Friday, September 12, 2014
Technically this is a "leftuggies" post, but these are some pretty nice photos, if I do say so myself.
Man oh man, do I love this picture! Our photographer must have been the first person to enter the park. There's not a soul to be seen! Long shadows stretch across Main Street on a perfect, sunny morning. Sleeping Beauty Castle appears to be so far away, partly due to the soft cool colors that were used (just for that very purpose), and partly because of the atmosphere. I choose to believe that it is just morning mist and not smog! Don't you wish you were there?
Zooming in a bit toward West Center Street we can see that the Carnation truck is still covered by it's bedtime blanket. Just behind one triangular banner we can see what appears to be a Disneyland Railroad employee (a conductor?) walking toward us (so there is ONE soul to be seen). The patriotic decor suggest that this photo was probably actually taken around July, even though the date stamp says September. You know how that goes.
Now we will leap back 10 years to October, 1959, for this view from the Autopia load area. Overpasses and Monorail tracks and landscaped hills all make for a neat photo, and as always I enjoy a bit of vintage people-watching. My favorite is the girl to the extreme left, behind the wheel of her Autopia car, wearing her feathered souvenir hat!