Friday, December 09, 2016
In spite of the fact that I have seen approximately 13 gazillion photos of Sleeping Beauty Castle, I still love this first photo (from March, 1960) more than I love my three kids (apologies to Sandy, Becky, and Mongo). Just look at it? What's not to love? The color leans toward cyan rather heavily, but the yellows and reds still *pop*. Look at the way the castle's pennants wave perfectly in the breeze. And we can't ignore those awesome 1960 people.
The gentleman with the hat is my hero! He's got swagger. The lady to the right is carrying her souvenir guidebook in a most undignified manner. Two devil children are crossing the castle bridge. And while there are a few other kids in the distance, the crowd is largely adults.
I almost didn't post this one because it looks so odd. It's a vintage slide, but it is a duplicate, and like most image dupes, it has started to lose some subtlety. On the other hand, it's got that holiday spirit, and I like the tableau of the two ladies having their picture taken; it looks like it's right out of an old Kodak ad.