Sunday, October 04, 2015
It's Sunday, and that means that it's time to use up a few not-ready-for-primetime photos. I almost threw these in the "reject" folder (otherwise known as the trash), but at this point, I can't be too choosy.
Both of today's photos are from November of 1955; this photo was presumably shot from the Disneyland RR, which might explain its blurriness. It's kind of an odd angle, looking back toward Fantasyland, with the sails of the Pirate Ship just visible over the hill. I've always loved the ornate and fanciful little Casey Jr. Circus Trains.
The "Court of Honor" was in Tomorrowland (it definitely felt like a temporary space-filler); from the air it was shaped like an eight-pointed star, and it held 48 flagpoles, each pole bearing the flag of one of the States. This was before Hawaii and Alaska! The flags were placed in the order in which each state was admitted to the Union. When construction began on the Astro Jets in 1956, the flags were moved to either side of the entrance to Tomorrowland.