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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Solstice Tuesday - plus Florida part II

A happy Solstice/first day of winter to one and all...



We continued to be surprised at how wintry our Florida stint continued to be...
(shivering here in front of the giant 'golf ball' of Spaceship Earth in Epcot). We enjoyed the rides at the front of the park...

But my favorite aspect of the park is all the foreign country pavillions. Small slices of charm and atmosphere...

Germany was maybe the most picturesque. Especially all done up for Christmas.

(here be the kids - all squinty in the sun in front of the British phone boxes. The son wanted to know where the blue police box was...?)

The porticoes of Italy...

Stucco and tile in Morocco...

Norway - complete with most awesome carved wooden doors ever seen...

Mulan was even on hand in China to sign autographs. :-)

Twas a fun day traveling around the world...

...and night!

1 comment:

PG said...

So THAT is where our red telephone boxes went to! Did you know that they were nearly all scrapped in about 1989 and replaced with nasty plastic boothes? The only places allowed to keep them were places like picturesque villages and some heritage towns, who could prove that they had special grounds for keeping them. You still see them about, but they are rare birds and because nearly everyone over here has a mobile (cell) phone, even the booths are disappearing.