I took some pictures on Saturday. They're nothing new but I thought I'd post them anyway. I haven't been to the park in a couple of months and it's amazing how quickly Bueva Vista Street has progressed.
Buena Vista Street buildings have a kind of elegance which was missing in the old postcard entrance. It's a big step up from the DCA punfest.
DCA 1.0 was missing the little details like these dragons.
Here's a balcony with the mysterious railing extensions in both positions.
Al Lutz said that the Hyperion stairwell was going to be repainted as part of project sparkle. The beams do look a bit faded.
I'm really looking forward to the time-lapse video from the construction cameras.
BVS is starting to look like a real land. I originally thought the Carthay wasn't a big enough "weenie" for the area but now it seems the right size. I wonder what kind of connections it will take to be able to go up to the top of this thing and look at the view. It should be amazing.
I thought the top of the dome looked especially nice in the afternoon light.
Here's the right one. I can't tell you how many shots I missed due to "focus issues".
By the way, the new Matterhorn paint job looks great even from this distance.
And they finally replaced the burnt out bulbs in the "Y" in the Hyperion sign.
Just kidding. I spent a good half hour trying to shoot the worst trolley wire intrusion pictures I could find. I know I'm late to the "trolley wires" controversy but I wanted to get a look at them for myself.
If anything they helped make Hollywood Land look more like something out of the past rather than a modern studio. Yea, I know. Modern trollies have these wires too. We have them in San Diego. But without the wires the trollies would have looked fake or modern. It's theming. It's just one of those details which I think will help establish the era of the area. It was the remaining Electronica stuff which was ruining the theme.
Here are the real railing extension pictures.
The tops of the extensions are round and there's no holes or brackets to aid in mounting things on them. As has been suggested, I think they're just up-to-code railing extensions in case a full-sized human is up on the forced perspective mini balcony. When the railing extensions are down everything looks in proportion.