If this one wasn't so overexposed it might actually be a good picture. The skulls atop those poles look tiny. Maybe it's an optical illusion, or maybe they are 5/8 scale.
This is not a good picture, but at least it shows something that you can't see anymore, and that is the inside of Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer Island. The original fort is long-gone (supposedly a victim of age and insects), and it was replaced with a strange-looking structure used by "Fantasmic!' cast members.
Looking across the river we can just make out the tracks where the Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland traveled. Cascade Peak has all but vanished in the glare, but one of its waterfalls can be seen.