Friday, November 06, 2015
Hot diggity! It's Tomorrowland, circa 1957, in clear, colorful Kodachrome. Doesn't it look great? Everything is so neat and tidy. I wish that we could see into the foyer of the Rocket to the Moon attraction, but those shadows are impenetrable. My impression is that the exhibits therein evolved over the years.
The rocket itself is impressive as always; it just wants to leap into outer space! At its base, crowds of people are gathered... I wonder if this was their prearranged meeting place? "Synchronize your watches; we'll reconnoiter at the base of the rocket at 1500 hours!". To our right is the giant compass rose of the Flight Circle.
Let's be nosy and look backstage. There's the old Dominguez home (with the Spanish tiled roof), which served as the administration offices. In the upper right is the massive shed that was part of the Main Street buildings, including the Opera House. If you look carefully to the right of the Dominguez house, there seems to be something that resembles a boat (?).
From the same group we have this crooked photo of the Astro Jets zooming in circles; to the left, the old Art Corner building, and to the right, the Skyway tower on Snow Hill.