Sunday, March 27, 2011


Well homies, today's photos are nice enough I suppose; but we've seen plenty just like them before. What can I do! Anyway, they date from May of 1960. Every visitor to Disneyland (the ones armed with cameras) had to get a straight-on shot of the castle. Maybe four or five! This one is above average, and it has the advantage of showing a Surrey as it passes.

The flowers in the Flower Mart are both phony and baloney. But they are pretty, and that's all that matters.


Unknown said...

Considering the sheer number of castle shots it kind of makes me want to make a flip book with a picture from each year the park has been open.

Chuck said...

I was unaware that the Flower Mart was sponsored by Oscar Meyer.

Connie Moreno said...

Melinda, excellent idea! Chuck, you got me! I kept looking at the photo for some sign of the Oscar Meyer logo, LOL!!!

Orange Co Native said...

So the woman in the second photo in the black shorts started the less than caring attitude toward dress as we often see today :)

1st photo is nice. It would have been perfect if there had been some nice white clouds in the sky. The slower shutter speed allows the viewer to see the surrey was in movement with the slight blur.

SundayNight said...

What a couple of gems. I really like seeing the umbrellas in the first pic. Guess there wasn’t enough foliage for shade in those days. The slight blurriness of the horse’s legs add a nice bit of action to the pic.

My favorite part of the Flower Mart pic is the illuminated Public Telephone sign near the upper middle of the pic.

TokyoMagic! said...

Dig the large houndstooth print on that lady's skirt.

Looking at the castle in that first shot, I have to agree with people's comments in the past about the castle looking better with the more subdued paint job. Today, it is just too bright and glitzy.

Katella Gate said...

I've said it before (and perhaps too often) the castle looked best in this muted color scheme. The modern scheme has too much pink, is too saturated, and makes the castle look like a giant Barbie Funhouse Playset.

(Also ditch the bling -- Medieval's the thing).

JG said...

My Mom loved the Flower Market, Major. Dad took her picture in the same spot as this photo.

I found that picture the other day in an old box of stuff. Thanks for posting.


Major Pepperidge said...

Gee, I received more nice comments for these than I expected!

Melinda, I think your idea might work for a number of frequently-photographed landmarks at the park!

Chuck, Oscar Meyer secretly runs all of the world's governments too.

SUndayNight, I didn't notice the motion blur, which is actually a cool detail! I thought it was parked.

TM! and Katella, I've ranted about Disneyland's awful color schemes from recent years... I feel another rant coming on, but I will suppress it!

JG, Very cool that you found more photos from your own family trips to the park.