Wow, great contrast. Looks like its pretty close to the same angle too.
Not as extreme as the Westcot massive spaceship earth thing, but its a good compliment to Sleepy Beauty's Castle (Its Sleeping Beauty right??? I can never remember).
its actually quite interesting but the angles from which those photos where taken are completely different.
The original photo was taken from the main entrance corridor, looks like it is just east of the old information booth and would have been the view you would see after you pass the golden state bridge
The second photo is taken several hundred steps west of that approximately where the entrance of Condor flats is.
It would be interesting if someone found a picture of the sunshine plaza taken from Condor flats entrance. The view would be of a barren concrete parade route with some concrete planters and the side of the large sun.
I love how the fountain plays on designs from Art Deco fountains from the 1920's. Seems to be a hybrid of the Glenarm Power Plant fountain in front of the PWP's (Pasadena Water and Power) 1927 Art Deco styled power plant in Pasadena (which is a beautiful fountain btw, especially at night, I drive by it a lot) and the Mulholland Fountain in Griffith Park/Los Feliz. I know the Imagineers on BVS did tons of research on old Los Angeles (I know they were working with many local historians and had access to extensive libraries on the history of the Southland, the largest one being at USC, as well as taking their own study field trips) and it's outlying communities (Pasadena, Westwood, Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Silverlake, etc...) to get BVS right and it seems they are doing a fantastic job.
Here's the Glenarm Fountain in Pasadena (same glass cube spire, yellow tiles, metal work)
And the Mulholland Fountain in Los Feliz (you can see they took design details from near the top of fountain).