Sunday, March 12, 2017
If you have looked at today's photos and are feeling a ferocious sense of déjà vu, don't worry! You have indeed seen similar photos before.
The lady to the right of the trash can is my favorite, she has a real sense of style. Maybe she's a cool teacher or something. I always loved the old castle courtyard, because pre-1983, it was the only place where the surrounding buildings were more fully finished, in contrast to the flat façades of the old Fantasyland (which I also loved!). Just look at Merlin's Magic Shop, to our left. It's right out of a German Expressionist silent movie. "The Golem", maybe.
And I know that a lot of people like today's more gaudily polychromatic park, but I look at this version of Sleeping Beauty Castle and think that, even though it is a fairy tale castle, it feels more "real", if that makes any sense at all.