Friday, January 01, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Today I have two colorful photos of Tomorrowland, circa 1971. It was quite a place in those days, with the Peoplemover, Adventure Thru Inner Space, Rocket Jets, the original Submarine Voyage, and the Carousel of Progress.
First we have a lovely shot of the Rocket Jets, gleaming against a manganese-blue sky. Rows of Peoplemover cars of various hues glide along the elevated track. If you look carefully you can see two low-to-the-ground Skyway buckets to the left. Even a photograph conveys the sense of kinetic movement and vitality that was so much in evidence.
Was this next one taken from the upper level of the Carousel of Progress? Or perhaps even the Peoplemover? In any case, it's a giraffe's-eye view of Tomorrowland looking toward the Matterhorn.
This slide was missing some chunks of emulsion - presumably it was stored in a less-than-ideal environment. I did some clumsy Photoshop "cloning" over to the left where the planter is. Can you see the other place I did it? You'll see the same people in two places as once - though I at least tried to change the clothing to make it less obvious. Let's make it a game!