Monday, September 22, 2014
You and I have seen many (MANY) photos that are similar to today's offering, and yet… I think that these are a bit nicer than usual. Hopefully you'll agree.
SO… we're on the Skyway, and we're heading from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland. We've already passed above the sub lagoon and through the Matterhorn, when off to our right we spot this colorful view of Monstro the whale. One of the things that makes this picture a little bit different is that "It's a Small World" can be seen (in my collection, these views are mostly pre-IASW). Look at how massive that ride's façade is! And yet it is chock full of detail and delicate filigree. Crowds are lining up to ride "The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed 'Round the World" - and they're also queueing up for the Storybook Land Canal Boats. Notice the hillside with the purple flowers, where only the ghost of the words "Story Book Land" can be seen. Wait, a ghostly Storybook Land - for Halloween?? GENIUS!
As always, this Pirate Ship looks so much better when it is sporting its striped sails. The ship is swarming with people, including that lady in the yellow dress. I'll bet she never imagined that she would be noticed by complete strangers 47 years later!