Monday, June 25, 2007

Disneyland Hotel

Here are some nice vintage photos of the old Disneyland Hotel. None of them are dated, and the first one is not from the same batch as the other three. Nevertheless they look like they are 1957-ish.

I love the "modern" look that was achieved by the simple rectangles, use of glass, and general lack of frippery (unless you count those pierced metal beams). Would this be Bauhaus-influenced? Does anybody care??

The next three are from the garden areas surrounding the pool. We see the edge of a golf course (or at least a putting green), and a survivor from one of the original orange groves.

Nothin' much to say about this one....

I like this warm little tropical pond with water lillies, and the way it contrasts with the vivid blue swimming pool beyond. What, no goldfish?


Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow- all those slides look like summer. Very nice images of the Olympic size swimming pool.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Disneyland Hotel was a frippery-free zone. Jack and Bunny insisted on it in the contract...

"WHEREAS The management cannot be held responsible for any accidents, incidents, loss of property or life or limb.


WHEREAS For damage caused by lightning, earthquakes, floods, fire, frost or frippery of any sort, kind or condition, consequently the undersigned take responsibility.

... now that's research...

Katella Gate

Anonymous said...

Yes, we care :)
I love learning about the architecture of the era and the area.
I think I found this site
from a link connected here somewhere. I applaud whenever I hear something has been restored or preserved or just protected from being demolished. I know change beneficial, but they should leave a few things for posterity.

Chris Merritt said...

Gorgeous! Thanks David!