Sunday, August 31, 2014
We're still slogging through the worst of the slide lot from August 1969. They're not a total loss though!
This one is sort of odd - our photographer was standing on the remains of the old Monsanto House of the Future - pretty much just the foundation and fountains, along with the reflecting pond that surrounded part of it. So in that respect this is a little bit interesting.
I understand why that trough is carrying water to the waterwheel (to keep away vampires). But why is that side-trough allowing water to spill out of the side? Just for looks? Would it have controlled the amount of water so that the turn-rate of the wheel was consistent?
It really looks as if the Jungle Cruise boat is about to be swallowed by the jungle in this image. Tiny nozzles sprayed A-1 Steak Sauce on the passengers, which didn't bode well.
Large crowds in the distance in August of 1969 can only mean that they were all there for the opening of the Haunted Mansion. Just imagine! The old fishing dock is now the old smoking dock.
I am still away from home, but I'll be checking in at least once a day!