Thursday, April 10, 2014

Snapshot '73: Topiary Lane

Wow, it's certainly been a while.

Life took some twists and turns over the past few years and 2719 Hyperion, out of necessity, had to move to the periphery.  Not that this is a return to full-time daily-post blogging; I'm not feeling quite that ambitious as yet.  But I have stumbled across some items of interest and I thought I would share.

First up: a good friend recently discovered some vintage Walt Disney World photographs that her father snapped in 1973.  She found it funny that the photos were by and large scenery set pieces and expository shots, devoid of posturing family members.  After catching my breath, I politely begged her to share with me whatever she could.  She graciously complied.  Hence, my return to Disney blogging and the birth of the new Snapshot '73 series of posts.

Topiary Lane still exists as a small byway just east of the Ticket and Transportation Center, but the majority of the hedge creatures that were present there in 1973 have long since migrated to other pastures.  The topiaries were early eye candy that entertained guests on their tram rides from the parking lot to the TTC.

 This Monorail-view shot provides a better location perspective.


haptown said...

Hooray! A new blog post! Since I'm relatively new to 2719 Hyperion I've been playing catch-up with the blog archive during your absence. So glad to see a new post and the old photos are very cool.

Unknown said...

I agree with haptown, it is awesome to see you putting up some new posts. I love the pics by the way. Since the first time I had gone to WDW was 2001, I can say I missed a lot. Thanks!

Jeffrey Pepper said...

Thanks! I appreciate the encouragement and support!

SSB said...

Jeff, I'm really REALLY glad to see you back, even in a more limited capacity. Frankly, I had gotten a bit concerned as the old bookmarks I have had recently shown as completely dead. It was only because I searched to see if there were any news at all that I found the updated links. I still miss the segments you used to do with Lou Mongello, as well as the blog itself. Keep it up, at least to some degree.

Unknown said...

I too, am new to the blog, as I have been discovering the world of podcasts, and have thoroughly been enjoying your segments done with Lou Mongello. (I know...very late to the party, but better late than never!)
Hope all is okay in your world...totally get that life requires a shuffle in priorities sometimes. Don't stay away too long! Blessings,