Thursday, September 25, 2014
Let's take a look at some familiar views of the Jungle Cruise (they are always familiar views, aren't they?) - from the early days of 1956.
These days, when I am riding the Jungle Cruise, I don't really think about the striped awnings that used to be there... but admittedly it is nice to be able to really see up into the canopy (if you are inclined to look there) - and it is nice to have a more open view no matter where you sit. BUT... as an on-shore observer, I miss the awnings. They made the boats feel more like big toys!
Look at the way the "mist" makes the trees in the distance grow fainter and fainter. The indigenous natives call this mist "smog", which translates to "stinky air". Those palm trees to our right look pretty spidery and lanky.
Is that the bull elephant, or is it the "mother in-law"? I can't tell them apart. Maybe they should put a rolling pin in the mother in-law's trunk... you know how they like to hit people with those things! I like the warm color cast to the this photo, it makes it feel especially antique.