Friday, December 02, 2016

Guillermo del Toro Sneak Peek



Just a quick peek at the amazing Guillermo del Toro exhibit at LACMA which, unfortunately, finished its run last Sunday. This incredible tableau by Mike Hill is titled "Forsaken," and depicts the Frankenstein creature about to get rejected by his new-born "bride." Dr. Pretorius stands nearby, watching the proceedings.

The Bride as a ginger? Who knew.



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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Grace Cathedral



Grace Cathedral towers over Nob Hill in San Francisco. The impressive French Gothic structure is something I've seen each time I've visited the City by the Bay but never entered...until my most recent trip there.



Surprising, since it is prominently featured in two of my favorite movies: Hitchcock's "Family Plot" and "Time After Time." Although it is part of the story for the television mini series "Tales of the City," a cathedral in Montreal stood in for the interiors.



This labyrinth is based on the one inside the famous Chartres Cathedral in France.



What a view!



It seemed like this place was full of so many rooms and hallways to explore.



I found myself constantly changing lenses...wide angle to zoom to low light. So much going on here!



This mural really caught my attention.



The vintage look and feel had me at first glance.





The light through the stained glass cast some beautiful colors on the floor.



One of the many gorgeous stained glass windows:



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Entrance to Disneyland



Hope you can stand a few more vintage Disneyland entrance shots! First one is from March 1958. What else can be said about those crazy 1950's ticket prices?



This closeup from the same shot appears to be a Guidebook Salesman, or maybe just a kid dressed up fancy in a vest:



This Spring 1957 shot shows the exit, with the Disneyland Railroad's E.P. Ripley looming overheard. I sure do miss riding the trains.



This last shot is one I captured last May; so much more high tech and slick looking compared to its 1950's predecessors.



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