Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Disneyland: The First Summer, Pt. 3

Through the underpasses (which one will you choose on this fine 1955 summer day?) we stumble into Town Square. The Horse-Drawn Streetcar is the perfect to cruise up and down Main Street U.S.A. to see what shops and wares are available to the Disneyland guest of days gone by.

Closeups of City Hall and its next-door neighbor, the Fire Department:

A somewhat similar contemporary view of the same spots; nice to notice that the patriotic bunting is still used:

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Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

Loving the shots from the first summer Dave, great stuff as always!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Very, very nice pics Dave. I love that building.

Major Pepperidge said...

That one kid looks like he has had just about enough of waiting for the Fire Truck!

Great pictures, but they still show that the modern color choices on Main Street are just not well done!

TokyoMagic! said...

I'm looking at that second to last photo and wondering...are those the same two trees from that very first year?

olddisneylandfan said...

The color is so vivid and the images so sharp they look like they were shot yesterday.

Chris Merritt said...

Gorgeous images!

Katella Gate said...

In the first picture, the front of city hall is missing the iron work on the roof.

The last picture reminds me how I miss the old Dutch style livery stable that fronted the former storage lockers.