Sunday, November 06, 2016
Here's a pair from 1960; nothing amazing, but nice just the same. Like this first one, showing the Mark Twain gleaming in the April sunshine on crisp clear day. All the cool kids want to be on the top level (also, they know that this is where they are least likely to be attacked by a poisonous grizzly bear). Notice that there are a couple of fishing poles at the right edge of the photo.
In the early years, the Matterhorn was painted a slightly darker gray than what we see these days, which is a bit surprising; I would imagine that a lighter hue would work better from in a forced perspective way. In any case, it looks great, though I am disappointed that we don't see a single bobsled.