Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sheer indolence has reduced me to posting today's offerings for "Anything Goes Saturday"!
Here's a scan of a slide from 1967 that was labeled "Mall, Atlanta". It was such an odd photo, with that glowing oval tunnel - almost like it was from THX-1138. After a little bit of research, I discovered that this was the Greenbriar Mall, which had opened two years earlier. JCPenny is at the other end, that's a long way to go for affordable pants! Hopefully there is a Hot Dog On a Stick along the way to keep me provisioned.
I couldn't help thinking of the "Time Tunnel"...
Here's a vintage postcard view, looking considerably more warm and inviting.
Next up is this view looking south on Collins Avenue, in Miami, Florida (circa 1959). To our left is the famous Eden Roc hotel, which had only been built a few years before. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo stayed there with the Mertzes! Somehow I expected there to be more pastel colors in Miami, but apparently that is in some other location. Classic car alert!
While the lens on Google's street view camera gives a very different perspective, things still look remarkably the same almost 60 years later.