Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fifi and Jose, 1966



In this October 1966 shot, José the red plumed Barker Bird is drawing customers in with his spiel, voiced by Wally Boag:



Originally, it was the blue plumed Juan who spoke to guests at the entrance of this attraction as shown in this image taken just a few months earlier in August:



Back to the October 1966 batch, the photographer captured Fifi in action during the show:



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Miracles From Molecules



Not quite as memorable as "it's a small world," but "The Miracles From Molecules" is yet another Sherman Brothers tune that has difficulty exiting the brain once hear. Today's post features four images from the Adventure Thru Inner Space attraction at Disneyland, circa April 1970, where this catchy little tune could be heard.

This attraction was located where Star Tours currently resides.



It was a wacky attraction of which I still have vivid memories, even though it closed down over thirty years ago.



The most memorable moment for me was seeing the Omnimover vehicles "shrunken" down in this tube. How the heck did they do that?!? Yes, I was gullible for a short time.



Here's the Sherman Brothers song; listen at your own risk, as you might end up humming it all day long!



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Monday, April 09, 2018

View from the Tower



Often it takes a visitor to get you to fully explore the city where you live. Such was the case with the California Tower at Balboa Park which began allowing visitors to climb (almost) to the top over three years ago. Built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, it was one of the few structures that was constructed to last as a permanent building. Shall we begin the journey up?



The first thing of note was the 100-chime electronic carillon that makes the California Tower’s music. I was expecting something much larger and more elaborate, as its melodious sounds carry across the canyons to my house every day.



An innovative way to honor donors:



And the views....wow.



The Globe Theatre complex:



A leftover from the Grinch production at Christmas can be seen on the rooftop:





Like something out of "Vertigo":



What a great experience! I would definitely sign up for this tour again...but would bring my wide angle lens!

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