austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Childhood's joy land

So looking back over my humor blog for the week. Really expected more of a response to my Imaginary Eras in French History piece but you know? Some of these things I write for myself, and I have to be content with that. And I totally am and am not at all insecure about it, I tell you.

So here's some more at Storybook Land and I hope you're enjoying the view since it's so gorgeous.

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Storybook Land's rock-a-bye-baby. If I understand right, they used to change the doll out fairly regularly, perhaps every year. Yes, I see the chicken wire keeping the baby safe despite it all.


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Little Red Riding Hood, and the Big Bad Wolf, animatronics that put on a pretty long show as I remember. Might do the whole why-grandmother-what-big-eyes-you-have routine, but I'm not sure.


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Snow White and some of the seven Dwarves in their home. Yes, they do all this certain aesthetic to it and hey isn't that a raccoon on the piano? (Or possibly certain breeds of cat.)


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Another view of the Dwarves. Feel like I know these characters from somewhere, you know?


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bunny_hugger at the standee in front of the Alice in Wonderland tunnel, which leads into the card maze shown a couple days back.


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White Rabbit statue posed just outside the Alice in Wonderland cave. And so now I really want to know: what was it painted like when the attraction first opened? Has it always looked like this? You can see evidence this thing is pretty old, from how the paint's worn down. So ... you know?


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Fluorescent paint and narration in the tunnel leading down into the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. It's a walk-through attraction with a lot of black-light stuff; you can see some of the key scenes painted in the distance on the right.


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Alice falling, as she pursues the White Rabbit. Also, bunny_hugger taking some snaps of all this.


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Statue scene of the Caterpillar giving his advice to, I'm pretty sure, one of The Shining twins.


Trivia: Scottish King James VI's 1603 ban on the MacGregor clan was not stricken from the statutes until 1774. Source: How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of how Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created our World and Everything In It, Arthur Herman.

Currently Reading: How To Read Nancy: The Elements Of Comics In Three Easy Panels, Paul Karasik, Mark Newgarden.

PS: Reading the Comics, July 14, 2018: County Fair Edition and you can see how distracted I am by our rabbit concerns that this is as much as I wrote about the comics all week.

Tags: fifth anniversary trip, humor, story book land
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