Friday, January 08, 2016
I am completely baffled as to why I never scanned the following two slides (with details included)... at the time I might have just thought that they were boring. Now, as I go through my old boxes of slides for missing treasures, I really like them, and am happy to be able to present them now.
We're looking down Main Street toward the Train Station on a busy (but not too busy) October day. The sky is overcast and milky-white, which is good for me because I don't have to deal with many deep shadows. I guess that by the late 1960's people were comfortable walking in the street, unlike earlier years when it was treated more like a real street, only crossed when necessary.
I particularly enjoy looking at the guests in this photo. The clothing is still pretty conservative, but bright colors are starting to creep in little by little. The "Summer of Love" was just months before this, after all. Let's have a "Be-In"!
There's a guy talking on his cell phone. Reception is terrible at Disneyland, everybody knows that. I see somebody who must be a sailor, but his hat looks like a large soup bowl. The Carefree Corner was still going strong; There is a banner at the end of Main Street, I wonder if it heralded the attractions in the New Tomorrowland?
Next our photographer turned her attention on the Matterhorn. There's lots of groovy striped clothing - kind of "late mod". And there's the Monsanto House of the Future, which will be removed just a few months after this photo was taken.