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March 29, 2008

Seattle Monorail Station


Vintage Seattle published this postcard showing the Westlake monorail station as it appeared originally, before the Westlake Mall was built. It’s great to see this, because this is kind of a rare view. I had heard about how the station used to be a big hulking structure, but until now I’d never seen a photo of it.

The Seattle Monorail was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, and it runs from here at the corner of Pine and Westlake all the way down to the Seattle Center, at the base of the Space Needle. In 1988 everything in the center of this postcard was torn down and a new multi-story mall built on the site. The monorail station now is little more than a small balcony off the food court.

I discovered Vintage Seattle just recently, and I’ve really been digging it. It’s kind of the same thing that I’ve been trying to do at the WNHPC blog. Maybe reading Vintage Seattle will give me some inspiration.

March 27, 2008

New Tomorrowland Construction

Over at the Daveland Blog, which I brought up a bit ago, he posted a series this week of historic construction pictures of New Tomorrowland at Disneyland. New Tomorrowland was the 1966 project to rebuild Tomorrowland, and some of the new rides that were introduced were the PeopleMover, Carousel of Progress, and Adventures Thru Innerspace. These cool photos mostly show the PeopleMover track being built. Here’s one of the monorail track diving into the construction zone.


Go see all the photos: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

March 25, 2008

Strange Maps


I found the blog Strange Maps, which highlights and details, you guessed it, strange maps. They pull out all the weird maps that have been drawn over the years, from serious efforts to ones done more tongue in cheek.

Shown: Eagle Map of the United States, from 1833.

March 22, 2008

American River Canyon

Bridal Veil Falls

Echo Summit

March 21, 2008

Candy Store

Fat City

In Old Sacramento.