Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
The second image is also from July 1965 and shows the center of Town Square with the drinking fountain (the wife is covering most of it, but you can still kind of see it for those tracking the fountain) and also one of the themed trash cans. It looks like a busy day.
The next image is a postcard quality shot with the Mark Twain passing by the Indian Village stage. By this time (July 1967) there was a shade canopy for the seating area and also for the drummers. It appears the show is about to begin. Notice the theming of the shields and spears.
Last image for today shows why I called this an artist visits Disneyland, the husband and wife posing at the front entrance. I love the choice of hat, and it appears he has purchased a guide book in his bag. In the background is a nice poster row. Behind the wife's head is the rare Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln attraction poster. I had assumed the only location this particular poster was up was in front of the Opera House.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The second is a slightly wider shot with Goofy holding a sign and the judges in white coats. The sign hanging on the temporary barricade is a nice touch. I wonder where the signs ended up at? Also notice the water for the remote control boats. The water does have a nice reflective quality to it.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The second image is of the swinging bridge over the lagoon on Tom Sawyer's Island. The kid running back to his parents appears to be holding one of the maps.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The next image shows the bustling street with the Disneyland Horse Corral on the right and in the background the colorful billboard for the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train.
The last shot is the best. Ricky (he looks like a Ricky) is being held up by the infamous and nefarious Black Bart. Look at how shiny the boots and pants are for Black Bart. Also notice Mineral Hall in the background and how close the line is to Rainbow Ridge.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
The final image is from approximatley 1977. The gentleman smoking on deck would not look out of place amongst today's hipsters. His hat is very Bicenteniellific!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
The next four images are from South of the Border. Located near Dillon, South Carolina on I-95. The location in the 1950's. 1960's and 1970's was basically barren with no towns or stops. The owner had built a beer stand and received lumber marked to South of the North Carolina Border. This set off a lightbulb, and he created a roadside attraction themed to Mexico. Over the years, he built up the location and advertised the stop with hundreds of bill boards (most featuring Pedro and bad puns.) Now there is much more built up around the stop, but it still pulls in the tourists in need of gas, food and bathroom break. Here are some of my favorite images:
Monday, July 06, 2009
For those who want to know about my adventure, my wife is TDY in North Carolina. So I flew down there, rented a car, drove to Atlanta to go to the Trader Vic's and the Cyclorama. Of course we stopped at South of the Border on the way down. I will post some select images tomorrow, or if you are on Facebook, I will post all of the images on Facebook.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
In honor of the Fourth of July (and the fact I am off on an adventure), I will not be posting anything until Monday July 6th. Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July.